Season Supply Sale!!!

Our Annual Season Supply Sale is Here!


Get all the Sanitizer, Shock, and Algaecide you need for this summer at a Substantial Discount. Only for a limited time!!!

Give us a call and ask for personalized pricing and what is included in your package. You can have all of the maintenance chemicals for this season calculated according to your pool volume by BioGuard Certified Water Care Experts. Don’t forget, the Season Supply Discount is not limited to your weekly maintenance chemicals, but you can add ANY other chemicals and reap the benefits of the best sale we run all year! What a stress-free way to start your summer!

This year we will still be offering free delivery, or a Free Gift to any customer who picks up their season supply from our convenient Hudson, NH location.




*Ask us how to become a Preferred Member and continue saving big on… 

Pool Toys and Chemicals

Pool Parts

Accessories for Grills and the Big Green Egg

Spa Chemicals

Outdoor Heaters

Backyard Accessories

And More… All Season Long!!!



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Hot Tub Season is Upon Us!

I don’t know about all of you, but when it starts getting chilly outside I just can’t wait to get into the hot tub. If you are just opening it, there are a few steps to take to make sure your spa is safe to being soaking in again.

  1. You’ll need to clean out those jets. Whether you drain the tub for the winter or keep the water in, you’ll need to clean all the gunk out of your jets from the previous season. We recommend Leisure Time’s Jet Clean for this job.

Application: JetClean

  • Remove the filter. Very Important!! You’ll also need to clean the filter before putting it
    back into fresh water. Now while you’re waiting would be the best time to do so. Use SpaGuard Filter Cleaner and let soak for 15-30 minutes before rinsing.
  • Add 16 oz. jet clean to a full warm spa. For those of you who do empty your spa for the winter, you’ll need to fill the tub and let it heat up.
  • Run the jets for 15 minutes.
  • Turn off the jets for 1 hour.
  • Run the jets for 15 minutes to blow all of the dirt and grime out of the lines.
  • Drain the spa and clean the tub while draining with BioGuard Off The Wall or Spa Guard Spa Mitts and rinse.
  • Re-fill, test and balance to begin your SpaGuard chemical program.



2. Balance your new spa water! Add your sanitizer and shock and test the pH, alkalinity, and calcium to ensure a safe environment for both your soakers and your equipment.

Don’t forget- We offer free water testing at our convenient location in Hudson, NH! Bring your spa water to the BioGuard Water Care Experts!

3. Enjoy your clean, fresh spa!


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Don’t Make This Mistake; Close Your Pool The ASAP Way!

It’s not pool_closed_sad_boyso hot anymore outside folks… time to get that pool closed!

Closing a pool can be a sad time for many families. It means trading in the cannonballs and splash competitions for snow shoveling and cold noses. If you don’t close that pool the right way though, it can make a world of a difference for the worse. No one wants to clean and maintain a pool when its 65 degrees outside. We get it. Frankly, we don’t want to do it either, but it pays our bills (we really do appreciate your business.) So, here are a few tips we’ve learned that will help you keep your pool clear and sparkling until your spring opening, the easy and convenient BioGuard way.

  1. Use the right chemicals! If the Advanced Spa & Pool service team is closing your pool this year we most definitely add shock and algaecide to help keep your pool from growing algae over the winter. We can’t circulate the pool as long as you can though so it is still important to pick up a BioGuard Arctic Blue Winter Kit and add these chemicals in addition to what we add before we get there. There are two BioGuard Arctic Blue Winter Kits, which we will help you purchase according to the size of your pool. You will need to plan to add these chemicals and run your pool for about 48 hours before we arrive to close it, or before you begin the closing.winterKit-lEach kit contains:
    • Arctic Blue® Algae Protector
    • Arctic Blue Shock
    • Winterizing instructions
    • $8 in Valuable Coupons




2.Pick the right pool cover! If you have an above ground pool, you should have a 4ft overlap, 5ft for in-grounds. At Advanced Spa And Pool, we only carry the best in the industry. We have AccuShield and GLI pool covers to fit any pool type and size.

There are 3 different pool covers to choose from; the deluxe, the supreme, and the ultra.

The Deluxe cover is black, and has an 8 year warranty.

The Supreme cover is green, and has a 12 year warranty.

The Ultra cover is blue, and has an impressive 20 year warranty.

3. Gizzmos, skimmer plates, plugs, etc..

We carry everything you need to close your pool, including the strong Aquadoor skimmer faceplate. At ASAP you will NEVER hear us recommend using a gizzmo in an above ground pool. Pick up an Aquadoor to install onto your skimmer (which we can also do during liner changes or when we open your pool in some cases) and save yourself the cost in the spring of needing to replace your pool wall. 2014_03_19_001

4. Lastly but most importantly, Balance your pool water!!!!


You’ve voted us Best Pool Company of Greater Nashua again for 2015 and we thank you! You have all made this a great year for all of us at Advanced Spa And Pool! We hope you have a stress free winter and we’ll see you in the spring!


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Do you have a sick pool?

Is your pool looking cloudy and sickly?


Your pool could be suffering from a Chlorine Demand.

Before we jump into Chlorine Demands, lets first understand what having a Free Chlorine Residual means.

Free Chlorine is the active chlorine in the water that has not combined with organic matter and is therefore available for killing bacteria and algae. The proper range for free chlorine residual is 1-3 ppm. Below 1 ppm can cause swimmer irritation, cloudy water, chlorine demand, and even allow algae to grow. If you are having trouble maintaining 1-3 ppm of Chlorine, you may be in a demand.

So what exactly is a Chlorine Demand?

A Chlorine Demand is the consistent inability to maintain a free chlorine residual in a pool.  It is caused by a build up of contaminants which creates and “overload” on the sanitizing system.  Quite simply, it means that more sanitizer is required that is being provided to the water.

There are two ways to treat chlorine demand.  The first is to add the appropriate amount of chlorine.  The quickest way to find out what that amount is would be to have one of our BioGuard Certified Water Care Experts right here at ASAP run a chlorine demand test on the Accu-Demand30®.  This test is the most accurate test in the industry to find out exactly how much shock you will need to break your Chlorine Demand.

Depending on the severity of the Demand, the test results will tell you you’ll need to add any amount of shock from 5lbs to 100lbs. In most cases, you can use BioGuard Pool Tonic in conjunction with CLC3 to lower the amount of shock you will need to use. maxresdefault

As mentioned earlier, a Chlorine Demand is a build up of contaminants. Pool Tonic will remove a large portion of those contaminants, thus lowering the amount of shock needed to burn them off and establish a Free Chlorine Residual.

Once we have helped you break your chlorine demand and you are maintaining a steady 1-3 ppm of Free Chlorine, you may resume your normal BioGuard System.

If you think you may have a Chlorine Demand or have more questions about them, stop by our convenient location in Hudson, NH and speak to any of our BioGuard trained water technicians.

Don’t forget- We offer FREE Water Testing!


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What Are Water Borne Illnesses?

Water borne illnesses are something that no one wants to talk about, but everyone should understand. If not taken care of and sanitized properly, a pool or spa can spread harmful bacteria that can lead to rashes, fever, gastrointestinal illness, as well as other debilitating symptoms.

How Do I Protect My Family?

Learn about the most common Water Borne Illnesses and how to prevent them.



Cryptosporidium is a microscopic parasite that causes the diarrheal disease cryptosporidiosis. Both the parasite and the disease are commonly known as “Crypto.”

The parasite is protected by an outer shell that allows it to survive outside the body for long periods of time and makes it very tolerant to chlorine disinfection. Yes, that means that it can’t be killed with Chlorine alone. We need to take extra steps to keep our swimmers safe.


  • Protect others by not swimming if you are experiencing diarrhea (this is essential for children in diapers). If diagnosed with cryptosporidiosis, do not swim for at least 2 weeks after diarrhea stops.
  • Shower before entering the water.
  • Wash children thoroughly (especially their bottoms) with soap and water after they use the toilet or their diapers are changed and before they enter the water.
  • Take children on frequent bathroom breaks and check their diapers often.
  • Change diapers in the bathroom, not at the poolside.
  • Check Chlorine and pH levels regularly. The Chlorine level in a residential pool needs to be between 1-3 ppm (parts per million,) and between 3-5 ppm in a residential spa. pH levels should always be between 7.4 and 7.6.



Giardia, much like Crypto, is protected by an outer shell that makes it resistant to chlorine. Make sure to follow the before mentioned steps to keep yourself and other swimmers safe from Giardia and other Water Borne Illnesses.

Check Chlorine and pH levels regularly. The Chlorine level in a residential pool needs to be between 1-3 ppm (parts per million,) and between 3-5 ppm in a residential spa. pH levels should always be between 7.4 and 7.6.






Shigellosis is an infectious disease caused by a group of bacteria called Shigella. Most who are infected with Shigella develop diarrhea, fever, and stomach cramps starting a day or two after they are exposed to the bacteria. Shigellosis usually resolves in 5 to 7 days. Some people who are infected may have no symptoms at all, but may still pass the Shigella bacteria to others. The spread ofShigella can be stopped by frequent and careful handwashing with soap and taking other hygiene measures.

This disease may be acquired by swimming in contaminated surface waters or pools and spas.

Check Chlorine and pH levels regularly. The Chlorine level in a residential pool needs to be between 1-3 ppm (parts per million,) and between 3-5 ppm in a residential spa. pH levels should always be between 7.4 and 7.6.

Hot Tub Rash (Pseudomonas Aeruginosa)


One of the most common Water Borne Illnesses (and the easiest to diagnose and treat) that I have seen working with Advanced Spa And Pool is Hot Tub Rash.

Hot tub rash can occur if contaminated water comes in contact with skin for a long period of time. The rash usually appears within a few days of being in a poorly maintained hot tub.

To reduce the risk of hot tub rash:

Remove your swimsuit and shower with soap after getting out of the water.

Clean your swimsuit after getting out of the water.

Be sure that your hot tub is adequately sanitized.

  • Hot Tubs: free chlorine (3—5 ppm) or bromine (4—6 ppm).


When in doubt, bring us a sample of your spa water. We offer FREE BioGuard water analyses all year long!


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Spa Season Is Finally Here, And We Have New Accessories!


Spa Season is finally here, and we’ve stocked up on all new premium Spa Side accessories!


Cover Lifters


Cover Valet Premium Hot Tub Cover Lifter


  • Requires only 4″-6″ of clearance.
  • Works inside most gazebos
  • Mounts to edge of spa cabinet or directly to deck
  • When cover is open, it doubles as a privacy wall.
  • Durable zinc plated and powder coated finish.
  • Highest quality stainless steel hardware.
  • Accessory brackets are available to fit specific spa manufacturers’ needs.
  • Compact packaging for easy, low-cost shipping and handling.
  • Features a five year limited manufacturer’s warranty.




Cover Rock-It Hot Tub Cover Lifter


  • Under-spa plates are held securely in place by the weight of the spa.
  • Requires as little as 18″ of clearance.
  • When folded down, the cover stores neatly on the side of spa to provide a full view.
  • Zinc-plated and powder coated finish.
  • Fits most spas up to 96″.
  • Features a five year limited manufacturer’s warranty.



 Spa Side Premium Spa and Hot Tub Accessories

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  • No hardware required.
  • Durable zinc plated and powder coated finish.
  • Swivels to provide ease of entry and exit.
  • Perfect fit for spas up to 40″ tall.
  • Locking feature ensures fixed position.
  • Soft blue LED lighting completes the look.



  • Provides added comfort for the spa experience
  • Available in Blue or Black
  • PVC coated vinyl construction w/ foam cushion core
  • Safe for use with all spa chemical systems
  • Removable pouch can be filled with marbles or washed pea gravel to further increase the weight or seated height of the water seat
  • Product dimensions – 15″ x 12″ x 4″


Spa Side Step and Spa Side Step Premium


Spa Side Step Features

  • Maintenance Free blow-molded plastic.
  • Reversible treads for use with round or square spas.
  • Textured tread design for added peace of mind.
  • Available in 5 colors.
  • Durability and style all rolled into one.
  • Assembles in seconds.

Spa Side Step Premium Featuresfea_spa-side-step

  • Maintenance free.
  • Assembles in seconds.
  • Supports more than 800lbs.
  • Attractive styling compliments any spa environment.
  • UV treated ensuring years of beauty and use.
  • Available in a variety of colors to match today’s spa cabinets.
  • Unique anti-slip tread design provides added safety and peace of mind.
  • Recycled plastic.


Spa Side Umbrella


  • No hardware required.
  • Base features durable zinc plated and color-matched powder coat finish.
  • Umbrella frame constructed of powder coated aluminum.
  • Available in 3 attractive colors that add style to any spa environment.
  • Swivels 360º.
  • Umbrella easily removes from base for storage.
  • Umbrella folds neatly to side of spa when not in use.
  • Umbrella is fully assembled and ready to operate.
  • The Spa Side Umbrella is backed by a complete one year warranty. Umbrellas in general are prone to wind damage, therefore any wind-related damage incurred by the Spa Side Umbrella will be non-warrantable.


Spa Side Heat Premium Outdoor Patio Heater


Our newest product features a striking, modern design that adds style and comfort to any backyard environment. The flame is encased in Quartz Glass allowing for even and safe heat distribution. As the flame dances within the 4-foot-high tube it offers onlookers a naturally pleasing alternative to standard heaters. The included infra-red remote control allows the flame output to be controlled from anywhere in the backyard; in the spa, pool, or even from inside the house as you entertain guests.

  • 41,000 BTU output
  • 10-12 hours of use on a single propane tank
  • Electronic ignition & infra-red remote included
  • Triangular design for added stability – 92″ high w/ 24″ base
  • 3 flame settings
  • Flame is encased in temp treated quartz glass – highest level of shock and shatter resistance
  • Fully assembled – just add a standard propane tank
  • Available in Stainless Steel or Bronze finish
  • Wheels included – allows one person to easily move the heater around the backyard
  • CSA approved

Add something extra to your Spa Side and make this spa season nothing less than exceptional!


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6 Keys To Basic Spa Care From SpaGuard


Now that spa season is back, we’re sure you’re anxious to get in again, but don’t forget how to take care of your tub and its bathers!

In case you’re a little rusty after a long summer of not using your spa, we’ll go over the 6 keys to basic spa care as taught to us by SpaGuard.

1. Circulation

Proper water circulation will help ensure even distribution of products as well as promote filtration. As the water circulates, it passes through the filter, trapping suspended particles. Properly circulating SpaGuard spa care products help keep the water inviting and ready for your soaking pleasure. Be sure to run your spa’s circulation system every day to ensure good working order.

2. Filtration

Many spa issues are caused by poor filtration. When the filter is dirty or clogged, debris stays in the water.  A properly cared for filter captures hair, oils and cosmetics. Because spa filters trap many contaminants, cleaning has two steps: spraying off loose debris, then using SpaGuard Filter Cleaner to remove oils and other contaminants embedded into the filter. You need to clean your filter every 4 to 6 weeks.

3. Cleaning

Contaminants such as dirt, oil and even bacteria can accumulate at the waterline, much like a bathtub ring. Regular cleaning preserves spa surfaces and prevents unwanted build-up.  Off The Wall® Surface Cleaner and SpaGuard Cleaning Mitts are powerful, low-sudsing cleaners that work specifically with spa water chemistry. Use them to remove the ring of oil and dirt that serves as a breeding ground for bacteria and to prevent residue from building up around the waterline and inside skimmers.

4. Draining and Refilling

Regular draining and refilling is a normal part of spa maintenance. Over time, the water absorbs and dissolves minerals, chemicals and other soluble material. The BioGuard Certified Water Care Experts at ASAP can perform a Total Dissolved Solids (TDS) test to help determine if it’s time to replace your water. High TDS can make the water look dull, become foamy, and develop an odor. How often you drain and refill your spa depends on how often you use it.

This simple formula can help:

Spa gallons ÷ Daily bathers ÷ 3 = Days between draining

Example: 300 gallons ÷ 2 daily bathers ÷ 3 = 50 days

Note: a bather is one person in the spa for 15-30 minutes.

5. Chemistry

There are two primary components that affect spa water quality: sanitizer (bromine or chlorine) residual and pH. When both are within their recommended ranges, your water is comfortable, protected and clear; sanitizers and “shock products” work efficiently; and spa surfaces and equipment are protected. Recommended bromine or chlorine residual levels are:

  • Bromine Residual using Brominating Tablets
    • Residential = 2 – 4 ppm
    • Commercial = 4 – 6 ppm
  • Bromine Residual using Brominating Concentrate: 3 – 6 ppm
  • Chlorine Residual using Chlorinating Concentrate: 3 – 5 ppm

Maintain pH between 7.4 – 7.6 (the ideal range; acceptable range is 7.2 – 7.6). By adding SpaGuard Spa Sentry, it holds the pH within its optimum range. Spa Sentry is formulated to “watch over” the pH and protect the water from pH changes.

Bring a water sample to our location for a FREE water analysis to also balance the Total Alkalinity and Calcium Hardness.

6. Testing

The chemistry of your spa water needs to be checked regularly. Use SpaGuard products to maintain the correct levels, including: sanitizer residuals, pH, total alkalinity, calcium hardness, metals, and total dissolved solids. BioGuard® 4-way Test Strips – and Soft Soak® 4-way Test Strips for Soft Soak spas – test pH, total alkalinity, and sanitizer levels with only one strip.

Maintaining proper levels will make the water clear and comfortable, kill bacteria that can multiply rapidly in a spa, protect spa surfaces from stains caused by metals, and protect spa equipment from scale. There are 3 essential chemical areas to maintain.

  1. Sanitization – kills bacteria to help prevent the transmission of disease.
  2. Oxidation/shock – removes residues and restores clarity and comfort.
  3. Water balance – ensures spa user comfort, water clarity, sanitizer efficiency, and longevity of spa surfaces and equipment.


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Pool Closing Myths Busted

People come in year after year to prepare for their pool closing, and these are some of the myths about proper pool closing that people are unfortunately misinformed about. We’ll set them straight for you!


1. Air pillows are made to hold the cover up. False!

Air pillows are not designed to hold the cover up under the weight of snow and ice. They are designed to relieve the stress when the ice expands and SACRIFICE themselves instead of the ice pushing out and damaging the pool walls. It’s better to have more than one, they will pop as the ice expands! You should need to replace them each winter. (Only fill your air pillows about 70%)



2. Using a chemical floater under the cover will reduce the potential of algae growth over the winter. False!

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When you use a chemical floater like this under the cover during the winter, the chemicals can not disperse properly because there is no circulation in the pool. The chemicals will release from the floater and sit on the bottom of the pool, and will not sanitize or oxidize anything in the other parts of the pool. The best thing to do is to use a winter shock and algicide and have your water tested to make sure your water is properly balanced before closing it up for the winter.




3. You can just close a green pool and the cold weather will kill the algae. False!

The cold environment makes for worse living conditions for algae, but when you open your pool in may there has still been enough sunlight, warmer weather and (more than likely) a lack of sanitizer in the water to allow better conditions for the algae to grow back. You should always balance the water and make sure your Chlorine is in the best range before you close the pool.

Also note that if you have a Loop Loc (or any other brand) mesh safety cover, the cover allows water from rain and snow to pass through, diluting the winter chemicals that you have added before closing. You can add BioGuard Algae All 60 through the cover once around Thanksgiving, and once around Easter to help prevent algae from growing. (Never add shock through the cover!!!) Safety covers are made for safety, not for water balance so you should take extra preventative measures to help.


4. Use a Gizzmo in your Above Ground skimmer to prevent ice damage. False!

Gizzmos are for In Ground use only. NEVER use a Gizzmo in an Above Ground skimmer. When you put a Gizzmo in an above ground skimmer, the water in both the skimmer and the pool will freeze and form an arm of ice around the Gizzmo. At this point the ice in the skimmer and in the pool are attached, so when the weight of the water and ice on top of the cover push down on the layer of ice in the pool, it will drag the arm of ice around the Gizzmo in the skimmer down as well, and this happens.




To avoid damage from ice and damage from a Gizzmo, use an Aquador. This will allow you to winterize the pool properly without lowering the water in the pool at all. After the Aquador skimmer assembly has been installed, all you need to do when closing is simply snap the lid on!




Make sure you close your pool the right way this year for a stress free opening! 

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Big Green Egg Recipes For Labor Day, Including Justin Moore’s BBQ Shrimp

Are you getting bored with plain old burgers and hot dogs year after year? Want to treat your family to something new this labor day? Here are a couple mouth watering recipes for you to try on your Big Green Egg.

Turkey Bacon Dogs 

Big Green Egg Recipes | Advanced Spa And Pool Hudson NH

I’d like someone to try to tell me that heaven doesn’t lie in a hot dog bun.

Treat everyone to healthier hot dogs with turkey franks wrapped in turkey bacon and nestled in Nature’s Own 100% Whole Wheat Hot Dog Rolls. Give them a southwestern twist with your favorite salsa and Cheddar cheese.

Recipe courtesy of Nature’s Own Bread. For more information, visit


8 Nature’s Own 100% Whole Wheat Hot Dog Rolls
1 package (16 ounces) Butterball® Bun Size Premium Turkey Franks 8 slices Butterball® Turkey Bacon
1⁄2 to 3⁄4 cup shredded Cheddar or Monterey Jack cheese
Salsa (medium or hot)
Pickled jalapeño pepper slices (optional)
Sour cream (optional)


Set EGG for direct cooking at 500°F/260°C.

Spray cold grate of grill with cooking spray. Wrap each turkey frank with 1 slice turkey bacon. Grill franks, turning frequently, until bacon is crisp.

Place franks in hot dog rolls. Immediately sprinkle with cheese. Serve with salsa and if desired, jalapeno pepper slices and sour cream.

Makes 8 servings

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Justin Moore’s BBQ Shrimp

Justin Moore’s always had a thing about doing it his way. Call it stubborn redneck mettle or just the fierce commitment to blaze a trail that is inherent to people from his home of Poyen, Arkansas. This blazing sense of “Off the Beaten Path” drives his album of the same name.

A little bit rowdy, a little bit sentimental and a whole lotta roughneck, Moore has dented the country radio charts with hits including “Lettin’ the Night Roll” and“Point at You.” Moore hit #1 with “Small Town USA,” the sentimental family embracing “If Heaven Wasn’t So Far Away” and the fidelity pledge “Til My Last Day.”

And now, for the first time since bursting onto the country music scene as Billboard’s “ACM New Artist of the Year,” Moore can take some time off from all of that hard work to relax and enjoy his success … and his Big Green Egg.

Here’s Justin’s recipe for BBQ Shrimp on the Big Green Egg:


1 pound peeled and deveined shrimp
Cajun dry seasoning (I use Tony’s)
Good olive oil
Fresh chopped garlic
Freshly ground pepper
Kosher salt
Red pepper flakes


Get the EGG to 400-450°F (204-232°C).

In a bowl, mix shrimp with all ingredients. Amounts of each depend on your taste … I like mine spicy, so I use a fair amount of Cajun spice and pepper flakes. Don’t drown in olive oil, but make sure each shrimp is covered. Use skewers for cooking on the EGG. Cook 3 to 4 minutes per side, then close all vents, and cook for 2 more minutes for a nice smoke flavor.

Serve over pasta, or as an appetizer with toasted French bread. Also try on skewers!


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Hot Tub Season is Coming!

What a lousy season it’s been for pools, huh? Well, no worries! That just makes for a better spa season, and it’s just around the corner!

Here are a few tips to get your spa season started the right way. 


1. Clean your hot tub.

Your spa has been sitting idle for months! Whether you drain your tub for the summer or not, you need to take a couple steps to rid your spa of harmful bacteria before you start soaking.

  • If you drain your spa:

Use BioGuard’s Off The Wall with a Miracle Pad for easy removal of films, mold, and stains, and Spa Cleaning Mitts to remove oils, dirt and waterline deposits.







  • If you keep the water in your tub: 

Use Leisure Time Jet Clean to clean all the junk out of your jets. This is important! Still, warm water is a breeding ground for bacteria, and it will start in the jets where you can’t clean with normal products or see.

To Use Jet Clean:Leisure-Time-Jet-Clean1

  1. Remove Filter and clean separately using SpaGuard Filter Cleaner.
  2. Before the spa is drained, add 1 bottle of Leisure Time Jet Clean to warm spa water.
  3. Turn ON pump and run the jets for 15 minutes. (Ensure that the filter is NOT in the spa.)
  4. Turn pump and jets OFF and let sit for 1 hour.
  5. Turn pump ON and run jets and blower for 15 minutes.
  6. Drain the spa, hosing off the inside spa walls while draining.*
  7. Follow the If you drain your spa steps listed above to clean the shell.

*May need to partially fill spa and drain to reduce foaming.

Once you have thoroughly cleaned your spa, you can move onto the next step…

2. Fill your hot tub.

If you are filling from a well or if your town water has metals, use a Hayward Water Bobby with SpaGuard Stain And Stain Control when filling the spa. This will eliminate the chance of metals discoloring the spa water and gumming up the filter when you begin chemical maintenance.


  • Screw the Water Bobby to the end of your garden hose to catch the metals while filling before they get into the tub.
  • Use SpaGuard Stain And Scale Control to ensure that your spa is protected in case some trace metals made it through the Water Bobby, or if you’re not using a Bobby at all. This will allow you to chlorinate and shock like normal without needing to worry about the metals dropping out of solution and discoloring the water or staining the spa surfaces.

Once you have filled your spa and protected it from metals that may be present in your source water, you may continue to the next step…

3. Balance the water.

This is the simplest step. Bring in a water sample when the spa is up to temperature and we’ll test it for you. Depending on your pH level, we will supply you with a SpaGuard Spa Symmetry Water Balance Kit. The kit includes everything you need to balance your spa. The sanitizer and shock will need to be purchased additionally. With a spa you only use teaspoons and tablespoons at a time (usually,) so the kit will last a while.


When the spa has been balanced, you can move on to the final step…

4. Enjoy your hot tub!

We don’t really need to tell you how to do that, do we?




Also check out our new lines of Spazazz Spa Scents
 to enhance your soaking experience!



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