Spring Cleaning Your Sundance Hot Tub
Your Sundance hot tub has kept you warm all winter long, providing hours of family bonding and relaxation.
The good news is that the good times can last year-round, with just a little bit of maintenance.
Thankfully, spring cleaning a Sundance hot tub is pretty simple. We’ll show you how to get it Spring ready in just a few easy steps!
Drain Your hot tub
Now the the snow has melted and the temperature is rising, it's time to drain out your old hot tub water.
To drain the water from your Sundance hot tub, you must first turn off the power. With the power off, attach your garden hose to the spa's drain to syphon out the water.
Drain locations vary from series to series. 680 Series spas have an exterior drain on the bottom of the right hand side panel at the front of the spa.
On a 780 Series Spa, the drain is located in the top right corner of the equipment bay, so you need to remove the front panel to access it.
880 & 980 Series Spas have a built-in Quick Drain located in the equipment bay. Simply attach the provided hose to the drain valve, turn the gate and your spa will begin to drain.
Clean the Synthetic Cabinet
To keep your Sundance hot tub's synthetic cabinet (also known as a skirt) looking its best, wipe it down with a clean towel and a mild soap solution or a cleaning product such as Clean & Perfect or Ultrashine, which are both available at The Sundance Spa Store.
Wipe Down the Interior Shell
Now that your Sundance hot tub is empty, you can clean the inside with a nonabrasive, non-sudsy cleaning solution such as Clean & Perfect, or a water/vinegar mix.
Rinse the shell thoroughly after cleaning to remove any residue that could cause foaming once your hot tub is filled back up.
Check The Filters
Your Sundance hot tub filters work hard to keep your water clean and fresh, so after a long hard winter you should check what sort of condition they are in and either clean or replace them as needed.
Different filters require different maintenance, so use this guide below to ensure you are looking after your filters correctly.
680 Series Filters: 50 Sq Ft - The 680 Series filters should be removed and cleaned once a month and replaced once a year.
780 Series Filters: MicoClean 1 Filter System – The 780 Series uses a two-piece filter system. The large pleated filter should be removed and cleaned every 2-3 months, and replaced every 18 months. The smaller filter (MicroClean 1) is a fully disposable filter and should not be cleaned. This filter should be replaced every 3-4 months.
880 & 980 Series Filters: MicroUltra Filter System – The 880 & 980 Series use a two-piece filtration system. The large Outer filter should be removed and cleaned every 2-3 months, and replaced every 18 months. The Inner Micro Core filter is fully disposable and should not be cleaned. This filter should be replaced every 6-9 months.
All Pleated Filters should be cleaned with a solution at least once a year to remove organic matter from the filters pleats.
Rinsing with a regular garden hose will keep debris at bay, but a deep cleanse with a Cartridge Cleaner or AquaMagic will increase the efficiency of your Sundance hot tub filters, help your pumps perform at their best and keep your water looking and feeling great!
Refill Your Hot Tub
To refill your Sundance hot tub, remove the filter/filters, and then place a garden hose in the filter area.
Fill your spa until the water covers all the jets but does not touch the bottom of the lowest headrest.
Once full, remove the hose, place the filter/filters back in and switch the power back on to the hot tub.
Refresh the Pillows
Springtime is the perfect time to refresh your Sundance hot tub pillows.
You can easily Clean your pillows with a warm water/ vinegar mix and a soft brush or cloth.
If the pillows have seen better days, replace them with brand new Sundance pillows, available through The Sundance Spa Store.
Treat the Water
Now it’s time to test and treat the hot tub water before you use it. Begin by adding 100 ml of Prevent II (Stain & Scale Control) to the water while it is still cold. Next, wait until the water has heated up (wait at least 5 hours) and use a test strip to check the water is balanced.
Adjust Alkalinity level first if required (treat with Alka-Rise or pH reducer). Once the water is warm and properly balanced, add 1 Capful (30g) of Sun-Boom to sanitize the water, and you are good to go!
You can also simplify care with Spa Marvel, a water enhancer that leaves hot tub water clean and balanced for a longer period of time, and reduces the amount of chemical products required to keep your water looking great.
Clean & Inspect The Cover
Finally, you should give your hot tub cover a good clean. If you have a SunStrong All Weather Fabric Cover, just use your garden hose to loosen dirt, remove debris & clean.
If you have a traditional vinyl spa cover, you should clean and condition it with a product such as "Restore" so it can continue to protect your investment for years to come. Use a garden hose to loosen dirt and debris, add a light spray of "Restore" and then buff the cover with a soft cloth.
If you see any rips or tears in your hot tub cover, it is wise to invest in a new one sooner rather than later to prevent damaging the cover lifter arms. A new cover not only looks way better, it helps keep running costs down by reducing heat loss and evaporation.
Now you are ready to get the most out of your Sundance Hot Tub and enjoy the slightly warmer weather!
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