Category: Swim Spa Maintenance

A Michael Phelps Signature Swim Spa is designed to be easy to use and easy to maintain. However, it does require some maintenance. These swim spa maintenance tips will help you learn more about chemicals, spa filters, and more.

What do you need to know about swim spa maintenance?

Chemicals: A swim spa is a swim-in-place pool but you should not use pool chemicals. Owners should purchase chemicals from a Master Spas retailer or products designed for hot tubs. Swim spa owners will need products to balance alkalinity and pH, as well as a sanitizer and a shock treatment.

Filters: Michael Phelps swim spas come with a mineral filtration system called EcoPur. This system takes advantage of natural-occurring elements, such as copper and zinc, to unify the water. As part of swim spa maintenance, you will need to rinse your filters once a week. You should also clean your filters once a month and replace them every year.

Water care questions

How often should you test your swim spa water? You should check the water every time you use the spa. If you are not regularly using the swim spa, you should check the chemical levels every few days. Balance alkalinity first and then pH. Next, add sanitizer or a shock treatment, depending on what the test strip shows.

How often should you drain your swim spa? Master Spas recommends emptying the spa every six months. However, the quality of your water will determine how often you should drain your swim spa. If you are struggling with cloudy swim spa water, you might need to drain it before six months.