The Ultimate Guide on How to Use a Spa

Spas offer more than just relaxation; they represent an everyday luxury. Our dedication ensures its continuity, but now it’s your turn to play a role. To uphold your spa and its accompanying lifestyle, we present our comprehensive guide on spa usage and maintenance.

Choosing The Right Spa

Personal Preference

Explore Your Spa Experience: Discovering the perfect spa tailored to your preferences can streamline your spa journey significantly. While it may seem straightforward, pinpointing the ideal spa can be surprisingly challenging. Our spa selector quiz simplifies this process, guiding you through the selection process effortlessly. Let us assist you in finding the perfect match for your relaxation needs.

Spa Costs

Spa costs may vary based on size, features, and, most importantly, how often you use it. In general, we have estimated a small spa will cost around $7-$10 a week to keep heated and a large spa $10-$15 a week. In summer, if you choose to run your spa cold, the running costs will be just $2-$3 a week.

The cost to use your spa will again depend on the size and ambient temperature but it will cost approximately $2-$3 an hour to run the pumps and re-heat the water.

How To Use A Spa Responsibly?

Limit Bathing Times

Enjoying a refreshing dip in the water can be quite invigorating. However, it’s crucial to prioritise your safety. Typically, 15 to 30-minute sessions are considered safe for adults in good health, provided the water temperature is appropriately regulated. If you start feeling dizzy or unwell, it’s important to exit the water immediately.

Be Mindful of Personal Factors

Those with health conditions, pregnancy, or taking certain medications should consult their doctor for guidance.

Hydration is Key

Drink water before, during, and after your soak to prevent dehydration and overheating. Practice responsible alcohol consumption before using the spa.

Spa Safety

Set Maximum Temperature

An essential part of using a spa is knowing how to use it safely. Never exceed 40 degrees Celsius, especially for children, pregnant women, or anyone with health sensitivities.

Consider Fencing

Fencing is a consideration that is not only important depending on circumstances; it’s also part of the law depending on the state. So, it’s essential to be prudent and assess whether you need a spa fence.


Children should always be supervised.

Avoid Substances

Alcohol or drugs can seriously impair judgment and increase risks in a spa environment.

Secure the Cover

Use locking straps to prevent unsupervised access, especially to protect children and those more vulnerable.

How To Do Essential Spa Maintenance


Use test strips to monitor pH (7.2-7.8 ideal range) and total alkalinity (80-120 ppm). Adjust as needed with spa chemicals.

Sanitisation and Hygiene

It’s time for some basic chemistry. It’s essential to know unless you want your spa to become a haven for cultures to form. Maintain proper bromine or chlorine levels depending on your spa to kill bacteria and keep water clear. Clean your filter cartridge regularly by hosing it down and using a filter cleaning solution.

Drain and Refill

Every 3-4 months is standard, but heavy usage may necessitate more frequent water changes.

Cover Care

Keep your cover clean, use a vinyl protectant, and avoid putting heavy objects on it.

Troubleshooting Common Spa Problems:

  • Cloudy Water
    Test chemical levels, clean your filter, and consider a shock treatment. Don’t worry it’s not as intense as it sounds.
  • Weak Jets
    Inspect filters, low water levels, or air in the lines. Consult a technician if problems persist.
  • Leaks
    Check for loose fittings, cracks in the hose, or damage to the spa shell. A professional can diagnose major leaks.

Now You Know How To Use Your Spa!

There’s probably a bit more to spas than you thought. Now that you know how to maintain your spa and most importantly, keep it safe, you can just enjoy it. We’ve worked hard to make sure that spas are an accessible luxury. This guide will ensure you get to enjoy it.

Interested in getting your own spa? Well, let’s get a quote organised for you.



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