Prevent Mold and Mildew in Your Swim Spa
a flamingo float in the water

Nothing is more likely to kill your hot tub and swim spa plans than mold and mildew growing in the water. Before you scream in terror, have no fear. We have some tips for you on preventing the growth of mold and mildew in your swim spa.

Clean the Affected Area

If your swim spa surface has been affected by mold or mildew, most standard household cleaning products can clean up the mess. Follow the specific product’s directions and reapply as needed. Be sure to rinse the entire surface of your swim spa after you have cleaned to ensure that the cleaner does not get into the filter and cause damage. 

Be sure to check those nooks and crannies, too! A sponge, toothbrush, or detailing brush will do the trick, just be careful not to scratch the spa liner or acrylic. 

Rinse You Swim Spa Before Refilling It

After cleaning your swim spa to remove the mold and mildew, you want to make sure you rinse the entire spa before refilling it. This way, any of the cleaning products you used won’t mix into the new water. In addition, any mold or mildew left floating on or in the water will also be rinsed away, avoiding further spore growth. 

Wipe and Dry The Entire Spa, Cover

Before refilling your spa, you may want to take the additional step to wipe down the entire spa surface. Further, you’ll want to check out your spa cover to see if the mold and mildew spores have spread. You can wipe your cover down with any cleaning product and then rinse and dry it thoroughly. This is a good practice to keep even before mold and mildew appear, just to avoid this lengthy process in the future! 

Perform Proper, Regular Swim Spa Maintenance

This has been a rather tedious process to remove the mold and mildew, but by practicing regular spa maintenance, this can be avoided. 

Remember, a wet and warm environment begs for growth of all sorts of nasty molds and mildews. So keep up with it! Clean your spa regularly and your water will remain crystal clear and free of unwanted growth. 

Contact Aqua Leisure Pools and Spas!.

Swim spa looking a little blah? Contact the pool and spa professionals at Aqua Leisure Pools and Spa today!