How to Get Rid of Algae in Your Spa

It’s time to prevent algae growth in your spa once and for all!

Needless to say, maintaining your hot tub or spa is required for the sake of its durability. The best way to keep the water in your spa clean and healthy is to keep the acid and pH levels balanced. This is the only key to maintain the health of the water inside the spa (and for your sake!)

One of the reasons a spa gets too dirty in a short period of time is excessive bather load. The organic waste in the tub make the water extremely dirty. From there, scum and algae starts forming early and the hot tub starts showing signs of clogging.

spa-coverMoreover, when people don’t cover their spas, a lot of things like dead leaves, dust and dirt start falling on the surface of the water. Together, all these things lead to the formation of algae. These plants (yes algae are plants) need nutrients to grow. During the fall season, there are so many things that accidently fall into the spa water.   For example, the plant material and the pollens that find their way into the pool.

So, what should be the first step towards cleaning the hot tub?

The first and easiest step to keeping and prevent algae from forming on the surface of the Master spa water is to keep it covered using a hot tub cover. Your Master Spas cover will prevent leaves and other unwanted items from falling inside the spa water.

Another preventive measure to stop algae from growing inside the tubs is to take a shower before stepping inside the hot tub. This way, you will be washing away all the dirt and dust from your body before you enter the hot tub.

Master Spas offers a large assortment of sanitizing chemicals to prevent algae and scum in your spa

But what about those who are reading this article a bit too late? What do you do when algae has already started to form in your hot tub?

The only choice that you have when algae is in the hot tub is to clean the tub with different chemicals. There are a number of chemical based sanitizers such as Spa Boss Chlor-Aid available on the market to help in this situation. Using these, you can simply clean the water in your hot tub off all the dirt and the dust, as well as the algae. Shock treatment using hot tub chemicals is particularly useful for breaking the organic waste that has accumulated inside the water. Last but not the least, to keep the algae from filling the hot tub, maintain the pH levels of the water inside.

Editors Note: Content was originally created in June, 2014 and has been updated as of October, 2016 to reflect current and updated chemical and spa maintenance information.