Spa Care Guide
Everything you need to know about caring for your spa
REQUIRED FILTER MAINTENANCE
Your new hot tub is equipped with a Microban filter cartridge. To ensure maximum water quality at all times, you should replace the filter cartridge every six months, or earlier as necessary. The filter cartridge is designed to be thrown away! Attempts to re-use the filter cartridge may result in the re-release of unwanted particles back into the hot tub
REQUIRED WATER REPLACEMENT
You should replace the hot tub’s water every 3-6 months. The frequency will depend on a number of variables including frequency of use, number of bathers and attention paid to the water quality maintenance. You will know it is time for a change when you can no longer get the normal feel or sparkle to the water, even though the key water balance measurements are all within the recommended ranges.
HEADREST / PILLOW CARE
The pillows can be removed for easy cleaning and maintenance. All pillows have plugs within the pillow itself. To remove the pillow, grab the bottom edge firmly and pull outward. This will allow the pillows to pop-out from the receptacle in the spa shell. To re-install the pillow you will align the pillow plug with the receptacle. Press/hit the front side of the pillow firmly, which will insert the plug back into the receptacle.
- Do not sit on the pillows
- Do not pull on the pillows
- Proper water chemistry must be maintained. Failure to do so may damage the spa pillows.
- Pillows should be cleaned using a soft cloth and mild soap, then wiped with a conditioner. We recommend that pillows be washed each time you drain you spa.
HOT TUB INTERIOR
Your Coast spa has a fiberglass reinforced acrylic shell. Generally dirt and stains will not adhere to the surface. To properly clean the surface, we recommend wiping it with a soft damp cloth (or sponge) using household soap or liquid detergent and rinsing thoroughly with fresh water. Stubborn dirt or stains may be removed by using Spic & Span adequately dissolved in water.
- DO NOT use any cleaning products containing abrasives or solvents, since these could damage the surface. Harsh chemicals should never be used on acrylic surfaces. Damage to the shell due to the use of harsh chemicals is not covered under the warranty.
- DO NOT leave your hot tub drained and in direct sunlight for extended periods of time. Extreme heat could cause damage to the acrylic surface.
Never spray cabinets with a high-pressure garden hose or pressure washer for any reason. This action may induce an electrical short in the hot tub’s electrical equipment.
Our cedar cabinets are made from top quality Western Cedar and manufactured and stained at our factory. With proper care and maintenance, your cedar cabinet should maintain its beauty for many years. Coast Spas recommends touch-up or re-staining of the cabinet every three to four years depending on your environment. Contact your Dealer for re-staining procedures.
Coast Spas’ optional Vinyl cabinets are made of a rigid polymer that combines the durability of plastic with the beauty of real wood. This cabinet is manufactured so that it won’t crack, peel, blister or delaminate even after prolonged exposure to the elements. We recommend wiping the cabinet with a soft damp cloth (or sponge) using household soap or liquid detergent and rinsing with fresh water thoroughly. DO NOT use abrasive cleansers or material as this may damage the surface.
SLATE FINISH/RIVERSTONE CABINETS
Coast Spas’ optional Slate and Riverstone cabinets are custom-built and painted in our factory. We recommend lightly brushing the cabinet with a SOFT bristle brush to remove any dirt or stains. For more information on the care of your Slate cabinet, please contact your Coast Spas Dealer.
STAINLESS STEEL CABINET & CARBON FIBER COMPONENTS
Coast Spas’ exclusive stainless steel cabinets and carbon fiber components are made with the finest materials available. We recommend wiping the cabinet with a soft damp cloth (or sponge) using household soap or liquid detergent and rinsing with fresh water thoroughly. There are also many stainless steel appliance cleaners on the market today that will help in the care and maintenance of the stainless steel cabinet. DO NOT use abrasive cleansers or material as this may damage the surface.
COAST SPAS COVER CARE
A well cared for spa cover is a thing of beauty in its own right. Be sure to clean and condition your cover at least once a month – more often if needed. Your cover needs to be cleaned and conditioned because vinyl can be dry and become brittle, spoiling your spa’s appearance. Dry, brittle vinyl can also tear at the seams and stress points. Quality materials, internal sewn reinforcing and careful workmanship can only go so far against the ravages of Mother Nature. See the specific Warranty card enclosed with your cover for further details.
- When you shock your spa you need to remove the cover for a minimum of 30 minutes to ensure that the chemical gas off can escape from the spa.
- You are required to keep the spa covered at all time when not in use to protect the shell from harmful UV rays.
- A covered spa will use less electricity when maintaining the desired water temperature.
- See the manual that comes with the cover for proper mounting of the cover locks
- The cover should remain locked at all times to prevent unauthorized entry into the spa and potential drowning.
- Do not Sit, Stand or Lie on your cover. Nor should you place any heavy object on top of the cover as this may damage the structure.
We recommend a vinyl conditioner. Your Coast Spas Dealer carries a wide variety of care and maintenance products. Choose a pleasant day each month to remove your cover from the spa and lay it on a fl at surface accessible by garden hose. Douse the cover with a healthy amount of water from the hose or a bucket to rinse away loose dirt or debris. Using a soft bristle brush and a mild solution of dishwashing liquid (about one teaspoon of detergent to two gallons of water), and with a gentle circular motion, scrub the cover clean. Be careful not to let any areas of the cover dry before they’re thoroughly rinsed. Now apply the vinyl conditioner as directed on the container. Massage the conditioner into the cover in a gentle but firm manner. Before replacing the cover on your spa, wipe and rinse any dirt from the bottom of the cover. When you are ready, put the cover on the spa.
To remove tree sap, use lighter fluid (not charcoal lighter but the fluid used in cigarette lighters). Use sparingly, then immediately apply conditioner to that area.