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Noticed limescale on your hot tub? Here is what could be causing those pesky stains!

In science talk, limescale is hard water deposits left often in bathrooms. They are made up of calcium and magnesium and attach themselves to any surface that the water is in contact with. When it comes to your hot tub, limescale is frustrating. Not only does it look awful but if it is left without being treated then you can actually find that it causes damage to the components of the hot tub and the shell of it too.
When you have limescale on the surface of your hot tub it is going to make the shell look like it is faded and that it is past its best. It may even look dirty or unhygienic. Which is not exactly going to tempt you into jumping in after a long and busy day.
So, why is limescale making an appearance in your hot tub and what can you do about it?
What causes limescale?
There are a variety of reasons why limescale can build up in your hot tub. One of the most common causes is the area of the UK that you live in. In the south of the UK the water is what is known as hardwater, which means that it has a high mineral content. The water passes through chalk and limestone which then means that both of these minerals in the water in high levels and the deposits of limescale will form quicker on your hot tub.
Other reasons that limescale can form is because your water is high in alkaline and even due to too many people entering the hot tub with oils and body lotions on their skin.
So, what can you do about it?
Every single hot tub owner is likely to see limescale forming at some point. However, the good news is that there are things that you can do to remove it and prevent it from happening in the future.
Removing limescale means that you need to get to work as elbow grease is the best way to get rid of it completely. You are going to need to make sure that you drain your hot tub completely, before using a suitable stain & scale cleaner. Using a soft cloth or sponge, you will need to give the surface of the hot tub, where the limescale is, a good old-fashioned scrub.
Once it has all been scrubbed away you need to rinse off the mixture, before draining the hot tub completely too. You can then refill your hot tub and then add your chemicals to the water.
Ongoing, you need to check your water on a regular basis, to make sure that it is balanced and use the scale inhibitor. You also need to make sure that you clean your filter every other week. It is also important to drain and give your hot tub a clean every 3 months as well as organising a full service every year too.
Limescale can be a problem, but, just like many issues, there are things that you can do to make it better. Get cleaning, look after your hot tub and we can promise you that in the long term it will be the perfect addition to your home.