Buds Blog

Draining Your Hydropool Hot Tub

Posted by Buds Team on 4/4/17

Your spa should be drained approximately every 8-12 weeks depending on the size of the spa and the amount of use it gets.

  1. Start by putting the tub on standby. Remove the filter from the tub. At this point, cleaning the filter with Filter Cleanse is needed.
  2. Take the tub off standby.
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Topics: Hot Tubs, Tips & Tricks

Above Ground Pool Closing Instructions

Posted by Buds Team on 4/4/17
  1. One week prior to closing, bring a pool water sample to the store so your pool can be properly balanced. It is natural for sitting water to become acidic on its own so balancing the water is very important prior to closing your pool
  2. 48 hours before closing, clean your sand filter with Filter Cleaner. If you have a cartridge filter, it can be cleaned once the pool has been closed. This will ensure that debris, waste and oil are not able to sit in the filter over the winter
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Topics: Pools, Tips & Tricks

Summer Maintenance: How to Treat and Prevent Algae

Posted by Buds Team on 4/4/17

Green pools are often caused by algae growth in the water. This could take on the form of patches of green, yellow or black substances that fluffs into the water when touched or stirred. The water may have discoloration, usually green.

DO NOT use your automatic vacuum, as there is no option of vacuuming on waste/drain.

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Topics: Pools, Algae, Tips & Tricks

Inground Pool Closing Instructions

Posted by Buds Team on 4/4/17
  1. One week prior to closing, bring in a pool water sample so that your pool can be properly balanced for the winter months. It is natural for sitting water to become acidic on its own so balancing the water is very important.
  2. 48 hours before you close the pool, clean your sand filter using Filter Cleaner. If you have a cartridge filter, you can clean the filter once the pool is closed. This will ensure that debris, waste and oil are not able to sit in the filter over the winter.
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Topics: Pools, Tips & Tricks

Helpful Tips for Maintaining Your Hot Tub

Posted by Buds Team on 4/4/17

New hot tub owners: please bring a 1 liter water sample to us before adding any chemicals and/or before entering your hot tub for the first time.

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Topics: Hot Tubs, Tips & Tricks

How to Clean a Sand Filter

Posted by Buds Team on 4/4/17

Sand filters should be cleaned at least once per season, preferably in the fall before closing. You must clean your sand filter after encountering bouts of algae.

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Topics: Tips & Tricks, Filters & Cells