Hot Tub Articles

Filling your hot tub or spa for the first time

  1. Fill the hot tub or spa with fresh water, do not energize the unit until the water is above the filter system intake(s).

  2. Once full, superchlorinate / superoxidize the water and allow the system to operate with the jets and aeration turned on for 2-3 hours.

  3. Turn the power to the hot tub or spa is off and drain the spa.

  4. Rinse all interior surfaces.

  5. Refill the hot tub or spa with fresh water, energize the tub, and begin filtration cycle.

  6. Test the water with a pool and spa test kit or bring a sample into Ace Swim and Leisure for a full ALEX analysis.

  7. Adjust pH, alkalinity, calcium hardness as needed.

  8. Apply Chlorinating / Brominating concentrate as per label instructions for start up procedure

  9. Run the jets and aerators with the spa cover off for 30 minutes to an hour?

  10. Begin desired maintenance filtration cycle.


Note – If on well water, or water with high metallic / mineral content, add stain and scale remover as per label instructions to prevent staining, scaling,


Simple Spa

The Simplest Solution to Perfectly Clean and Clear water.  An absolute must for all hot water spas.  Silky smooth feel without irritation.  Lifts Biofilms, Calcium and Scale for filtration removal.  Compatible with all hot water sanitizers.






Weekly Dosage Chart

Up to 400 Gallon Hot Tub 8 oz per week
400 - 600 Gallon Hot Tub 11 oz per week
600 - 800 Gallon Hot Tub 16 oz per week



Simple Purge

Thoroughly cleaning your hot tub from the inside out!  Simple Purge is environmentally friendly, loosens slime, grime, debris and calcium form the hot tub and it's equipment.

Before you change the hot tub water follow these instructions:

  1. Remove filter(s). Set all valves including air valves to open
  2. Open pouch.
  3. Add granular from pouch directly to the water
  4. Activate the pumps on full power immediately for 20 minutes to allow a good flow
  5. Repeat step 4 at least 2-3 more times during the next 12 hours
  6. Once the treatment is complete, empty your hot tub and rinse thoroughly with fresh water
  7. Replace your clean and dry filter(s), your wiped down hot tub cover, refill with fresh tap water and add a chlorine shock treatment as normal
  8. Resume normal maintenance

* If foam appears during the cleaning process, please do not touch or inhale.  Keep cover closed.

Filter Cleaner

If your filters are clogged with debris you may experience an odor or unpleasant smell.  The odor is caused from a dirty filter and not the water itself.  Although this will not have any influence on the quality of the water, we strongly recommend that you clean your filter immediately.

Instructions for use:

  1. Remove filter and rinse with tap water
  2. Fill a bucket with warm water
  3. Add 2 Simple Blue Filter Cleaning tablets
  4. Submerge the filter in the bucket for at least 1 hour (If your filter is heavily soiled you may leave submerged for up to 24 hours)
  5. After one hour rinse the filter in the upright position with a strong stream of tap water, working from the top of the filter all the way to the bottom
  6. Insert filter back into the filter compartment of your hot tub.  If possible allow the filters to dry before replacing it back into your hot tub.  We recommend buying an extra filter to swap out when cleaning the soiled filter

Ace Swim and Leisure's Hot Tub Cover Order Form
Order your Replacement Hot Tub Cover in 4 Easy Steps.
The Order Forms are in a .pdf format for easier viewing and printing.

Step 1) Just click on the "Order Form" and download the order form.  If you have rounded corners on your Hot Tub, you need to download the second form "Radius Form" to measure the radius of your corners.

Step 2) Print the .pdfs out, using Standard 8.5" x 11" paper.

Step 3) Fill out the Forms and double check all your measurements. Then Sign and Date the bottom of the form.

Step 4)  Bring in the Completed, Signed Order Forms and we'll take care of the rest.


Order Form Radius Form Colors

Our Hot Tub Covers are Custom made to your specifications. Please allow 4-6 weeks for the covers to be made and shipped to our store.


Health Benefits of Hydrotherapy

Water has been used medicinally for thousands of years, with traditions rooted in ancient China, Japan, India, Rome, Greece, the Americas, and the Middle East.


What is Hydrotherapy?

Therapeutic use of water by external application, either for its pressure effect or as a means of applying physical energy to the tissues.


  • A hot tub combines the healing powers of heat and water (and air in the form of bubbles).

  • Soaking in a hot tub can raise the body's temperature. This can improve circulation, as the heat causes blood vessels to dilate.
  • Water supports the body's weight -- as much as ninety percent of your weight. This can ease pressure on aching joints and muscles. The sensation of floating can be very relaxing.

  • People who suffer from arthritis may find some relief with hydrotherapy. Not all people have symptoms that respond to heat therapy so talk to your doctor about the potential benefits of soaking in a hot tub for arthritis. (Studies have shown that water exercise can be beneficial for people with arthritis.)

  • Those bubble jets can work as a massage, soothing tense muscles.

  • Soaking in a hot tub can simulate exercise for the body -- it can increase heart rate and lower blood pressure. If you are unable to exercise due to other health issues, you may be able to "exercise" your heart in a hot tub. Talk to your doctor about whether or not a hot tub is safe for you if you suffer from a heart condition.

  • A soak before bedtime can help you relax and unwind after a hard day. The warmth is so soothing!

  • Some athletes choose to use a hot tub before and/or after a workout. Before a workout, a spa can help loosen muscles and improve circulation. After a workout, a spa can relieve minor aches and pains. Talk to a health care professional first if you have a sports injury -- some injuries need cold therapy, rather than hot therapy.

  • The steam rising off the hot water can help open up nasal passages, soothe dryness during winter months, and help maintain upper respiratory health.



Other articles of interest:

Effects of Hydrotherapy on Fibromyalgia

Hydrotherapy and Infertility

Immense benefits of Hydrotherapy (Water Therapy)