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Shower Door Care

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Cleaning your enclosure safely and effectively takes the right cleaner. The key is to understand what types of cleaners to use and what to avoid. Many cleaners labeled for use in bathrooms can damage the metal finish or scratch the glass. The following is a short list of the type of products that should be avoided:

  • Vinegar or vinegar-based products
  • Abrasive or soft abrasive powders and liquids
  • Bleach or bleach-based cleaners
  • Steel or Tefl

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For Guardian ShowerGuard Glass

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The ShowerGuard® patented technology helps keep minerals, scale, and soap scum from sticking. A soft cloth or wet sponge and most common household cleaners are all you need for regular maintenance.

A clean-water rinse should follow the use of any of these products. Please follow the manufacturer’s printed instructions for the products listed below. Note that some cleaning products may not be safe on uncoated glass surfaces, metal, tile, marble, brass, or other materials

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Ask the Expert: Spa Maintenance Guide

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Water Testing and Balance

It is important to test your spa's water at least 3 times per week. Please use the proper testing method for your chosen sanitizer system. pH level and sanitization level are very important and should be monitored closely.
  • pH that is too low can cause corrosive damage to pipes, filters, pumps, o’rings, and other equipment, and a high pH level will reduce the effectiveness of sanitizers and encourage the growth of bacteria and algae.
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    Troubleshooting Your Spa Water Problems

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    Spa Water Isn’t Clear Many times we get calls regarding water clarity problems. The following is a list of common problems you should check before calling for service since it is very rare that your spa is not functioning or filtering properly.
    1. Your spa should be drained, cleaned, and refilled with fresh water at least every 4 months, sooner under heavy bather loads. We recommend changing your spa's water more frequently versus continuing to add chemical

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    Startup Procedures

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    Startup procedures vary with each spa type. For Baja and Nordic Spas, additional information can be found at our store. Follow these steps each time you re-fill your spa:
    1. Read the instruction manual provided with your spa.
    2. Before filling a fiberglass or plastic spa for the first time, clean the surface with an all-purpose cleaner.
    3. Fill the spa with fresh water to the proper level. Do not use soft water since it tends to foam. In spas with a sealed fil

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    General Spa Maintenance

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    Your spa should be drained, cleaned, and refilled with fresh water at least every 4 months, sooner under heavy bather loads. We recommend changing your spa's water more frequently versus continuing to add chemicals to cure a bad water condition. To clean your spa, remove the filter cartridges, add spa flush, and allow to circulate according to the directions. Then drain it, wash it out with solution of spa flush and water on a soft cloth, rinse, and refill. Clean your filter cartrid

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    Chemical Safety Guidelines

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    • Read labels carefully before using chemicals.
    • Store chemicals according to label directions and keep all chemicals out of reach of children.
    • Store spa chemicals away from chemicals used for any other purpose. Keep dry spa chemicals separated from liquid spa chemicals.
    • Always add chemicals to water to dilute. Never add water to chemicals.
    • Do not mix chemicals with each other before adding to the water. Add chemicals to the spa water

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    General Safety Guidelines

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    • People with a medical history of heart disease, circulatory problems, diabetes, or blood pressure problems and pregnant women should check with their physician before using a spa.
    • People who are taking medications that might cause drowsiness—such as tranquilizers, narcotics, antihistamines, or anticoagulants—should not use a spa without first consulting a physician. Soaking in hot water could lead to sleep or unconsciousness and possibly result in drowning.

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