Maintaining a spa is practically precisely the same as preserving a pool. The same filtration systems, chlorination problems, and various other issues use. The significant differences in between a health club and a pool are the frequency with which you'll have to brush the walls and problems connected to the heater.
Considering that a day spa is usually more confined than a pool, there are more small cracks into which dirt and debris can sneak. You'll need to brush down the interior of a health club more frequently in order to release that dirt and debris. This is a sound judgment issue if you understand about exactly how pools work, but many individuals have the tendency to forget it and question why their health club gets a lot dirtier than their pool. If you provide the medspa a quick brushdown every day you'll avoid having to do more fancy and tedious cleanups once a week, and you'll keep your health facility looking nicer for longer.
Considering that health clubs are usually kept different from the main body of the pool, there are issues related to the cleanness of the water's surface area that you'll need to deal with. There aren't normally skimmer baskets in a health facility, as an example. Many people resolve this trouble by putting the water return for the filtration system in the health facility and setting up a "spillway" leading from the health facility to the pool. This lets the surface area debris from the health facility float into the pool where the pool vacuum, skimmer baskets, and much better drain systems can take care of it. If your health club is kept entirely different from your pool, you'll have to skim the water with a net yourself at least once a day in order to keep the surface clear of evident debris that can affect the filtration system.
The greatest problem with day spa maintenance is obviously the heater. This plugs into the pool's filtering system. When the day spa is active, the heater is turned on and water that goes through the filter is directed into the heater. The heated water then enters the day spa, heating it up.
It's generally possible to a heat a swimming pool as well, given that the heater belongs to the basic filtering system and it essentially does not matter where the returned water goes to. In practice, it's generally less common to find a heated pool than a heated day spa, merely since it takes far more energy to heat up a water volume that's anywhere from five to twenty times as great as the health facility's. The cost of heating up a pool makes it a nice alternative for a periodic fall pool party and a horrible alternative for daily use.
Preserving the heater is fairly simple, considering that it's essentially a large outdoor heating coil. The big option you need to make is whether to choose natural gas or electrical energy for your energy source. If gas is offered, it needs to be the immediate selection given that it's considerably cheaper and more reliable at heating water. Power will take longer to heat the water and will likely cost you extra money in energies. (There are also options for wood heating or solar panel heating, however they typically include considerable setup requirements that are rather beyond the scope of this book. The standard logic of linking everything to the spa itself is the same.).
If you do choose an electrical heater, use good sense: keep the heater a safe range far from the rest of the pool. Typically a pool shed with various other filtering pipes is a safe place, as long as everything else works as it should. A lot of medical spa heaters are created to shield sensitive electric parts from the water, however better to be safe than sorry.