Did you recently buy a hot tub? Do you have all of the tools that you need to clean it but aren’t really sure where to start? If so, don’t fret—it’s a pretty easy and straightforward process. In this guide, we will take a look at a few of the best tips and tricks to keep in mind for a hot tub maintenance. Cleaning guarantees it will last for a very long time.
Hot Tub Care Tips
Find the Right Cleaning Solution
You may have all kinds of cleaning solutions purchased for your hot tub. However, you can’t just grab the first cleaner you see and start going at it. Rather, you have to make sure the cleaning solution doesn’t suds up. The suds will make hard water stain along your hot tub. You should use a standard rag to clean the tub, rubbing and applying pressure but don’t rub too hard. You don’t want to damage the tub.
Check the Water for Impurities
Even if you keep a cover over your hot tub, dirt and debris may still make its way into the water. Therefore, once every few days, you should check the water to make sure it is still clean. If it isn’t, add some chlorine or bromine to it to adjust it to the perfect PH balance. It should be specified in the owner’s manual or on the back of whatever sanitizing product you are trying to use.
This needs to be done after you test the quality of water using testing strips, which should be done weekly. Eventually, you need to completely replace the water. But this can be done in intervals of three, six, or nine months, depending on how often you use the tub.
Use a Good Cover
As previously mentioned, a good hot tub cover can help keep most of the dirt and debris out of your tub. Covers also insulate the hot tub maintains a steady temperature. Additionally, it prevents residents from falling into the tub when it is not in use.
Check the Filter
Just like pools, hot tubs are designed to filter out any impurities, but from time to time, filters can clog up and cause real problems. For this reason, it is a good idea to check the filter whenever you perform your other maintenance tasks. If you do so, you don’t have to worry about the gunk in the water.
Check the Tub for Chips or Cracks
While most hot tubs are fairly durable, sometimes their acrylic shells can chip and crack. If this happens, it may compromise the integrity of the tub. As a result, you’ll need to repair it before anyone can use it again. Therefore, it is important to check on a regular basis for the cracks and chips so you can get them repaired right away. If you have an inflatable hot tub, check it for any rips or tears or else you’ll have to get a whole new hot tub.
Stick to a Schedule
Different parts of the hot tub need to be cleaned at different times, so the important thing is to develop a schedule and stick to it. Research which components of the tub need to be cleaned when. Record the time intervals on your calendar and do them when you are supposed to. Failure to do so could result in a messy, nasty hot tub that will be even harder to clean later on. Hot tub maintenance is not something to fool around with. You definitely need to do it according to the schedule.
Now that you know how to maintain your hot tub, it will be easier for you to do just that. Follow the tips outlined in this guide and the maintenance should go fairly smoothly.
As long as you do everything exactly the way you are supposed to and take care to follow all of the instructions outlined in your hot tub’s owner’s manual and the directions found on the back of the various care items you are using for the tub, then there should be no problem with the maintenance process.