General maintenance for a hot tub is pretty simple. If you regularly inspect it and address concerns immediately, you can avoid costly repairs down the line. Keep up with regular maintenance to ensure your hot tub will provide endless entertainment and relaxation. If neglected, it can become a financial drain.
Maximize the Experience with Hot Tub Maintenance
The excitement of owning a hot tub helps when initially maintaining your machine. It’s when you begin to take your hot tub for granted that things can fall through the cracks. Make sure you maximize your experience by following the hot tub maintenance checklist. There’s nothing more annoying than suiting up for a soak only to find murky water in need of maintenance!
You should empty your hot tub an average of every 4 months, depending on how frequently you use it. For a family hot tub used by many people, it may need to be cleaned more often. You might notice that the water has become hazy and the tub lining feels gritty. In addition to regular testing, this will be your sign that it’s time to empty your hot tub. This will prevent a buildup of chemicals, but also provide you with an opportunity to check all the jets and filters. In addition, you can thoroughly clean your spa or hot tub.
General cleaning is important to make sure your pool is safe and clean for everyone who enjoys it. Test your water regularly to make sure chemicals are balanced. If your hot tub is used daily, test the pH every couple of days. Depending on your make and model additional testing may be necessary. Consult your owner’s manual for guidance. For surface cleaning simply use a non-abrasive cleaner and a sponge or rag. To clean a dirty cover simply hose off and wipe down. The key is to maintain cleanliness so that residue and debris don’t build up.
Preparing for Time Away
If you’re heading off for vacation, be sure to prepare your hot tub. If your hot tub cover is damaged, invest in a new one. Adjust the pH of your pool according to your owner’s manual and sanitize the water. If applicable, lock the cover, lights, and jets on your control panel. If you plan to be gone for an extended period, contact your hot tub dealer for more tips.
A Hot Tub Routine
It’s important to inspect your hot tub at least once a month. This will allow you to catch leaks, malfunctions, and hazards before they become a problem. Be sure to go over all hot tub maintenance requirements with your hot tub dealer. They should inform you of all specific tests, cleaners, and chemicals your machine requires.
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