Hot tubs can provide hours and hours of entertainment or relaxation for you and your family. It's a great addition to any home and can definitely get a lot of use. All of this use requires maintenance and care in order to keep it running properly for years to come. See below for tips on how to care and maintain your hot tub.
Test The Water
Test the water in your hot tub often to be sure it has sanitized water that is safe for sitting in. If your water isn't properly sanitized or balanced, you could end up with a rash or other skin issues. Use a spa water testing kit, which is different from a pool water testing kit. Check the pH level, alkalinity, chlorine, calcium and bromine levels. You can find different testing kits, but the test strips are the easiest to use. Simply dip the test strip into the water for a few seconds, then check the strip to the back of the package to compare the levels.
Based on your test strip, you should add chemicals based on what your levels were. You can find chemicals at your local pool/spa supply store. If you aren't exactly sure what chemicals you need to add, you can usually take a sample of your water to the supply store and have it tested. They can then guide you to which chemicals will clear up your spa.
Clean The Filter
Your hot tub should have a filter that needs to be cleaned often. A hot tub filter can accumulate with dirt, debris, hair and other gunk, which will get trapped in the filter. To help your water filter properly this filter needs to be cleaned. Take the filter out and spray it off with a garden hose. You can also spray it with a chemical spray, or soak it in a chemical soak. The filter should be cleaned every week, but a deeper clean (chemical spray or soak) may be required every couple of months.
Drain And Add New Water
You should drain the water from your hot tub every three to four months and add new water to your hot tub. Drain the water out of the hot tub using a submersible pump and then clean up the interior of the tub if you have any stains. You can use a gentle cleanser to clean stains, then rinse it thoroughly. Add new water to the hot tub and add chemicals to the water to be sure it is safe for soaking.
Your hot tub can provide endless hours of fun and relaxation. Keep it in working order by caring for it properly. Contact companies like Anchor Pools & Spas for more tips.