Is It Difficult to Take Care of a Hot Tub?poolandspadepot
Relaxing in a hot tub is like taking a luxury vacation right in your own backyard. Still, some might worry that maintaining a hot tub will get in the way of their enjoyment. However, with modern technology and innovation, the truth is that it’s not difficult at all. It doesn’t require a lot of time nor extensive knowledge. All you have to do is be aware of a few basic and simple tips and you’ll be good to go.
- Taking care of the spa cover is one of the very first things to remember when maintaining your hot tub. Remove it at least twice a week. You can either use a spa cover lifter or manually lift it off the spa. Give it a couple of hours to breathe so that the moisture and heat can fade away. Clean and condition your vinyl spa cover whenever you can, especially if your hot tub is located outside. This helps in removing dirt, pollen, and airborne oils. After this, use a spa cover conditioner to keep the cover strong and soft.
- Drain the hot tub every 3-4 months for a thorough cleaning. Make sure to not use any household soaps or cleaning products to do this. Instead, use spa cleaner products so that the nitrates, phosphates, and other contaminating elements don’t affect the quality of the water. A small vacuum can also be used to clean off the dirt and debris from your hot tub. You can also choose to use a skimmer net to do away with any floating debris.
- Checking the water on a regular basis is the most basic hot tub maintenance task. There are a few ways to do this. First, you can get test strips that will check the chlorine and bromine level, pH, and alkalinity of the water. Just dip the strip somewhere in the middle of the tub and check the color of the strip with the swatches found in the packaging. There are also inexpensive products that will monitor the water for you and tell you exactly what you need to do. If you’re ever unsure, you can bring in a water sample to Pool and Spa Depot for FREE testing and advice.
- Having a consistent schedule for hot tub maintenance helps keep everything in check. Check the pH levels and adjust the sanitizer level at least three times a week. Make sure to clean the spa filters once a week or at least once every two weeks. Do a monthly cleaning of the cabinet and the tub cover. And remember to always cover your tub whenever it’s not in use.
So yes, there are a few steps you need to follow on a regular basis, but it is not difficult to maintain a hot tub. Plus, with friendly advice and expertise from Pool and Spa Depot, you’ll get the hang of it in no time and realize that the little time it takes to maintain a hot tub is well worth the joy of relaxing in it.