When you think about owning a hot tub, you think about relaxing after a long day, reading your favorite book, and time with your friends and family. You don’t think about the insane amount of time you’ll have to spend maintaining your hot tub. Depending on the size of your tub, you’re probably thinking that you might have a lot of cleaning to do. However, this isn’t true.
With the new technology of self-cleaning tubs and other cleaning materials, you don’t have to put in a tremendous amount of effort to clean your tubs. What you must do, is be aware of the steps to take to conduct hot tub cleaning. Bonita Springs is one of the best locations in the US for you to own a hot tub. Still, even a perfect location isn’t perfect if your hot tub is dirty and, thus, unusable.
We have listed a few tips, so you know when to clean your hot tub and how to do it.
1. Follow a Cleaning Schedule
Different parts of your hot tub require cleaning at different points. The usage you get out of your hot tub also matters.
After each use, you should clean any tide lines using a damp cloth. You should also check the pH levels and chlorine levels.
After every week, you should clean your filter, check pH and chlorine levels, and shock dose the water.
After every three months, you should clean your pipes with a pipe cleaner, drain and refill your hot tub and clean the inside of your tub.
You should also ensure that you get your hot tub serviced every year.
2. Keep Your Hot Tub Covered
It may seem obvious, but when you’re not using your hot tub, you should keep it covered. The cover prevents external particles from entering the water and making your tub dirty. You should get a well-insulated cover that can last for a long time. To extend the life of the cover, regularly clean and condition it about once a month.
You can clean it by removing the cover and removing the debris from it. Next, clean the vinyl portion with a mild dishwasher and scrub it with a small bristle brush. Rinse the cover completely and dry it with a cloth. Once you’re done with cleaning, you can condition it using a vinyl conditioner.
3. Clean Your Filters
Cleaning your hot tub filters regularly is very important. Cleaning your filters is a sure-fire way to keep your water healthy and to increase the longevity of your spa and hot tub. If you clean the hot tub filter regularly and adequately, they will likely last you for a very long time. But eventually, you will have to replace them.
You need to replace these filters and take care of them. Remove them from the rub and spray them with a strong stream of water. Don’t try to use anything other than water, as you run the risk of ruining your filters. If you notice some grease or oil-like material in the filter, soak these filters in detergent for a while. Rinse these filters thoroughly and make sure none of the oil remains.
Once you’re done with this step, reinstall the filters and reset the control system.
4. Change the Water
All the chemicals and filtration systems will keep the water in your tub clean for a very long time. However, it’s still necessary that you replace the water in your hot tub at regular intervals. It’s usually wise to change the water in your hot tub every 1 to 4 months so it can be fresh when you use it. How often you replace the water has much to do with how often you use your hot tub. So, if you’re using it often, you should replace the water every month.
A way to drain your hot tub is to understand what part of your yard can take up a lot of water. You shouldn’t pick a place on top of a basement or something that can leak into the neighbor’s house or anything like that. You can also drain the water into the grass. However, ensure that the chlorine level is less. Once you’ve decided on the location, locate the drain cap and pull out the drain hose of the hot tub. Attach a garden hose to the drain hose and then let the water flow out. Once your hot tub is empty, you can replace the drain hose and cap.
Hot-tub pumps are also available, which can help pump out the water from the tub. To refill your tub, place a garden hose in the filter compartment of your tub and let it fill up.
When buying a hot tub, you should ensure you’re ready for hot tub cleaning and maintenance. Also, read up on all the ways you can clean your hot tub and all the way that things may go wrong. Once you’ve done that, you’re better prepared to own a hot tub.
Floridians, especially those in Bonita Springs, can enjoy their hot tub without any hassle by hiring a high-quality professional service like the one offered by SWFL Pool Solutions. They have years of experience, their owner is certified by NSPF, their payment options are flexible.
Contact our experts by calling (239) 494-6378, or visit our website for more information.