Are you looking to bring a luxurious space of endless relaxation home to stay? If you are like us, you have heard all the reasons that hot tub maintenance can cause a roadblock to people choosing the right hot tub for their home. However, hot tub maintenance isn’t nearly as scary as you think. If you know what you are doing, hot tub maintenance does not have to be laborious, costly, or space monopolizing. At The Pool People, here are a few steps we think can help you overcome your hot tub maintenance fears.
You Can Create an Easy Hot Tub Maintenance Schedule
Knowing what you have to do, what goes into it, and when you have to do it can do much to alleviate your apprehension regarding hot tub maintenance. And with the right maintenance schedule, you can quickly check your maintenance boxes so that you can enjoy your luxurious oasis at home.
Weekly: For your weekly checklist, balance your chemicals. Add chlorine or other chemicals to maintain sanitation, adjust the pH balance and alkalinity of your hot tub water, check calcium hardness, and wipe the walls of your hot tub around the water line.
Monthly: Monthly hot tub maintenance includes checking and cleaning filters, jets, the cover and cover lifter, and wiping down the exterior cabinet. Use a good filter cleaner once a month for optimum results. A spray or soak solution can work wonders on keeping your filter in prime condition. Don’t forget to clean and condition your spa cover also.
Quarterly: Every hot tub needs a fresh start, and a quarterly drain and fill is just the ticket to clean, clear water. Run a system flush through your circulating water for 20-30 minutes, and then drain the water. Give the whole hot tub a good wipe down with a soft, damp rag and vinegar solution. Rinse clean, and then fill the tub with refreshing new water.
Yearly: On your annual checklist, you should add a few things, such as inspecting your hardware, wiring, and cover. While these things will not need to be replaced every year, it is important to have a professional check on them at least once a year.
That’s not so bad, right? Here are a few extra tips.
Worried about Water? Just Keep It Circulating
Hot tub maintenance is supported with circulating water. Whatever you do, do not turn off or disconnect your hot tub’s power just because you’re not going to use it for a short season. Let the hot tub circulate so the filters can do their job. Bump the temperature down for some energy conservation if you are away on vacation or busy at home. Your circulation schedule can keep those waters flowing and clean.
The Pool People Has Everything You Need to Balance Your Water Beautifully
Test your water and add chemicals as needed. You can buy test strips that will tell you what kind of chemical adjustments you need to make or take a sample to The Pool People’s closest store for free water testing.
Ideally, your chemical levels should be within the following ranges:
Sanitizer: 2–4 ppm
Alkalinity: 100–150 ppm
Calcium Hardness: 175–225 ppm
For more information on chemical hot tub maintenance, read Hot Tub Water Balancing 101.
As you can see, hot tub maintenance does not have to be arduous or expensive. We hope these few steps have helped you overcome your hot tub maintenance fears! Are you ready to find the stunning spa you’ve been waiting for? Download your free Hot Tub Buyer’s Guide today. If you have any questions or would like to check out a new hot tub in person, give The Pool People a call to schedule your free, private test soak.