A hot tub can run for many years if you keep it in top shape. Avoid hefty repair costs by following these simple tips on how to keep your portable hot tub humming:
Showers Are A Must
Did you know that stuff like body lotion, sunscreen, makeup and even hair gel can clog your hot tub filter? These substances don't seem like much at first glance but they can build up in your filter over time and cause it to clog.
You don't want your personal portable spa to stop running, so always take a shower before a dip. It’s a simple but effective way to prevent residue and other foreign substances from entering and clogging your hot tub.
Keep Your Filters Clean
It's not enough to avoid clogs; you gotta be proactive in cleaning your filters out, too!
Rinse your hot tub filters thoroughly and spray them with filter cleaner once a week. Whenever you drain your tub, soak your filters in chemical cleaner to get rid of stubborn gunk.
You also have to keep dirt and debris out of your hot tub, especially if you’ve installed an outdoor spa pool. Stuff like fallen leaves, twigs and the occasional critter can cause a lot of mechanical problems and make your hot tub unsanitary, too. An umbrella or gazebo may not be enough to keep them out, so invest in a good hot tub cover to keep your machine free from dirt and debris.
Keep Your Hot Tub Running All Year Round
Like any other machine out there, your hot tub spa needs to run regularly if you want to keep it in top shape. If you unplug your hot tub for an extended period of time, especially during the winter, its gaskets can dry out or its liners can freeze and crack. Make sure that your hot tub is running regularly to avoid leaks, cracks and other defects.
All About The H2O
To keep this great spa running for years, consider the water's pH level and temperature. The hot tub's ideal pH level should be around 7.2-7.8. Anything too basic would lessen the effectivity of your sanitizer while acidic levels can damage the hardware.
Temperature plays an important part as well. If the water is too cold, it can damage your hot tub's parts. If it's too warm, it could foster the growth of bacteria and algae. Like the pH balance, make sure that the water temperature of your hot tub is just right in order to keep it running at high performance.
Clean It Properly
Last but not the least, make sure to use the right kind of cleaners. Stay away from regular household cleaners as they contain chemicals that may damage your hot tub. Instead, go for cleaners that are specially formulated for hot tubs and swim spas. You can also use white vinegar to clean out gunk from your hot tub's jets and shell. Clean your hot tub once a week and drain it every three to four months for a more thorough scrubbing.
Maintaining your cutting edge hot tub is all about consistency. Follow these simple tips and your hot tub will maintain it’s great condition for many years to come!