Anyone that has ever thought about buying a hot tub for their home must have evaluated all the aspects before taking the plunge. Not only are these products on the expensive side, they can also have a ton of features than a normal person might not have sufficient knowledge about. However, the aspect of maintenance is probably the one that is dreaded the most.
In my opinion, this can be a massive stumbling block when you’re about to buy such a product because we just don’t have enough information that will allow us to do this properly. However, a task like this is far simpler than you would normally assume.
This quick guide should provide an insight on how you can maintain your hot tub easily and quickly.
The first thing you need to do is to dedicate a specific amount of time per week for this purpose. In all honesty, even if you put a few minutes in your diary, this should be sufficient for your spa to last a very long time. The most important thing to do here is to ensure that you stick to your schedule and actually complete the maintenance task.
The first thing that you need to focus on is the cover that you get with your hot tub. This can often get damaged due to the outdoor environment because it’ll be exposed to several factors like sunlight.
This means that you need to protect it with a vinyl protector. This needs to be applied on the outer side, as you don’t want any chemicals to get into the hot tub and potentially affect the water inside.
If you’re worried about cleaning the inner side of the cover then you just need to use and brush/sponge and wash it down with a standard hose in your garden.
All of these materials should be available to buy online or from a dealership dealing with hot tubs. Once you’ve applied these materials, you just need to let it dry naturally outside.
The interior of a hot tub usually has an acrylic design and shell-like appearance and this is the area where you can often get persistent dirt. Normally, you’ll find this quite easy to clean but using a wet cloth to wipe everything down is always a good idea to keep the interior condition at good standards.
The next step usually involves the water care and this means that you’ll be using different chemicals to maintain the quality of the water.
We’ve already spoken about these chemicals before but essentially you’re going to need a chemical like chlorine or bromine to purify the water. This will ensure that the quality of the water is good enough for you and your family to relax in.
While some hot tubs don’t require this, some come with their own dispenser so you’ll need to read the instruction manual or watch the DVD of the hot tub that you own or will be buying.
Once the chemistry of the water has been sorted, you should also look to using a sanitizer. This will basically kill off all the bacteria and other potentially harmful substances that might see the spa water as an ideal environment to grow in.
Once you’ve completed the previous step, you need to also ensure that you clean your filter every once in a while. I would say that you would probably need to do this every month so that the life of your hot tub is prolonged.
As you can see, the previous steps are all that you need to carry out if you are to properly maintain your hot tub. These won’t take too long to carry out and of course, when you’ve done them a few times then you’ll get used to the routine and will be completing it in no time.
This will ensure that your hot tub lasts a long time. In addition to this, it would also ensure that the spa looks in great condition and performs superbly so that you can establish a relaxing and pleasant environment.
If you’ve bought your spa from a local dealer then I’m sure you can ask them for more information on this subject and they’ll help you out as much as they can.
They will provide you information about the chemicals to use and they might even have some products to sell as well. It would also be recommended for you to watch the DVD properly when you’re free because it’ll tell you exactly what you need to do in order to maintain the hot tub properly.