Cleaning & Maintaining Your Hot Tub

How to Clean a Hot Tub

While your family and friends love to relax in your hot tub, you will find them less enthusiastic when it comes to helping out with the hot tub cleaning. However, if you get into a routine, cleaning your hot tub need not be a chore. A few minutes each week is all it takes to prolong the life of your hot tub.

Hot Tub Cleaning: Prevention is Key

When it comes to cleaning your hot tub, prevention is best. It’s wise to keep your hot tub covered when not in use to prevent leaves and debris from getting into your hot tub. Rinse your filter once a week to ensure that it performs to its optimum capability. A filter can last a year or more if properly cleaned.

Cleaning your tub will become much easier if you maintain the correct balance of chemicals on a daily basis. Ensure that you use sanitizers specifically designed for hot tubs.  Using alternative products could damage your tub. Don’t mix Bromine and Chlorine products, as this will cause skin rashes and irritation. If you do want to switch from one to the other, drain your tub prior to making the chemical change, and remember to rinse your filter.

Deep Cleaning Your Hot Tub

Every so often, it will be necessary to drain your hot tub to do a deep clean. You’ll need to do so every 4-6 months, depending on how much you use your hot tub. If you have young children playing it, you may want to drain it every 4 months.  This will remove deposits that form on the surface of the hot tub shell, helping to extend the life of your hot tub.

First, wipe down the surface using a damp cloth; you can use a small amount of soft scrub to remove buildup and deposits. Br sure you are to use two soft cloths: one to clean with the non-abrasive cleaner, and one to rinse and wipe it down afterwards. You’ll want ti wipe the tub out well so no cleaner is left.

Now you are ready to refill your hot tub. When refilling, make sure that you have the proper chemicals on hand to do the start up.

Maintaining Your Hot Tub Cover

There is also a cleaner available to help maintain your cover. The cover is an important part of your hot tub, it keeps the debris out and the heat in.  It helps your heater to keep your hot tub at the temperature you have set. A well-maintained cover should last you 4-5 years. A cover lift bar is a nice addition to every hot tub. The lift bar will help keep the cover off the ground and makes it easier for one person to open and close the hot tub.

If you are not sure what you will need to maintain your hot tub, Recreation Unlimited is here to help. Give us a call at (317) 773-3545, or visit our showroom in Noblesville, and we can help to make sure you have everything you need to keep your hot tub in tip-top shape.

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Molly Campbell

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