Let’s face it. Cleaning your hot tub can be a chore. But, it doesn’t have to be a headache! Thanks to modern advances in self-cleaning systems and incredible cleaning materials, maintaining the cleanliness of your hot tub with a little regular attention, can be a breeze! Keep reading for our easy and effortless hot tub maintenance tips that will save you time, energy, and add some joy to your routine!
Keep Your Hot Tub Covered
Seems obvious, but keeping your hot tub covered is one of the easiest and most cost-effective ways to keep it clean when it’s not in use. The cover not only keeps out leaves and dust, but it also preserves the life of your spa.
We recommend cleaning the cover about once a month with a garden hose to remove any loose debris and dirt and then use a vinyl protector to extend its life and look.
Estimated work time: 15 minutes
Clean Your Filters
If you want crystal clear water each time you step into your hot tub, clean your filters every three to six weeks. Start by placing your hot tub in “hold” mode, then remove the filter cap, plate and cartridges.
Using a high-pressure garden hose, spray clean the fabric filtration material. Work from top to bottom on each pleat.
Estimated work time: 20 minutes
Change Your Water
It’s a good idea to change the water in your hot tub every three to four months. Before you begin, find an area in your yard that can drain a large quantity of water, and be sure to avoid areas that could lead to water damage.
Next, disconnect the power and attach a garden hose to the drain valve to drain the water away. While the hot tub is empty and dry, you should aim to give it a deep cleaning, but more on that later. To refill, place your garden hose into the filter compartment and turn it on to fill your hot tub. Once the tank is full, replace all necessary chemicals and cleaning products.
Estimated work time: 60 minutes
Clean the Spa Shell Surface
Any time you drain your hot tub, you should use the opportunity to do a deep cleaning of the interior and components. It doesn’t take long, and when you clean the interior on a regular basis it prevents build-up at and below the waterline.
Simply use a recommended cleaning product from your local hot tub store and wipe the acrylic with a damp sponge or cloth. However, don’t use an abrasive cleaner or applicator or a product that contains bleach.
Estimated work time: 30 minutes
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So, there you have it! By investing 30-60 hassle-free maintenance minutes a month, you can take the sting out of cleaning your hot tub and enjoy a relaxing and beautiful spa for years to come.
Do you have a question about cleaning or maintaining your hot tub? Perhaps you’re in need of hot tub chemicals and hot tub supplies. Why not visit Jacuzzi Outdoor Living for the best hot tub service in Orange County? Our backyard specialists will be more than happy to help.