If you’ve recently invested in a spa, you’re probably ecstatic about the endless opportunities for fun and relaxation that you’ll soon have at your disposal. However, you are probably curious about the best way to maintain your hot tub to ensure that the water continues to be perfectly clean and that the spa’s components do not become damaged. You can make your hot tub more durable, less prone to accidents, and easier to keep clean if you follow the advice in the following paragraphs.
Make sure that your hot tub cover is always clean.
It is the job of the cover for your hot tub to keep the tub clean by preventing debris such as leaves and insects from entering the tub, preventing waste such as leaves from falling into the tub, and preventing your filter from having to work harder than it needs to. Additionally, your cover will ensure that your hot tub can efficiently retain heat. On the other hand, the cover for your hot tub may be a breeding ground for mildew and bacteria. To maintain the cleanliness of your hot tub, it is best to do occasional bleach cleanings on the cover of the tub using diluted bleach. Since it encloses a warm and wet environment, the reverse side of your body is susceptible to developing mold and germs over time. Therefore, it is in your best interest to keep your hot tub’s cover clean. Spraying and wiping the underside of your hot tub cover with a solution consisting of nine parts water and one part bleach is an excellent way to keep it clean. Once every three months, give the cover of your hot tub a thorough cleaning to prevent mold and bacteria growth.
Fill with Water That Has Been Filtered
It is recommended that you use water that has been filtered when you are filling up your spa, whether you are doing so for the very first time or you are doing so to give it a new beginning. Now, this does not mean that you are required to purchase gallons upon gallons of filtered water, and no, you will not be required to fill up pitcher after pitcher of filtered water from the tiny water faucet located on the sink. You can buy a water filter that is made to attach to a garden hose in order to function correctly. These water filters will remove particles and impurities from the water that your hot tub’s water filter might otherwise have collected. As a result, your hot tub’s water filter will have to work harder than normal when you switch on the spa for the first time after it has been filled up. If you use water that has already been filtered, the filtration system in your hot tub will have an easier time maintaining the cleanliness of the freshwater.
Alter the settings on your filters
It is always a good idea to keep a spare filter on hand in case the one you are using at the moment becomes so clogged up that it can no longer be used. If you take the appropriate precautions, your filter should continue to function normally for several months. On the other hand, you can never be sure when your filter will reach its end of life. Therefore, always be on the lookout for any telltale signs of damage or wear. Tears and holes are signs that your filter is not functioning correctly and should be replaced. In addition, if you cannot clean your filter by spraying it down with a filter wand, it is possible that your filter is too dirty to keep your hot tub clean continuously. It’s time to change out the filter on your machine.
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Your hot tub purchase will come with a set of care instructions that will assist you in maintaining its cleanliness. To guarantee that your filtration system is functioning properly and that the water in your spa is clean and suitable for use, you must ensure that the included instructions are followed in the letter. If you are unsure how to clean or maintain your tub, do not be afraid to contact a spa specialist for assistance. This will ensure that your hot tub continues to be clean and safe and that it lasts for as long as possible.
Test Your Water Often
The pump and the filter will have a longer lifespan if you test your water regularly because this will ensure that the water is clean and in the proper balance. Moreover, the purpose of these examinations is to ensure that the water you drink is free of contamination and suitable for consumption. You should always test your water before using it to make sure that it is safe for swimming, and you should always test your water at least twice a week to ensure that your water’s pH and chemical balances are always accurate.
When Adding Chemicals, Exercise Extreme Caution
When striking a balance with your water, following the care recommendations that came with your aquarium to the letter is essential. Your hot tub can sustain damage from improper use of chemicals, which could render it unsafe for bathing if the problem persists. When adding chemicals to your spa, always measure them beforehand so that you don’t use too much or too little of each one. For the chemicals in your hot tub to reach a state of equilibrium, you will need to wait several hours before getting into the water after adding new chemicals to the hot tub. Before you get in the tub, double-check to ensure it’s working correctly!
Let Your Spa Breathe After Adding Chemicals
Let your tub “breathe” for a few minutes after adding chemicals to it, particularly bromine. This will guarantee that the chemicals do not damage the exposed components underneath your tub’s lid. In addition, there should be no concern about corrosive air entering the space between your spa cover and the water if you wait at least fifteen minutes after removing the cover.
Find Out When You Should Get More
There will come a moment when you will have to top off your spa with fresh water. If you are not going to be using your hot tub for an extended period, it is in your best interest to drain the tub. This will relieve you of the responsibility of keeping the water in proper balance and the burden of keeping the filter clean and the pump operating. If you intend to turn off the heat in your bathroom during the winter, you should empty your bathtub first. If your water temperature drops low enough, it could cause damage to your pump and your pipes. When the water in your spa becomes so contaminated that it does not respond to any chemical treatments, you will need to empty and replenish it. For instance, if your water has developed an unpleasant odor or retains its foam even after adding an anti-foaming solution, it may be time to give the spa a new beginning by draining the water and refilling it with clean water.
Take a Bath After You’ve Showered
The water in your bathtub has a rather delicate balance, and that balance can be disrupted by a variety of things, including oils, cosmetics, and other toiletries. So before you get comfortable in your spa, it’s a good idea to give yourself a quick shower first. The filtration system in your tub might be slowed down by oils, cosmetics, and other skin products, and it will be more challenging to keep the water in the tub at a regulated temperature.
Get in Touch with the Professionals in Your Area
You can rely on the professionals at Mountain Mist Spas to assist you with your hot tub or spa whenever the need arises. We are pleased to be able to sell spas here in Fort Collins. We are happy to have the opportunity to work with spa owners across the state of Colorado, providing them with guidance and maintenance services to ensure that their spas remain in pristine condition. Please get in touch with us if you have any inquiries regarding the maintenance of your hot tub.