Hot Tub Care - Hot Tub Maintenance
In order that you can enjoy many trouble free years from your hot tub, it is essential that maintenance is
carried out on a regular basis. As well as caring for the tub itself, the water inside it will also need regular
attention to ensure that it is safe for use. Hot tub maintenance only takes a few minutes each day and is well
worth the effort in order to keep your hot tub in tip top shape so that you can enjoy many years of trouble free
Just as with any other piece of equipment, be sure you read the manufacturers instructions in respect of proper
care, use and maintenance of your hot tub. As well as that, you should also read all product instructions before
actually using them.
A typical daily hot tub maintenance checklist would be something along the following lines -
- Be sure the pool is filled to the recommended level.
- Check the skimmer for debris.
- Remove any leaves or debris that may have fallen into the hot tub.
- Circulate the water daily.
It is also very important to keep the water in your hot tub both clean and sanitized.
- The chlorine or bromine sanitizer and pH levels of the water in the hot tub must to be checked every day.
Test kits may come with your hot tub or may be purchased at your spa supply store. Add chemicals as required to
bring the levels to normal. Check the water daily even is the spa is not in use to avoid the growth of
potentially harmful bacteria.
- Shock the water with chlorine every day the tub is used. Do not use the tub until the water is clear and
chemical levels are back to normal. It will probably be most convenient to shock the pool at the end of a day's
use. If the tub is not in daily use, check the spa manufacturer's instructions for required frequency. If
shocking does not keep the algae down, you may need to increase the amount of chlorine used or add an
- Vacuum and/or brush the sides of your pool daily if required. This will help keep your water clean and
clear as well as stop the unsightly 'tide mark.' (If you do not need to clean the sides and bottom of your hot
tub daily, consult your instructions on needed frequency.)
- You may need to clean the filters daily or as directed by your manufacturer.
- Keep your hot tub covered when not in use to keep debris out, maintain safety and conserve heat.
Over a period of time, you will find that products such as oils, lotions, cosmetics, and chemical by products
will quickly build up in your hot tub and make it difficult to maintain the proper balance of the water. You will
need to drain, clean, and refill your tub periodically depending on how much it is used.
There are numerous products and equipment available to maintain your hot tub but be sure that you read and
understand the manufacturer's instructions before you use your hot tub or spa. It is also important that you only
use products that are compatible with your hot tub.
Taking care of your hot tub may initially seem a little overwhelming, but you will quickly learn and perform all
the tasks required to keep it well maintained. By keeping up with requirement maintenance, you ensure all parts of
your hot tub will work correctly, and your tub will provide you with many years of trouble free use and