There’s nothing more satisfying than coming home from a long day at work and slipping into a hot tub. The hot water and massaging jets will relax and rejuvenate you, helping you rid yourself of the stress of the day. However, in order to make sure that your hot tub is working when you need it most, it is important to ensure that you maintain your hot tub properly. Here is a basic guide to hot tub maintenance.
One of the most basic components of hot tub maintenance is ensuring that your hot tub’s water is clean. This involves using chlorine or bromine. In addition to cleaning the water, it is also important to test your water regularly. Use test strips in order to test your hot tub water and ensure that its pH and chlorine or bromine levels are normal. Using your hot tub when the water is not clean can result in illness and should be avoided at all costs. Regularly testing your water can help you maintain your hot tub’s water quality and ensure that it is ready to be used.
Change the Water Every Three Months
Another component of basic maintenance is changing the water every three months. Even if you are very careful about keeping your hot tub clean, the water will become dirtier as time progresses. Of course, the rate at which the water becomes contaminated depends on the frequency of use. For example, if you and your family use your hot tub on a daily basis, you might want to consider replacing the water more frequently. Replacing it periodically will ensure that it remains safe for use.
Keep Debris Out
Another aspect of hot tub maintenance is keeping debris out. Often, homeowners neglect to strap the hot tub cover on once they are finished using it. This increases the chance of contamination by foreign debris. In addition to ensuring that your hot tub’s cover is sealed properly, it is also important to keep the cover itself clean. Often debris and dust can collect on the hot tub cover, increasing the likelihood of contamination.
If you rely on your hot tub for comfort and relaxation, make sure to maintain it well. To learn more about basic maintenance or to browse our selection of new spas and hot tubs, call California Home Spas & Patio at (562) 283-0509. We can help you create the backyard area of your dreams—in perfect time for summer!