Owning a personal hot tub is a luxury that may improve health, reduce stress, and be a lot of fun. You can indulge in it every night as part of your wind-down routine or simply whenever you feel a little anxious. The maintenance is the not-so-fun part; it may seem like a lot of work at first, but take a moment to read these 3 quick tips to make owning a hot tub simple.
Sanitize Sanitize Sanitize
Every hot tub will have to have a type of sanitization whether its chlorine or bromine. Sanitation will prevent any unwanted bacteria or contaminates wanting to make your hot tub home. It’s simple to keep the sanitizer levels in your spa in check. Just use a test strip to periodically check that levels are within range (usually once or twice a week, this will take about 5 minutes). For a more hands off approach consider the floating chlorine system from King Technology the @ease floating ball. Additionally, it is advised to oxidize your hot tub about once a week to aid in the removal of oils, hairspray, and other materials. Keeping your water sanitized will keep the water clear and clean, as well as make cleaning up after draining much simpler.
Due of detergent residue in the fabric, bathing suits might potentially result in undesirable issues. Detergent left in bathing suits will result in foaming and or cloudy water. Unfortunately, after detergent has been added to the water, draining is the only way to fix the issue. If you plan to wash your bathing suit use the extra rinse cycle or hand wash in the sink.
The Dreaded Drain and Refill
Yes, you have to drain your water. Some hot tub companies brand their hot tub around only drain once a year but lets think about that for a second. A hot tub is a giant bath tub and chemicals can only clean the water to a certain point. With that being said we suggest draining every 3-4 months or use a TDS meter to read your water’s total dissolved solids. We tell our customers to drain when TDS reads 1,300 to 1,500. The better you take care of your water the longer you can keep it. If you kept your water sanitized and clear the draining and cleaning process will be easy. Don’t forget about the filters, clean them every 4-6 weeks for longer lasting water.
Check out your local hot tub dealer for water tests and product recommendations. Happy Hot Tubbing!