Do You Need to Drain Your Hot Tub?
Many people tend to think that hot tubs are very high-maintenance and not worth the trouble. Luckily, this isn’t true at all! Hot tubs are actually quite easy to maintain and the benefits far outweigh the costs.
On occasion the hot tub may need to be drained, but if done properly, it’s quick and simple. The frequency at which the hot tub needs to be drained can be minimized with proper attention and care. As always, prevention is the best measure to avoid unnecessary maintenance.
Sometimes the water may need to be changed because the water has become cloudy or feels slimy. This can be caused by failing to maintain the balance of the water with the proper chemicals. It can also depend on how often the hot tub is used, and by how many people. Salt and oils from our skin can build up in the water over time. Also, if the unit isn’t protected with a good cover, outside debris can contaminate the water.
High-quality hot tubs often have excellent filtration systems which help to filter out many of the things that contaminate the water, such as dirt or debris. On top of this, many new hot tubs also have self-cleaning abilities built right in. A good example of this is the Hydropool hot tubs, which include a cleaning system that pushes the debris into the filtration system to dispose of it. For larger debris that sinks and lays on the bottom of the tub, these systems also have a built-in vacuum that will remove it. These units have the ability to clean and filter all of the water in as little as 15 minutes, so it doesn’t take long at all.
Without this technology, you may find that you have to drain your hot tub more frequently. Always follow the directions inside the hot tub manual to make it as fast and easy as possible. You may find that you just need to balance the water. However, in the event that none of your efforts bring the desired results, it’s time to drain the hot tub. The best solution is prevention, so try to find the cause of the problem and take the necessary steps to save yourself maintenance time in the future!
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