Now that you have had your hot tub installed and you are ready to begin using it, there are a few things that you want to keep in mind. You are going to have to follow a maintenance routine and have regular servicing as suggested. You may also want to invest in a hot tub cover if your unit did not include one for several good reasons, which we explore below.
First of all, you want to have to do the least amount of maintenance as possible so that you can spend your time enjoying your new home addition! After all, the purpose of buying a hot tub is so you can fully enjoy it and not just have another thing to clean around the home. While a good quality unit requires very little care -(as many models are conveniently self-cleaning) you can help it along by keeping it free from debris and the elements, especially if it has been installed outdoors and is not being protected by any enclosures.
Keeping the hot tub clean also helps to maintain the heat of the water, which means you spend a lot less time having to adjust the temperature. Plus, you are not wasting money constantly having to bring the water up to temperature.
Not only does the cover cut down on your maintenance, but it can also ward off serious problems that require repair services. This could be because of debris damaging your filter system.
In order to get the most out of your hot tub cover, it will require a small amount of care itself. Of course, you want to make sure that it is kept clean. You may discover that all of the debris that it is preventing from getting into your water unit is now accumulating on the top of your cover. Occasionally you will want to clean your cover, and what compounds you use to do this will depend on the material that the cover is made of. It could be vinyl or wood, and most likely came with its own instructions for cleaning.
Your hot tub is going to bring you many years of wonderful pleasure, so you want to take good care of it! Having a high-quality cover will assist you in doing this.