Investing in a hot tub is a great idea for any home. But if you’re going to do this then you want to make sure that you can sustain your investment. The key to this is going to be maintenance. Not only will maintaining your hot tub ensure that it stays in top shape into the long-term but it will also help you to minimise costs too. Here are our top maintenance tips.
Pick the most up to date sanitation technology
The best modern technology makes home maintenance much easier. So, make sure you know what the hot tub you’re looking at offers on this front before you buy. For example, you should be able to run daily tests on pH and sanitiser levels in the water so that you know what you need to do to keep the water at the right level.
Check your filters regularly
Most good quality filters will last from 12 to 18 months. Make sure you’re checking them regularly to look for signs of damage and remove any contamination that could stop them from working well. Removing and hosing the filters down will clear them of debris and mean they can continue to work optimally.
Look for signs of wear and tear on the outer shell
A high quality hot tub should withstand wear and tear well - but it depends on how you’re using it. That’s why it’s so important to keep checking for any damage - and to repair quickly if you find any.
Buy a good quality cover
It’s important to make sure that your hot tub is covered when it’s not in use. This will help avoid water loss through evaporation and save on bills. It is also essential to stop anything falling into the hot tub, whether that is leaves or insects. Debris like this could cause problems for the internal workings of the hot tub so a good cover is necessary to keep it out.
Keep an eye on the jets
You want to make sure that the nozzles are pointed below the water line. If they’re not then you might be wasting water through it splashing out of the hot tub because the jets are pointing too high.
Shower before you use the hot tub
If you don’t then your hot tub water will end up being full of ‘biofilm’ - this is a collection of all the things that wash off our bodies and into the hot tub, from sunscreen to sweat. Showering before you get into the hot tub will keep the water cleaner for longer.
Use the right cleaning agents
There are specific cleaning agents that you’ll need to use for the hot tub to ensure that it stays in top shape - and which won’t damage it. These pH neutral solutions are vital for consistent maintenance and extending the life of the hot tub. Cheaper products might appeal initially but could damage your investment in the long run.
If you want to keep your hot tub in great shape then maintenance is going to be a key part of this.We offer servicing and post-sales care for all of our customers to make sure that our customers get the best out of their hot tub. We are proud to have a multi-award-winning showroom located in Kent, so please come down and try out our huge range