This time of year, is a great season for the hot tub. As the air starts to cool, the warm water can feel like a real luxury, especially on a clear and starry night. For those who want to continue to enjoy a hot tub throughout the cooler months it’s essential to maintain a cleaning schedule, even if you’re not using it as frequently as during the summer. Keeping your hot tub clean not only ensures that you get to enjoy it more now - but also for years to come.
How to keep your hot tub clean
When it comes to cleaning and maintenance of your hot tub there are a number of key tasks that need to be done no matter what the time of year.
Take good care of the filter
You should aim to check your hot tub filter at least once a month when the hot tub is still being used. When you check the filter, make sure you give it a thorough clean and remove anything that could stop it from working effectively, such as debris or dirt. Keep track of when the last filter was installed and make sure you have a replacement ready every 9-12 months.
Regularly drain the tub and replace the water
Before you start this process make sure you have read the owner’s manual on how often you should do this and also the best way to ensure that it’s done safely. For most people, the water should be replaced every three to six months. You’ll need to turn the hot tub off at the mains before you start this process. If you have a submersible pump this can be one of the fastest and easiest ways to empty out a hot tub. Once you’ve drained all the water then give the hot tub a good clean, including both the inner and outer shell, before you fill it back up again.
Be proactive about maintenance
The earlier you can spot cracks or leaks the easier it will be to solve the problem so it’s important to be proactive about looking out for issues like this. The cover is crucial to the cleanliness of the hot tub, so this should also be regularly maintained. A cover that functions well will not only ensure that the hot tub is secure and free from dirt and debris but it can also minimise the amount of heat that escapes too.
Regularly test the chemicals in the water
You’ll need to add chemicals to the water to ensure that it is sanitary and it’s important to monitor this over time. There is no single answer on how often you should do this but the more you’re using the hot tub the more checks it’s sensible to schedule.
A clean hot tub is an experience to be enjoyed - and an asset that will last longer too. These are some of the steps you’ll need to take to keep your hot tub clean this year. 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.