It’s awesome to have a hot tub. It’s even better when it’s set up and installed by a hot tub electrician. They’ll ensure that yours works great from day one. But what happens after they leave? Preventative maintenance is one way to guarantee that yours is future-proofed and runs well when you want it to. Here are our top ten hot tub maintenance tips.
Hot tub maintenance starts by cleaning out debris
Did your pool electrician mention to you that hot tub maintenance starts by cleaning out large chunks of debris by hand? If you ﬁnd any foreign object in your water, don’t assume the ﬁlter will take care of it. Remove it by hand or with a pool net.
Keep your water circulating
Another way to keep your hot tub in tip-top shape is to keep your water circulating. This all helps to maintain the water’s clarity.
Clean your ﬁlter regularly
Filters should be checked every two weeks to ensure they’re in good working order. Ideally, you should clean yours once a month. And as a bonus tip, perform a deep clean every other month to remove dirt and grime.
Perform water tests
Did your hot tub electrician or salesperson talk to you about water tests? There are several you can perform on yours, ensuring that the pH is in balance and that there are no bacteria present in the water.
Speaking of water safety, you should sanitize the water in your hot tub consistently with bromine. This hot tub maintenance tip might sound involved, but the last thing you want to do is worry about getting sick from what was supposed to be a relaxing experience.
Leave your cover open…
…when you’re adding chemicals. This is a 15-20 minute hot tub maintenance tip and allows the chemicals to mix properly into the water.
Close your cover…
…when your hot tub is not in use. This will minimize the need for hot tub maintenance tip number one and keep your water as warm as possible (thereby saving you energy).
Speaking of your cover: clean it
Along with spraying oﬀ your hot tub ﬁlters monthly, take this time to also spray oﬀ and clean your hot tub cover at the same time.
Drain the water twice a year
Even with the best preventative hot tub maintenance, you should still drain your water at least every six months (and preferably even every three). This allows you to clean the surfaces thoroughly.
Finally, if your hot tub won’t be in use during the winter months, be sure to winterize it. Drain the pipes and jets so that they don’t freeze and crack when not in use.
Bonus tip: utilize the services of a hot tub electrician
When you ﬁrst set up your hot tub, you’ll want to utilize the services of a hot tub electrician. This will ensure that your system connects to your home correctly and has suﬃcient power for its needs. Once installed, these hot tub maintenance tips will keep yours running smoothly for many years to come.
As one of the area’s most well-respected hot tub electrician companies, we can help you with all of your hot tub maintenance. Call our service department to schedule your visit or contact us via our contact form HERE.