The secret to maintaining a hot tub with minimal effort lies in just a few basic things. Water chemistry, filters, and fill water. With these 3 easy steps, anyone can keep their hot tub running efficiently and the water crystal clear.
Keeping up With Chemicals
Maintaining the proper pH range is essential to avoid bacterial growth and pump contamination. Be sure to use chemicals specifically designed for hot tub use though, because non-spa approved ones could rot or damage the nitrile seal rings in the pump system. Some products come with a variety of chemicals added to them. The only two you’ll need for most applications are chlorine and bromine.
Looking Out for the Filter
You’ll also want to make a weekly habit of cleaning the filter with a nearby garden hose that has sufficient pressure to blast out all the dirt and gunk that accumulate over time. It is wise to replace these every few months since they get a lot of wear on them from the chemicals, and also so that they can protect the pump from future damage.
Filling Up With More Water
You can refill the hot tub with that same garden hose you keep nearby to clean the filter. There isn’t any exact science to this rather, just add as needed to keep it running at full capacity. Check the owner’s manual for how much water your hot tub will allow. Keep in mind that adding water can throw off the chemical balance that you work hard to maintain, so be sure to check the pH right after filling and adjust the chemicals as necessary.
That’s all there is to it! It’s plain to see that with these 3 easy steps hot tub maintenance is very simple and doesn’t require much effort. Now go enjoy what you deserve: a good long soak in your sparkling-clean tub!