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Easy and Simple Hot Tub Maintenance Tips Any Spa Owner Should Know

hot tub maintenanceYour hot tub and spa is a place that equates to utmost relaxation. Whether you use it for spending time with your friends and family or as a way to relax before bedtime, there’s one thing that is for sure — you must take care of your hot tub. Hot tub maintenance is incredibly important, and if you take care of it properly, it can last for 20 years or more!

Here are some tips and tricks that will keep it sparkling all year long.

  • Use tennis balls in the skimmers

    Toss a few tennis balls into your skimmer basket as a way to attract body oils, lotions, and other products that would otherwise create a less-than-pleasant layer on top of your water. These oils will absorb into the balls without you even noticing.

  • Use bleach and water to clean the hot tub cover and prevent smell

     A simple solution of one part water to nine parts bleach will help you cut through dirt and grime on your hot tub cover while keeping any unpleasant smells at bay.

  • Always keep a filter on-hand

     You never know when you’re going to have a hot tub emergency and you won’t have time to go to the store! It’s best to keep a small stockpile of a few filters at home. That way, you won’t ever have to worry about running out.

  • Check for surface problems with dish soap

     If you see there’s a problem with water flow but can’t find the exact culprit, squirt some dish soap onto the top layer of the water. You can then track where the water is flowing without the wind getting in the way.

  • Keep it simple and drain first

     Your hot tub is a small place, so instead of dropping in a lot of potentially harmful materials, simply drain your tub and start over. It will be a much less of a headache and will be much cheaper in the long run.

  • Keep the pool chemicals far, far away

     Many hot tub owners believe that pool chemicals and hot tub chemicals are created equal, but this couldn’t be further from the truth. Hot tubs and spas require their own set of specialized chemicals. If you use them interchangeably, you’ll have a host of water problems on your hands.

These tips and tricks are only just the beginning when it comes to hot tub maintenance. If you want to learn more about how to keep your tub spic and span all year long, don’t hesitate to call us today.


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