How to Create Your Own Hot Tub Maintenance Schedule
People who own spas typically purchase them for entertaining, relaxation, or medical purposes. For example, 33.3% of hot tub owners bought their tub with the primary purpose of improving sleep. But there’s so much more that goes into owning spas or hot tubs than just simply lounging in the water. In order to keep everything up-to-par, having a maintenance schedule can really help you get the most out of your spa or hot tub. If you’re curious about what should go into your schedule, keep reading.
There are specific things you need to do daily to make sure your hot tub and spa are being taken care of. First, you should take a few minutes and head outside to make sure there isn’t any damage to your spa’s cover or base. You can do this before you head out the door to work or right when you get home before going inside. It’s nothing that will take you too long, so it’s easy to fit this maintenance task into your schedule. While you’re out checking your spa, take a second to check the temperature of the water. Spas are supposed to stay at a consistent water temperature, so if your thermometer reads higher or lower than normal, something could be wrong with the system.
You should also run your filtration system for at least three hours every day. When you do this, you’re giving all of the chemicals you’ve put into the water to disperse evenly. You’re also helping to keep the water clean and clear for future use.
Three Times Per Week
If you’ve ever hopped in spas after not going in for a while, you may have noticed a line of grime sitting on top of the water and along the side of the tub. To prevent this from happening or to prevent the water from becoming contaminated, wipe down the sides of your spa at least three times a week just above the waterline. While you’re doing this, you should also take it as an opportunity to check your sanitizer and pH levels. Test strips can be used to determine the levels of your water and see how clean it actually is.
Every Two Weeks
Your hot tub has a filter that helps make sure debris is consistently cleared out of the water. It’s also used to make sure that the water is clean and ready to use at a moment’s notice. Even though the filter is so useful you still need to make sure it gets cleaned out every other week. The filter can get clogged, and if it gets to that point it becomes virtually useless.
Every Three Months
Every three months or so, you should drain your spa water and refill it. This will give you the opportunity to get rid of the water that people have been soaking in for a few months, clean the tub from top to bottom, and refill it with brand new water. This maintenance step is probably one of the most important things you need to do as a hot tub or spa owner.
Creating your own schedule based on the tasks and timeline listed above can help make sure your hot tubs and spas are always ready to be used whenever you need them.