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Think A Hot Tub Requires Too Much Maintenance? Don’t Be Fooled By These Myths…

hot tubRecent studies published in the New England Journal of Medicine have shown that people with Type 2 Diabetes had an easier time controlling their plasma sugar levels and weight when they soaked in hot water for 30 minutes a day, six days a week. There’s plenty of evidence that hot tubs are good for your physical and mental health.

Still, many homeowners seem to be deterred from investing in a hot tub based on their perception of the maintenance required to keep it operating properly. However, hot tub maintenance is much easier than many people think and just requires a small time commitment. Here are just a few common myths about maintaining hot tubs and spas.

Keeping a hot tub at the right pH levels is a major challenge
This is one of the biggest hot tub maintenance myths, but it’s greatly exaggerated. In reality, keeping your tub at the right pH level is a very simple process. Test the water with a pH strip about once a week and add the right amount of the appropriate chemicals (chlorine or bromine) based on the levels indicated in the owner’s manual. This isn’t like a science experiment, and there’s little to no guesswork involved.

Hot tub owners need to drain the water too often
A hot tub’s water doesn’t need to be changed often if it’s properly maintained with the right chemicals. Experts say that the water should only be changed two to four times a year, depending on how often it’s used.

Changing a hot tub’s filter is a long and tedious process
When it comes to changing your hot tub’s filter, it’s an incredibly simple process. There are no complicated tools or procedures involved with removing the old filter or installing the new one. In fact, some hot tubs come fully equipped with a digital screen that lets the owner know exactly when it’s time to change the filter. This eliminates any guesswork and virtually makes the process as easy as possible. Of course, even if your hot tub doesn’t have this screen, a simple weekly check is all it takes to make sure the filter stays clean.

Ultimately, 22.4% of hot tub owners purchased their tub with the primary purpose of recovering from an injury, but whatever the cause for your investment, knowing the truth that lies behind these three major hot tub maintenance myths can help you make the best decision for your home and personal needs.

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