As we are now into fall season and cooler temps are just around the corner, if you’re fortunate to have a hot tub most people will migrate away from their swimming pool and spend more time in their hot tub. Hot tubs are great for relaxation, therapy with sore muscles, sore joints and of course for keeping warm when it’s cold outside. As much enjoyment that individuals can get out of using their hot tub, it is extremely important to take care of the water and filters. The following are a few of the necessary things to keeping your hot tub clean and ready to use:
- Change out the water regularly
- Clean your filters
- Monitor the chemicals and add what’s necessary at least once a week
Change Out The Water Regularly
Since you are dealing with somewhat of a small body of water, it’s best to always have fresher water when you can. With that said, we do recommend changing out the water every 4 months. It’s extremely easy to pump out the water and fill it up with fresh water. Keep in mind that as soon as you add the water, you should add whatever chemicals are necessary to keep it sanitary.
Clean Your Filters
All hot tubs are installed with a number of different kinds of filters to ensure that your water is always clean and safe for your use. These filters will remove any debris and other substances from your water. Everyone should monitor the filters for dirt and debris and the filters should be rinsed whenever necessary. This could be as much as a couple times a month, once a month or every couple of months. This is going to be dependent on what trees are near the hot tub and how much you use it.
Monitor The Chemicals And Add What’s Necessary At Least Once A Week
If you do not have the proper balance of chemical levels in your hot tub, it will never be truly clean, and it could be potentially harmful to you and your family. Keeping the appropriate levels of chemicals in the water will make it easier on you when it comes time to clean your hot tub – so we recommend investing in an inexpensive water testing kit from your local pool supply store or home center.
Cleaning your hot tub means buying the appropriate chemicals, and the type of chemicals that you will need will depend on the levels of chemicals already in your hot tub. The various types of scum that are found in the water is best diagnosed by testing with the kit mentioned above, or by taking a sample of the hot tub water to your local pool supply store, so that they can diagnose any problems with the water, and they can point you to the right chemicals for your particular situation.
At Weber Pools, we can ease any concerns about the care of your hot tub from keeping it clean to handling any repairs that might be needed. In addition, by appointment, we also sell and install portable hot tubs and all maintenance products needed. If you have any questions, feel free to contact us today!