Have you been thinking about installing a hot tub/spa in your backyard? During the long, dreary cold winter months this isn’t uncommon. Hot tubs are great for relaxation, relieving sore muscles and of course warming up too. They are also a great place to entertain friends and family or perfect when you are looking to add a little charm to your backyard paradise. With hot tubs, they do require work because of the higher temperatures so we hope this blog post informs you on what you will need to do or why hiring us will make your life a lot easier.

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 for 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, home center, or hiring us to maintain the appropriate chemicals to maintain proper sanitation. Since there are various types of scum that are found in the water it 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.

The next important step in maintaining a clean and healthy spa is to regularly check and clean the filters. You can do this in a variety of different ways:

The Quick Rinse

Most hot tubs use cartridge filters that can easily be removed and washed down with a garden hose. This type of rinse is recommended at least once a week if you use your hot tub regularly.

Chemical Soaking

You can buy chemicals in a pool store to soak your filters in overnight. Please be sure to read the directions and this type of cleaning should occur about 2-3 times a year or times when your hot tub is in heavy use mode.

Please be sure to inspect the filter pleats each time you clean them for tears. If this happens, you must replace the filter. To prevent downtime, having a second set of filters for you hot tub would be a good idea.

Ultimately, you will want to make sure you do all of the above to keep your hot tub functioning at all times. Keeping it clean can be among the least favored chores around your home. Weber Pools can keep your hot tub looking good and performing at optimal levels for your continued enjoyment. Contact us today to learn more!