Hot tub maintenance is not nearly as hard as you may think. If you have never owned a spa, the thought of maintaining one may seem overwhelming. On the contrary, maintenance is rather simple! A few minutes a week are all you need to maintain your hot tub so you and your family can enjoy using it for years to come. Hot tub maintenance doesn’t require a lot of skill but you do have to know what to do and when to do it. From the exterior shell to the water chemistry, here are some tips for proper hot tub maintenance:
Covers: Your hot tub cover is exposed to the elements and can be damaged by UV rays, dirt and stains, so it is important to use a vinyl protector to extend its life and appearance. When cleaning the cover, use vinyl cleaner only on the top of the cover and clean the underside with a garden hose. When done, just let it air dry.
Shells: The acrylic shells on most hot tubs are simple to clean. They are non-porous surfaces, which means dirt and germs cannot penetrate them. Still, just like anything else that sits outdoors, the shell can get dusty. Wiping it down with a damp cloth periodically will keep your hot tub looking nice and fresh.
Chemicals: There are some basic hot tub chemicals you will need to add to the water to kill standing bacteria and other germs to ensure clean, clear water. Chlorine, bromine and mineral-based purifiers are all common water purification chemicals. Contact Perry Pools today for a supply of essential spa chemicals.
Sanitizer: Check the water’s chemical balance after each use and add your preferred sanitizer as needed. You’ll need to add a large dose of sanitizer weekly, known as “shocking” the water. The right sanitizer configuration will be based on the size, make, and model of your spa, as well as how often you use it.
Filter: Cleaning your filter on a regular basis, usually monthly, is also necessary to lengthen the hot tub’s life. Replace the filter if it is cracked or frayed, or still looking very dirty after cleaning.
Ask Perry Pools for help in determining the proper chemical formula and filter cleaning and replacement schedule for your hot tub. Proper hot tub maintenance will help your spa retain its beauty and performance and ensure it continues to be a source of stress relief, relaxation and family fun for years to come. Perry Pools can supply you with all the information, supplies, and accessories you will need. Visit us today!