Tuesday, May 29, 2012

How to Properly Maintain Your Hot Tub

How to Properly Maintain Your Hot Tub

 Hot tubs and spas need to be maintained just like your swimming pool does and in fact many of the methods of maintaining and winterizing your swimming pool can be applied to your hot tub or spa.

We are going to provide some useful tips you can follow to keep your hot tub looking and running like new.

Keeping Your Hot Tub Shell Clean:

It is important to clean your hot tub shell to keep it looking new. You want to make sure to use a mild cleaner that is non-abrasive and non-sudsing. A soft cloth or rag can be used to apply the cleaner and to gently scrub the shell of your spa. Once you have finished cleaning and drying your hot tub shell it is suggested that you utilize a product like Spa Shine to help protect, seal and restore the shine to the shell.

When it comes to cleaning your hot tub pillows simply follow the directions that are in your hot tub owner's manual. When cleaning your hot tub cover you should first remove it and then gently spray it down with your garden hose to remove the dirt and debris that has accumulated on it.

You can now use a mild soap solution and a sponge (using a circular motion) to finish cleaning the cover. You should also spray down the underside of your cover however make sure you do not use soap. You can also use a cover shield product to help keep your hot tub cover looking like new.

Cleaning Your Hot Tub Filter:

Your hot tub filter will stop working properly if it become clogged with mineral deposites or debris. You need to slowly turn the filter while using a garden hose to spray our the pleats of the filter to remove any debris. After spraying the filter you should soak it in filter cleaner that is made for hot tub filters. Your filter should be cleaned at least once a month.

Removing Detergent Residue and Soap Film:

After some use, detergent residue and soap film will begin to build up in the water of your hot tub. You can easily remove this buy draining the water and refilling the tub with fresh water according to your hot tub owner's guide.

Winterizing Your Hot Tub or Spa:

If you happen to live in an area that has temperatures below freezing then it is important that you purchase a winter blanket. This is installed inside of your equipment compartment and provides insulation to many of your hot tub components that can freeze up.

To avoid any heat loss you need to make sure that the cover fits properly and has a tight seal. Any snow should be removed from your cover before it builds up to much. To remove ice build up from around your hot tub cover locks simply pour hot water over them. Make sure you never try to pry the ice off of the locks.

If you want to keep your hot tub looking and running like new then follow these simple steps for maintaining your hot tub.

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