What is the Proper Way of Maintaining a Hot Tub, According to a Spa Shop Near Me?

relaxing spaWe can try, but there is no way to figure out what’s in a hot tub that makes you want to have a good time. But it’s pretty obvious to see, everyone enjoys and loves to spend some leisure time in it. 

At its most basic, people who own a hot tub or similar pool equipment know how to have a good time. According to the manager of the swim spa shop near me, once you have a hot tub of your own, you’re always in for a good time.

Do you fervently wish to have the good times rolling, too? This only goes to show that you need to look after your hot tub the proper way. Taking care and giving it the proper maintenance it needs is almost as hard as tending to those dwindling plants on your windowsill.

Begin with the Outside Cover

One of the most critical parts of hot tubs or swim spa is their vinyl cover. You must keep it squeaky clean all the time; else, you run the risk of soiling the inside of your hot tub and cause the cover to degrade fast. 

Before you do anything, know that there are three items you need to have: a very mild cleaner (it should be so mild that it treats your swim spa or hot tub like a precious crystal). Then you also need to have a sponge, as well as an oil-free protectant. 

Keep the following in mind:

Begin by wiping your swim spa/hot tub cover with water. This will help a lot in softening down any gunk deposits or surface dirt that may be present. 

Allow the water to completely dry up first, then grab your sponge and softly scrub the cover so it becomes squeaky clean once again. A mild and roundabout manner is the most advisable way to wipe clean this kind of surface. 

Applying protection will help in giving your swim spa cover an added or extra layer of protection.

Practice a Consistent Schedule

One cardinal rule to remember about hot tub maintenance or upkeep is if you fail to keep a regular cleaning schedule, your swim spa or hot tub pool equipment will never be clean. 

So to give you an idea of what a cleaning schedule would look like, here is an example you can use. You can tweak it to make it suitable for your needs!

  • Examine your swim spa cover and clean it as needed, and check out the water temperature as well. 
  • Adjust your swim spa sanitizer levels and monitor pH levels, a minimum of three times a week.
  • Wash the spa filters regularly, once a week is enough.

swimming poolFrequently Test your swimming spa

 Owning a swimming spa is not just about having fun and playing games. A common mistake of many swim spa owners is that they think after purchasing a hot tub, they are set already. You are mistaken, my friend.

Cleaning out gunk and debris isn’t the only part of installing and maintaining your hot tub. You must also examine your swimming spa water to see that it is clean and clear.

You can accomplish this in three distinct ways. First, you can use test strips. Such products can be found at any hot tub or equipment dealer you have in your area. I usually find one or two at a spa shop near me. Test strips will help you gauge your pool water alkalinity, pH level, as well as its chlorine/bromine contents.