The Importance of Hot Tub Maintenance

Owning a hot tub is like having a private sanctuary of relaxation in your own backyard. It’s where you can go to unwind, destress, and connect with friends and family. However, much like any other home appliance, your hot tub also requires regular maintenance to ensure it continues to deliver you a blissful experience.

Just as you wouldn’t neglect an oil change on your car, maintaining your hot tub is just as essential. Neglecting hot tub maintenance can lead to a range of issues, from water quality problems to costly repairs. 

Whether you’re a seasoned hot tub owner or contemplating the purchase of your first hot tub, this blog will help explain the importance of hot tub maintenance. Let’s dive in!

Water Quality

Woman touching water of Chelsee Sundance Spa - Performance Pools and Spas

Proper hot tub maintenance is important in helping keep your spa water clean and clear. If you neglect to test and treat the water, it can lead to bacterial growth, algae formation, and cloudy water. This not only affects the look of your water but it also poses health risks to anyone in it as well.

Lifespan of Your Hot Tub

Hot tub components like pumps, heaters, and filters are essential in how your hot tub operates. Routine maintenance will help prevent wear and tear, extending the lifespan of these parts and reducing the need for replacements. 

Energy Efficiency

A well-maintained hot tub operates more efficiently than a hot tub that has been neglected. Clean filters and properly functioning components require less energy to maintain your desired temperature—helping you save money on energy bills.

Cost Savings

Regular hot tub maintenance is far more cost-effective than dealing with major repairs. By regularly cleaning your hot tub filters, having your hot tub inspected for leaks, and addressing minor issues promptly, you can prevent larger, more costly problems later.


As mentioned previously, failing to maintain your spa water can cause it to become a breeding ground for harmful bacteria which can lead to infections or skin issues. Proper hot tub maintenance, such as treating your water, changing it regularly, and deep cleaning the shell as necessary will ensure your hot tub remains a safe and hygienic environment for you to enjoy.


Ultimately, the primary reason you own a hot tub is to enjoy it. Regular maintenance will ensure your hot tub is always ready for a soak, allowing you to make the most of your investment and enjoy moments of relaxation whenever you want it.

Winter Hot Tub Maintenance

In the winter, hot tub maintenance becomes even more important as colder temperatures and inclement weather can present unique challenges to keeping your hot tub in optimal condition. Here are some key tips for winter hot tub maintenance.

Man with hot tub filter for Sundance Spa - Performance Pools and Spas
  • Make sure you have a good insulated cover that has a tight-fitting seal. This will help prevent water loss and heat loss. After a heavy snowfall, remove the snow from your cover with a broom or snowblower.
  • Maintain the water temperature. 97 to 104 degrees is ideal.
  • Activate heat protection if your hot tub has it. In Sundance® Spas, a sensor will monitor the climate and periodically run the pump when the temperature drops below a certain level, helping prevent any components from freezing.
  • After a power outage, check on your hot tub to ensure it begins to heat back up again.

Hot Tub Maintenance

Maintaining your hot tub isn’t just a chore; it’s an investment in your well-being, relaxation, and the lifespan of your oasis. By regularly performing upkeep on your hot tub, you’ll enjoy clean water, efficient operation, and most importantly a safe and enjoyable experience. 

Hot Tub Services in Minnesota

Don’t wait until a small issue becomes a costly problem; take steps now to preserve your hot tub. And if you find yourself needing any type of hot tub services, don’t hesitate to give us a call. We’ll help ensure your hot tub remains in top-condition all year long. We’re here to make hot tub ownership hassle-free and delightful!

Looking to add a new hot tub to your home? Our team can help! We invite you to visit any one of our showrooms. Here, you can wet test one for yourself and experience firsthand the relaxation and hot tub can offer.