Tips for New Hot Tub Owners

Adding a hot tub to your property can truly change your life, but it does come with some extra responsibilities in your daily routine. Don’t worry, though – taking care of your hot tub isn’t as hard as it might seem. There are some important things you should know and a few tricks of the trade that can make hot tub care a breeze for you.

Let’s dive right in and explore some simple yet essential tips to help you get the most out of your hot tub experience:

Keep an Eye on Your Hot Tub Water Quality

To ensure your hot tub stays in tip-top shape, it’s important to regularly check and balance the water. It’s as easy as using some test strips. Get yourself a good supply of these strips and dip them in the water every two or three days, depending on how often you enjoy your spa.

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Why wait until you encounter problems like scale buildup, foam, or green water? Test regularly (with the jets running), and make any necessary adjustments promptly.

Stock Up on Spa Chemicals

While it might seem like overkill to have a variety of spa chemicals on hand, you’ll thank yourself when you’re ready to unwind in your hot tub, and your water needs some TLC. Proper storage is key to keeping your chemicals and test strips effective. Store them indoors and away from extreme temperatures and humidity.

Spa Chemical Application Made Easy

Adding chemicals to your hot tub isn’t just a matter of dumping them in. For optimal efficiency, follow these steps:

  • Add each spa chemical individually and allow around 15 minutes for absorption.
  • Always run the jets (with the air controls off) while adding chemicals to ensure even distribution.
  • Filters Matter: Your hot tub’s filters play a vital role, so they require regular attention. Clean them by rinsing every one or two months and chemically cleaning every three or four months. Plan to replace them annually. To simplify maintenance, consider having a set of backup filters and alternate their use every few months.

Additional Hot Tub Tips

You’ve mastered the basics, but here are a few more hot tub tips to make your life as a hot tub owner even smoother. 

When you’re not using your hot tub, close the air controls to avoid raising pH levels. However, keep the jets and waterfalls open to maintain water flow and prevent bacteria buildup.

Close and lock the cover when your hot tub isn’t in use. This not only keeps dirt and debris out but also helps with insulation, reducing energy consumption and lowering your utility bill.

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Remember, taking care of your hot tub can be enjoyable and hassle-free with these tips in mind. So go ahead, soak up the relaxation, and make the most of your hot tub ownership experience! And if you have any questions or would like to set up service, contact Performance Pool and Spa today!