Maintaining Your New Hot Tub Like a Pro

Replacing Your Hot Tub?  Here’s What You Need To Know About Hot Tub Maintenance!

Buying a hot tub is really exciting!  You plan on using it all the time with your friends and family and can’t wait to try it out!  Purchasing a hot tub is always a big investment, so you plan on getting your money’s worth out of it.  Luckily, with the proper care and hot tub maintenance, your replacement hot tub can have a much longer lifespan than the one you’re replacing.  It does require some work to make sure it lasts, however, and every hot tub owner needs to know how to take the best possible care of their tub.

Hot tub maintenance isn’t challenging.  If you know what you need to do and how often, it’s a piece of cake.  You just need to be willing to put the work into caring for your hot tub.  Luckily, this guide will make it clear everything you need to do to keep your hot tub in great shape.  We’ve broken your care routine down into how frequently you’ll need to perform the task.

Daily Hot Tub Maintenance

When it comes to the water in your hot tubs, circulation is key!  It’s important that you don’t let the water in your hot tub rest for too long.  We recommend that you turn your hot tub on at least twice a day for 15-30 minutes.  This allows all the water to circulate through the filters and keeps it clean and ready for your next use.  Some hot tubs even come with an automatic cycle that will turn on your water throughout the day so you don’t have to think about it.  The more you let your water run, the cleaner and safer it will be.

Weekly Hot Tub Maintenance

Every week, you should test your hot tub water’s pH level and do a quick scrub on the inside and outside shell of the tub.  You don’t need a Master’s in degree to keep your water’s chemistry looking good.  It’s simple.  You can just buy a hot tub water test kit and use this once a week to let you know if any adjustments need to be made to the water.  These kits have simple instructions that will make it easy for you to correct your water’s pH levels when necessary.  Once you’re done testing your water, we recommend giving your tub a light clean.  Take a cloth or sponge and gently wipe down the interior and exterior of the tub.  We recommend doing this weekly so that scum and dirt don’t start to accumulate on your tub.  We also recommend that you remove any debris, such as leaves, from outdoor hot tubs every week.

Monthly Hot Tub Maintenance

Once a month we recommend doing a deeper clean that your weekly wipe-downs.  You should remove and clean your filters according to the directions given to you by your hot tub’s manufacturer.  You should also scrub the interior and exterior of your hot tub a bit better than you normally would.  If your hot tub has a cover, now is a good time to hose it off and give it a scrub, too.  Hot tub covers can easily mildew so make sure you’re washing it monthly.

Quarterly Hot Tub Maintenance

These hot tub maintenance tips don’t need to happen every quarter exactly, but they should be done every few months when possible.  Firstly, you’ll want to clean your hot tub’s jets.  This can be done by simply putting cleaning solution in the water and turning it on.  If you don’t want to purchase a hot tub cleaning solution, you can use white vinegar or create a mixture of dish washing soap and liquid bleach to get the job done.  After you let the tub run with the jets on for a while, the cleaning solution in the water will make your jets sparkly clean and sanitary again.  Now, you’ll want to drain your water.  Replacing the water in your hot tub a few times a year is very important to keep it sanitary.  Do not skip out on replacing your water at least every year, at a minimum.  While your water is drained, it’s a good time to replace your filters and cartridges.  The manufacturer of your filters and cartridges can tell exactly how often to do this, but most need to be replaced every 3-6 months.

Hot Tub Life Expectancy

With the proper care and maintenance routine, you can preserve your hot tub for longer and enjoy it for years!  Less expensive hot tubs typically last around 5 years compared to close to 20 years for higher end tubs.  However, you can extend the lift of any tub if you are willing to put the time and effort into maintaining it.  This huge investment should be treated thoughtfully in order to get the most value back.  Hot tubs can be so much fun and a great way to spend your free time with loved ones.  So, enjoy it as long as you can by using our hot tub maintenance guide to take the best care of your hot tub!

If you need help removing your old hot tub to make room for this replacement, Junk Doctors can get it out of your way in no time.  Our team offers full service hot tub removals.  We can come to your property with all the tools in hand needed to break down your tub into manageable pieces.  Then we’ll load it up and clean any debris that we left behind.  Your hot tub removal will help you be ready for the delivery of your new hot tub!

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