Owning a hot tub can be daunting as it is a massive investment, even though they are very high quality and built to last, they still need maintenance. We have put together a beginners guide for top tips on how to look after your hot tub to maximise it’s life and usability!
Circulation & Filtration
Most hot tubs will have a cartridge filter system and hot tub pump so it is important that you check the filtration system is in a good working order and that you clean the hot tub cartridge filter if it begins to get dirty. If you don’t clean it, then the filter can deteriorate which can lead to dirty and contaminated water.
Testing Your Hot Tub Water
One of the most important tips that we can give you is to test your hot tub water. You can do this with test strips, which will indicate the sanitiser, pH and total alkalinity levels of the water quickly and accurately. We do recommend checking your water daily whether you are using it or not as warm water does require sanitising regularly.
Here at 1 Stop Spas, we offer a range of water testing products including strips, temperature testers and more, you can find the full range here.
In simple terms, water balance describes the ideal condition of hot tub water. It needs to have the right level of pH, total alkalinity, calcium hardness and dissolved solids in relation to its temperature. Depending on what hot tub you have can depend on the levels it requires, we can explain this to you once you have purchased your hot tub.
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Draining The Hot Tub
Over time, you might find that your hot tub water is absorbing minerals, chemicals and other soluble materials, this could then lead to an increase of Total Dissolved Solids. We advise that you change your water once a month, however if you don’t use your hot tub as much you could extend this to once every 3-4 months.
General Management Tips:
We hope the above advice has helped with the management of your hot tub. Below are just a few additional safety tips:
- Don’t let the hot tub temperature exceed 40 degrees
- Don’t overload your hot tub with more people than recommended
- Don’t use electrical appliances near your hot tub unless specifically designed to be used near water
- If you are pregnant, have high blood pressure or any other cardiovascular conditions please consult your doctor before using a hot tub.