Whether you have a brand new hot tub or you haven’t used it in a couple of months, making sure the water is safe and clean is paramount to enjoying a long soak. If it’s your first time starting a hot tub, you might feel a little overwhelmed. If you slacked a little on your spa maintenance, you might be struggling to remember everything you need to do.
New hot tub owners
If you’re a new tubs jacuzzi owner, you’re going to have to get used to the cleaning that comes with hot tub ownership. If you’re a more seasoned owner, you know the drill. Many manufacturers ship hot tubs with a small amount of antifreeze just in case they’re exposed to freezing temperatures on the way to your house. It protects the plumbing from any potential damage, but it’s not something you want to soak in.
Learn to clean the tub
You wouldn’t bathe in a dirty tub or shower, right? Well, you don’t want to soak in a dirty hot tub either. Keeping your spa clean is pretty much a third of the maintenance along with water chemistry and hardware upkeep. When you first start a hot tub, you want to make sure all the surfaces that water may come into contact with are as clean as possible.
A perfect solution
Whether you’re filling your hot tub for your first or fiftieth time, it is also recommended you use a hose filter. It will help remove any impurities from your water source, including high mineral levels (which can clog your system), metals like copper and iron (which can turn your water green or brown), and calcium (which can cause build-up in your shell and plumbing). Hose filters prevent mineral and metal problems before they start, which can save you a lot of time and money. Even with a hose filter, it is recommended placing the hose into the filter well.