Maintenance of Above Ground Jacuzzis
Before entering your new spa, take a moment to familiarize yourself with some key terms. For example, it may be referred to as a portable spa or simply a spa. Some individuals refer to every hot tub as a “Jacuzzi.” However, this is an unfortunate instance of a brand name becoming ubiquitous.
It is essential to know the make and model of your particular hot tub. Having this information on hand facilitates the acquisition of parts and service when they are required.
It is also beneficial to have your spa’s “vital statistics” readily available. You may need to consider water capacity, age, and specific water challenges (such as hard water) when maintaining your hot tub.
At least once per week, you must add chlorine to your hot tub. Nonetheless, some individuals choose to apply a small amount after each use. How frequently and how many people use the water will determine the optimal water maintenance routine. Levels of chlorine should be between 1.5 and 3.0 ppm.
Is hot tub maintenance HIGH?
Not at all. It only necessitates a fundamental understanding of water chemistry and a straightforward schedule (which we will discuss), and it is inexpensive. You only need some chemicals and testing supplies, which will cost you approximately $20 per month.
Three elementary rules for hot tub maintenance (The 3 Cs)
You can compare your spa to a miniature swimming pool because it requires similar maintenance.
- sustaining adequate water circulation.
- Follow a straightforward cleaning schedule.
- Adjusting the water’s chemistry.
Maintain Effective Hot Tub Circulation
Circulating the water helps to keep it free of contaminants by passing it through the cartridge filters in your hot tub.
Your spa may have an automatic circulation schedule that ensures it runs once or twice daily, depending on the model. These cycles circulate the water for approximately 15 to 20 minutes (or longer) to ensure that all of the water in the tub is filtered.
If your hot tub does not have an automatic cycle, you must run it for 15 to 20 minutes, twice per day, to ensure that the water is refreshed.
Follow a Simple Hot Tub Cleaning Routine
Cleaning your hot tub is an essential component of hot tub maintenance.
Both indoor and outdoor hot tubs are susceptible to developing scum, but if your spa is located outdoors, keep an eye out for leaves, wind-blown trash, and the occasional stray animal. Keep the waterline and seats free of debris for a clean hot tub and to prevent water-related problems.
A weekly scrub with a sponge and white vinegar will maintain the cleanliness of your spa’s shell and jets. Use it to also remove the scum line at the water’s edge.
Don’t be afraid to utilize those filters. The more you use your spa, the cleaner it will become. Clean the interior of your hot tub as frequently as possible, and don’t forget to wipe down the exterior as well. In addition, disinfect the hot tub cover with a 10% bleach-to-water solution to prevent mildew growth.
A weekly cleaning is required for hot tub maintenance. However, plan to drain your spa for a thorough cleaning every three to four months, or more frequently if you use it frequently, have many guests, or both. After all, you wouldn’t fill the bathtub with water once a year and expect everyone to reuse it, would you?
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