Are Hot Tubs a Lot of Work?
Chances are, if you are thinking about buying a hot tub, you have probably wondered if hot tubs are a lot of work. Over the past few decades, hot tubs have come leaps and bounds as far as new design technology, such as self-cleaning mode, that make it very simple to maintain your spa. While there will always be some tasks you will need to take care of, typically hot tub maintenance shouldn’t take more than half an hour per week.
In the article below, we will review some of the work you need to do as a hot tub owner.
Basic Hot Tub Cleaning
Keeping a hot tub up and running is not as hard as it was in the past. Quality hot tubs are made of durable, synthetic materials that are easy to keep clean and looking good. Provided you wipe down your hot tub regularly, using a washcloth and a little bit of mild detergent and some running water can keep the hot tub clean and looking great.
One step that you can take that will help reduce the amount of cleaning you need to do is ensure that you always have a cover on your hot tub when not in use. This will keep dirt and debris out of the water, keeping it cleaner for longer.
Routine Hot Tub Maintenance
Keeping your water clean and sanitary is the most important part of hot tub maintenance. By following the schedule recommended by your manufacturer, testing the water and adding the required chemicals to keep it clean doesn’t take much time. In a nutshell, you need to add sanitizer after the water reaches a temperature of 35-43 degrees Celsius, test the water with test strips to make sure that the chemicals are balanced correctly, frequently rinse the filters and perform a drain, refill and deep cleaning every couple of months.
For draining and refilling the hot tub, the hose on the inner core of the hot tub can be cleaned and the spa can be cleaned from inside out. Once the deep cleaning is complete, just fill the spa back up, let the water reheat, add the chemicals and be ready to call your family and neighbours for a soak!
Worth the Time
If you plan on using your hot tub every day for enjoyment, relaxing or entertaining, the small amount of maintenance is well worth the effort. These small tasks to keep your hot tub in great condition will quickly just become part of your lifestyle routine and barely noticeable. After all, it is a small trade off for the wonderful health benefits and relaxation that owning a hot tub provides.
To learn more about hot tub maintenance, download a hot tub buyer’s guide.