Easy Ways to Keep Your Jacuzzi in Perfect Condition
1. Use hot tub covers.
One easy way to keep your spa and its water clean is to use a hot tub cover. Make sure to wipe off debris as part of your maintenance routine, and you can use a garden hose to spray down the underside of the cover. If you use any chemicals on top of the cover, make sure to avoid using it anywhere else as it can affect the hot tub water. Keeping on top of this task only takes a few minutes out of your week.
2. Sanitize your spa.
Most professionals recommend using chlorine or bromine to sanitize your hot spa. While chlorine is most popular, they both kill bacteria and other harmful compounds in the water. Some people may experience mild forms of skin irritation with either chlorine or bromine, and there are other alternatives on the market. You can speak with your spa specialist for more details on finding the right sanitizers for you and your needs.
3. Clean & replace filters.
If your filter is clogged, dirty, or has any blockages, water can’t flow through and contaminants can’t be removed from your spa. Blockages can even cause your filter to put strain on your pump. Additionally, look for higher quality filters are they perform better and last longer. Rinse your filter cartridges every two weeks or as often as necessary to remove particles. Life expectancy of your filter depends on the type and quality, ranging anywhere from 6 months to even a couple years.
4. Drain, clean, and refill water.
Typically, you’ll want to drain and refill your hot tub every 3-4 months. If you use your hot tub more frequently than most or if the water chemistry isn’t balanced properly, you may need to do it more often. Once you drain the water completely, you’ll want to scrub it clean and disinfect it properly. The hot tub can be filled with dead skin, dirt, and other contaminants that need to be removed. Then when you’re ready, refill your hot spa with water.
5. Use your jacuzzi!
In the beginning, your jacuzzi feels like a shiny new toy. You’re constantly using it and enjoying its benefits. You’re probably also hosting parties and inviting people to relax with you. Then, as time goes on, you may find yourself using it less and less. However, it’s important to use your jacuzzi consistently! Not only are there many health benefits to using a jacuzzi, but it’s also easier to find out if maintenance is needed on your jacuzzi such as low jet pressure, possible cracks, and making sure the water is still safe.