How Often Should I Clean My Hot Tub?

Coming home from a busy day can be a lot nicer when you have a hot tub waiting for you to jump into. When you purchase a new hot tub, the first thoughts on your mind probably aren’t about “cleaning my hot tub”. But, cleaning is a crucial part of maintaining your hot tub so that it’s always ready to go when you want a soak. And if you do it right, it doesn’t have to take a lot of work. That’s why we’ve got you covered here at Mountain Mist Pool and Spa! Use this cleaning guide to keep your hot tub running safely and efficiently so you can enjoy it any time of the year.  

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Regular Cleaning

Regular cleaning responsibility is a big part of being a hot tub owner. And how often you need to clean it depends on how much you use it. We recommend that you clean your hot tub at least once a week. You can use white vinegar and a sponge to wipe down the jets and hardware of your hot tub. Or, there are different hot tub cleaners that you can try. Whichever you use, make sure you’re lightly cleaning at least once a week to maintain the health and safety of your hot tub.

Thorough Drain and Clean

Draining your spa completely to thoroughly clean it can be a big task. But, it’s essential to do it every three or four months. If you use your hot tub frequently, you should do this more often. It can take about an hour to drain your tub and it’s time worth spending to make sure your spa continues to run smoothly. Unclean water can lead to health problems as well as damage to the hardware of your hot tub. So it’s worth maintaining a schedule for a thorough drain clean every few months.

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Hardware Cleaning

Cleaning the outside of your hot tub’s hardware as well as the cover is another essential part of keeping your spa in the best condition. The outside of your hot tub is exposed to outdoor elements every day. From rain, snow, sunshine, and wind, your hot tub's hardware endures a lot. Use a hose to water it down when you can, or you can use white vinegar for a deeper clean.

Regular Maintenance

Regular maintenance can assist in the cleaning demands of your hot tub. Following a regular maintenance schedule for your hot tub keeps away extra grime, dirt, and buildup in the water. A few simple maintenance steps can help you avoid having to thoroughly clean your spa more than once every few months. 

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If you have any questions or issues with cleaning your hot tub, contact us today! Mountain Mist Pool and Spas is here to help you so you can get back to enjoying the many benefits of your hot tub!

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