How To Maintain My Hot Tub

Enjoying a soak in the hot tub after a long day can bring you endless relaxation all year round. But it’s important to keep it clean and well maintained. With the correct maintenance and care, you can have fun relaxing in your hot tub in your own backyard any time of the year.

While hot tubs don’t require a lot of maintenance, there are a few essential things to know. But Mountain Mist Pool and Spa have got you covered! Use this maintenance guide to keep your hot tub running smoothly for you to enjoy any time of the year. If you have any questions about your hot tub, give us a call! We offer fast, friendly, and affordable services in Longmont. 

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Maintaining Water Circulation

Maintaining good circulation in your hot tub water keeps it free of contaminants. With an automatic circulation schedule, any contaminants in your hot tub will pass through the cartridge filters as the water filters through. Without good circulation, the contaminants won’t filter through and will contaminate your water. But if you don’t have an automatic circulation cycle, you can turn your hot tub on twice a day for 15 minutes. This will ensure your water is being regularly refreshed and circulated.

Cleaning Schedule

Effective hot tub maintenance involves maintaining a regular cleaning schedule. Make sure you regularly remove debris such as leaves or critters from your water. This will keep the filters and seats clean and clear. Using a sponge and some white vinegar on your hot tub waterline and jets weekly can keep things clean and running smoothly. A weekly clean is crucial in keeping your hot tub clear. But, it’s also critical to drain your spa every few months for a thorough clean. 

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Balancing Your Water Chemistry

To balance your hot tub’s water you’ll need a baseline reading on your water chemistry. Test your hot tub’s PH and alkalinity levels when it’s full. Then, make sure you have a good supply of chemicals to balance your water when needed. Make sure your PH levels stay between 7.4 to 7.6. Anything lower is too acidic and can damage your hot tub. So make sure you regularly check your PH levels after adding chemicals or sanitizing solutions to the water.

Monitoring Your Water

Make sure you test your water every week using a liquid test kit or test strips. If your water is unbalanced, adjust your water with chemicals and retest. Dirty or unbalanced water chemistry can damage the hardware of your tub. But more importantly, it can be harmful to your skin. Monitor your hot tub weekly to ensure your water is balanced.

Woman relaxing in hot tub

There’s no better way to spend an evening than soaking in a luxurious hot tub. If you have any issues with your hot tub maintenance, give Mountain Mist Pool and Spa a call today! 

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