4 Easy Thing You Can do to Extend the Life of Your Hot Tub

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Having a hot tub or spa can be a fun relaxing experience. In spring of 2014 there were nearly 21 million households in the U.S. that owned a spa, hot tub or pool. Having a spa or hot tub is enjoyable, but also comes with a great deal of responsibility. With these hot tub or spa maintenance tips you can keep your hot tub or spa in perfect working condition reducing or eliminating the need to call a hot tub repair company.

Tennis Balls

You typically wouldn’t imagine putting tennis balls into your hot tub, but they can be beneficial. Place tennis balls into the skimmer or the water. These help attract body oils, products from the hair and lotions on the skin. Replace the balls as needed to keep the water cleaner and free of these chemicals.

Hot Tub Cover

Hot tubs covers can get a musty or mildew like smell after some time. Keeping your cover clean will eliminate this bothersome smell. Place a small amount of bleach in water, 10% bleach to 90% water, and use this solution to clean your cover. Repeat this process every 90 days to prevent these odors.

Remember the Filters

Rinse your filters every week with clean running water. Once a month spray the filters with a chemical cleaner and allow them to sit for 5 minutes before rinsing. Every 6 months you should soak your filters overnight. This can be done by placing the filter in a 5-gallon bucket with cleaner added. Buying two sets of filters allows you to focus on cleaning one set while using the other set. This reduces down time when your hot tub or spa can’t be used.

Draining and Refilling

Everyone knows that water will not stay clean for long no matter how many chemicals are added to it. Draining and refilling your hot tub is recommended about every 3 months. When refilling your hot tub it can be easy to forget about it. This can cause an overflow of water and mess up any electrical equipment surrounding the hot tub, causing the need for a hot tub repair company. There is typically a hardwired, 240 volt 50 amp circuit for your hot tub. An overflowing hot tub can damage this and cause other potential hazards. To eliminate this risk, set a timer to go off and remind you to check the water level in the hot tub.

Follow these tips to ensure years and years of enjoyment from your hot tub or spa. A well constructed and well maintained hot tub can last 18 years or longer. Proper cleaning and periodic maintenance from a hot tub repair company will ensure that you get to enjoy your hot tub for years to come.

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