Hot Tub Buying Guide
How to care for an inflatable hot tub
An inflatable hot tub can provide the same hot, soothing water that a more permanent model does and often, requires less maintenance. An inflatable hot tub is just that. . inflatable. Since the tub is inflatable, it is easier to move and can be stored. Typically inflatable hot tubs are smaller than traditional tubs. Do not confuse portable with inflatable. Many tubs now are self-contained with all their contents inside the cabinet and are called portable. If it's not inserted into a deck or built inground, it is usually considered portable.
The care of an inflatable hot tub is important to maintaining a healthy environment in which to soak. Proper care will also ensure that the tub lasts longer and continues to function for its life. You will need to care for an inflatable hot tub in similar ways to a traditional tub. Follow the guidelines for care in the owner's instruction booklet. You will need to keep the water clean. Some folks forego a sanitizer just changing the water weekly to keep the water free of bacteria and other livings contaminants. Others use a sanitizer just as you would in a traditional tub. You will need to keep your pH level balanced as well.
When you do empty the tub, either weekly if not usuing sanitizer, or monthly if you do, wash the tub with soap and water and a clean cloth. Be sure to rinse the tub well before refilling with soft water. Do not use an abrasive cleanser as that can damage the tub's surface. A cloth and some dish soap are really all you need.
If you plan to store the tub, be sure to dry it out completely leaving no moisture at all before folding it up and storing it according to the manufacturer's instructions. Always store the tub out of direct sunlight and in a place that does not get too hot. Heat and sunlight can deteriorate the tub's materials quickly compromising the integrity of the product and potentially causing damage that you will need to repair or replace.
The filter for an inflatable hot tub tends to be smaller than a typical hot tub filter. You will need to keep the filter clean and in good shape. Rinse the filter weekly with a garden hose. Soak the filter in a cleanser for a few hours or overnight to loosen the debris before rinsing it to give the filter a good cleaning. Replace the filter if you notice that it becomes damaged in any way.
Keep your inflatable hot tub covered when not in use. This will help to keep debris out, but will also help keep heat and water in not allowing the water to escape. This will help in your costs but also help to keep your water balanced.
Proper care and regular maintenance are important to keeping your inflatable hot tub in good condition ready for you to use.