What's the Best Hot Tub

Table of Contents
Why should I buy a Hot Tub?
The Real cost of owning a Hot Tub
Types of Hot Tubs
Hot Tub Electric concerns - 220 vs. 110
Your options: Seats
Your options: Jets
Your options: Filtration and Purification
Your options: Surround
Your options: Cover
Shopping options: Local Dealer
Shopping options: Big Box Retailers
Shopping options: Online
Where to locate your new hot tub
Going to put it on a deck?
Hot tub foundations
What type of buyer are You?
"x" Person Hot Tub
How to shop for a spa
How to insulate a hot tub
How to drain a hot tub
How to clean a hot tub
How to buy a hot tub
How to build a concrete slab
How to treat hot tub rash
How to drain a hot tub with a hose
How to drain a hot tub for winter
How to level a hot tub
How to winterize a hot tub
How much chemical
How to make it work
Pea gravel base
Foam problems?
How to raise PH in your hot tub
How to lower PH in your hot tub
Save on hot tub electric bill
How to fix heavy hot tub cover
How to clean scale off of a hot tub
How high to fill a hot tub
How to fix hot tub HFL errors
How to remove mildew from hot tubs
Best hot tub chemicals?
How to kill staph in a hot tub
Remove jets
How to use the drain plug
Clean hot tub jets
Can I fill my hot tub with soft water?
Clean your filter with Muriatic acid
How to move a hot tub
Clean your filter in the dishwasher?
How to lower alkalinity levels
Reduce hardness of your water
You can repair freeze damage
How to stop hot tub overheating
Balance your chemicals
Support your hot tub on a deck
Can bleach be used in hot tubs?
How to eliminate bacteria
Repair your cracked hot tub
How to prime a hot tub pump
Organic alternatives
Hot tub age restrictions
Mice in your hot tub?
How to make your hot tub smell good
How does a hot tub pump work?
Hot tub health risks?
How to buy a cheap hot tub
Make your own spa defoamer
How to clean spa filter with vinegar
How to sanitize with lithium
Use vitamin C to neutralize chlorine
How to care for an inflatable hot tub
History of hot tub innovations
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How to clean a hot tub

Having a hot tub is a relaxing and wonderful luxury. Maintaining that same hot tub isn't quite as wonderful, but it doesn't have to be stressful and demanding. Regular maintenance will help ensure that your hot tub provides you with the therapeutic relaxation you need. Don't neglect the proper cleaning and maintenance of your hot tub. You will be less likely to use your hot tub regularly if it's not ready to go.

In addition to the regular chemical maintenance needed, you will want to drain and clean hot tub aprroximately every 3 months. First, drain the tub of all water. Wipe down the shell with a mild cleanser and clean cloth or damp sponge. Rinse the shell well and refill with clean water. Be sure to follow up with your regular chemical routine.

Some cleansers that you may consider using are diluted vinegar, baking soda, rubbing alcohol, diluted bleach (if you use chlorine in your tub), the cleaning product Simple Green, 409 or Windex, Magic Eraser for those stubborn spots, and the hot tub cleaner recommended by the hot tub company or local dealer.

Do not use anything abrasive or corrosive that can damage the surface of the shell. You need not just clean the shell of the hot tub, but you must also keep the filter clean so it can work properly. Clean the hot tub filter monthly. First remove the filter according the recommended instructions. Lay the filter down and spray with hose to remove any dirt of debris lodge in there. Fill a bucket with water and some mild cleanser or spa filter cleaner. Allow the filter to soak a while to remove more dirt. When you remove the filter from the bucket, spray it again with the hose and replace the filter properly.

You will want to clean the hot tub cover monthly or as needed depending on the location of your hot tub. You will need to spray the hot tub cover with a hose to keep it clean. If dirt or sap remain after a good rinsing off, use a mild cleanser and damp sponge to clean the cover. Also, be sure to spray off the underside of the cover as well. No cleansers should be needed for the underneath.

Don't forget the plumbing components of your hot tub. Cleaning out the plumbing conduits of the hot tub will help you maintain a safe, healthy hot tub environment where you are able to relax. You will need to flush the lines. This is done with a full tub, so it is recommended to do before you empty the tub to clean it. Following the instructions on the line flush cleaner you have purchased from your local dealer or online, add the cleaner and run the tub with the jets at full Residue will be cleaned off the inside of the plumbing lines into the tub. After this, drain the tub and clean it according to the recommendations above. Flushing the lines does not need to be done as often as cleaning, but if you notice issues with your water or skin rashes, you may want to add this to your regular routine.

Remember a well-maintained spa is much easier to clean and keep clean. It's important to keep the filter system working well with the right combination of chemicals. If a spa has been neglected, the cleaning is much harder and more time consuming. A dirty spa isn't just uninviting, it can be unhealthy.

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