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Hot Tub Owners: Important Maintenance Steps To Take

by Tara Pena

Owning a hot tub is great because it gives you the chance to have a spa-like experience whenever you want. In order to keep your hot tub in great condition over the years, you can take these steps:

Replace the Water

Even if you have filters and a hot tub cover, soaps and detergents can build up over time and then cause residues to develop. To prevent these residues from causing any severe damage, you need to replace the water inside on a regular basis. Start by connecting a hose to the drain valve, and then directing the water away from your property.

Then, refill your tub with water and install a pre-filter. All you have to do is attach these filters to your hose, and then water coming out of it will be purified. This helps you remove contaminants and suspended solids, so the water inside your tub is completely clean and healthy for you to be in. 

Winterize Your Hot Tub

One of the most important steps you need to take for your tub is to winterize it. In order to prevent warm water from turning cold during the winter months, you can set up a winter blanket over the hot tub. These blankets are made out of plastic, and they are cut to fit over the top surface perfectly. These blankets also help keep out leaves and other debris.

It's also a good idea to regularly push snow and ice off the hot tub cover if you have one. This prevents the water from soaking on top of the cover and potentially damaging it. To prevent the jet plumbing from freezing, you need to suck out any water. You can do this by opening up all of the jets, and then putting a wet/dry vacuum in them.

Get Help From a Hot Tub Repair Specialist

When something severe happens to your hot tub, you may need to get help from a hot tub repair specialist. This professional can do many things to your hot tub, such as fix the jets, replace the cover, clean the filtration system and repair any surface damage.

The professional can give you a free estimate, so you can see how much the repairs cost before the process is actually started. Even if nothing is wrong with your spa, this professional can inspect and clean your hot tub. This ensures it works great for as long as possible. Insightful tips can be given to you as well, so you can properly maintain your tub over the years. 

If you own a hot tub, these steps are important to take. They will save you the trouble of dealing with expensive repairs in the future.