What Kind of Maintenance Does a Hot Tub Need?
A backyard hot tub provides easy access to hydrotherapy and a dedicated space for rest and relaxation. Most homeowners know how they will use a hot tub but aren’t sure how much maintenance will be required to care for their tub. Thankfully, an online hot tub store like Seaway Pools & Hot Tubs can help you get all the hot tub supplies you need to take care of your tub. Here is a simple guide to hot tub maintenance in Canada.
Like a backyard pool, the chemistry of your hot tub water is essential for maintaining your equipment. Hot tub supplies will help you keep track of and maintain your water chemistry to ensure both hot tub users’ and equipment’s safety. In general, you will need to keep track of your water pH, alkalinity, and sanitizer levels. You will also need to keep an eye out for algal growth or metal buildup that can affect your equipment. Hot tub supplies can help you measure the levels of these factors and adjust them accordingly.
Keep Your Water Balanced
Balancing your hot tub water will require the same set of hot tub supplies that you use to maintain your water chemistry. This includes supplies for adjusting pH, alkalinity, and water hardness. Maintaining a neutral pH and avoiding metals and salts’ build-up can help prevent corrosion and damage to your hot tub equipment.
Keep Your Hot Tub Covered
Keeping your hot tub safely covered can help prevent debris, sticks, and leaves from building up in your filter and clogging your system. You can quickly minimize your maintenance routine by remembering to keep your hot tub covered. Simplify your cleaning and skimming routine while also minimizing water loss by keeping your hot tub covered when not in use. Don’t have a cover? No problem! An online hot tub store can help you find the perfect cover for your backyard hot tub.
Regularly Clean Filter
Speaking of your filter, make sure that you regularly clean it of debris. This includes removing any leaves or sticks and rinsing the filter with a hose to remove built-up dirt, hair, and dead skin cells.
Changing Hot Tub Water
Every 3-6 months, you should change the water in your hot tub, depending on the amount you are using the tub. Draining your tub creates an excellent opportunity to wash the tub’s interior to prevent the build-up of algae and hard water. Special cleaners designed for this purpose can be purchased from an online hot tub store.
At Seaway Pools & Hot Tubs, our online hot tub store offers all the hot tub supplies you need for regular maintenance of your backyard tub. We also offer free water quality testing at our two store locations in Newmarket (905-853-8500) and Markham (905-294-8030). Our expert team of technicians can then help you determine the hot tub supplies you need to balance your water chemistry.