We simply cannot stress it enough – cleaning your hot tub is so important. It can help retain the original quality of the spa, just like the day that you purchased it. Not only that, regular cleaning can help improve the longevity of the system and even enhance the safety for all users, too! Keep reading to learn more about the basics behind cleaning your hot tub and why you always should!
Create a Hot Tub Cleaning Schedule
When it comes to keeping your Jacuzzi® Hot Tub clean, structure is key.
It is highly recommended to set up an efficient schedule. This schedule should entail weekly, monthly, and annual hot tub cleaning duties and keep track of when they were last completed. Once a week, you would perform basic cleaning duties, such as checking the filters, cleaning the surface, and make sure there is no debris in the tank. Every month, on the other hand, take some time off for a deep cleaning session. This is important, as keeping your tub clean on a regular basis will help you keep it fresh and pleasant.
In the long run, monthly cleaning will add to the benefits and help you improve maintenance practices. The good news? The process is not hard at all – it just requires some dedication and good time management!
Cleaning the Spa Filters
You should aim to clean your spa filters at least once a month for optimal performance. Filters should ideally be replaced every 12 months, but it really depends on how much you use your hot tub. Keeping track of your filter cleaning cycles is also a good idea, because every time you clean up a filter, you might actually wear it out a little more. In order to clean your filters, you can soak them in a special solution available from Twin City Jacuzzi for optimal results, and simply use a hose to rinse them with water.
It is always a good idea to keep a clean, dry, backup filter handy, to use while the regular filter is being cleaned.
Drain and Clean the Inside of the Tub
To keep your hot tub clean, you should aim to drain it three or four times a year. Refer to your specific model instructions for the proper way to drain your spa completely. You may need the assistance of a shop-vac to remove all the water completely. If you’re unsure about the right way to drain your hot tub, contact our team at Twin City Jacuzzi.
Once the tub is drained, you can clean the shell and interior of the hot tub. You can use a sponge or cloth, along with the right cleaning products, to scrub the inside of the tub once it’s drained. Rinse with a hose, allow it to drain, and then refill your spa! Remember to properly treat the new spa water and ensure that all pH balances are correct.
When cleaning your tub, it is important to avoid using general soap or household cleaner. Use a dedicated spa cleaning product instead, which will prevent bacteria or other elements to creep into your process. You don’t want those in the place you relax!
Find out more and feel free to get in touch with further details about hot tubs and spa cleaning products at Twin City Jacuzzi in Burnsville and Plymouth, Minnesota.