It’s a dream for most of us to own a hot tub. Today’s models and prices make that dream a reality more than ever before. If you’re one of the lucky ones who owns a hot tub, then you’ll surely want to know how to take care of it and maintain it properly so that you get many years of warm, satisfying soaks! Here are some tips you should follow to keep your hot tub in good working order.
The Basics Of Hot Tub Care
Chlorine levels: We cannot say enough how critical this step is! You need to check the chlorine levels often and make sure they are always at the right balance in order to keep the water safe. This also goes for Bromine and any other sanitizing agent. Purchase a testing kit from your local pool dealer.
Use the economy mode—it saves money! You can save money on your energy bills by keeping the water’s temperature a bit lower than called for, especially if you’re not using it. When you want to take a soak, turn the temperature up around 104 degrees and enjoy!
PH levels need to be regularly checked. A couple of times a week will suffice. If the pH levels are off, it can cause eyes to become irritated and the water to be cloudy.
Change the water in your hot tub when necessary. A general rule of thumb is 3-4 times a year. You may choose to change it more often depending on how frequently you use it. Keep in mind that you still have to test the ph balance and alkalinity of your hot tub water. Even if the water is crystal clear, the imbalanced water chemistry might be doing great damage to your equipment. For instance, a low ph level may mean the water is acidic, which could cause your plumbing system and spa equipment to corrode.
Get a good hot tub cover! This is so important to keeping the tub protected. It also traps the heat from the water, which will take stress of the motor that heats the water. Ask your dealer about covers made specifically for your type of tub.
Invest in good quality chemicals. Again, this is crucial because you want to know your water is safe and healthy at all times. You need to keep yourself safe and that of your family members who will be using the hot tub Myrtle Beach. There are certain areas that you don’t want to buy generic or cheap brands—hot tub and pool chemicals is one of those areas! These are the basics of good maintenance and care. Follow these tips and you will enjoy years of pleasure in your Myrtle Beach hot tub!
As always, seek the advice of the pros and make sure you understand how to properly administer tests to check the water and chemical levels. For more information, please call us today at Elko Pools!
Elko Spas Billiards & Pools
4718 Northgate Blvd
Myrtle Beach, SC 29588