Proper and regular maintenance of hot tubs is important to prevent damage and repair as well as to extend its lifespan. The good thing about spa maintenance is that it can be done by homeowners without professional assistance. On the other hand, a regular schedule should be strictly followed to ensure proper maintenance and care.
Here is a maintenance schedule that you can follow in order to properly take care of your hot tubs.
On a daily basis:
All you need to do every day with regards to maintaining your spa is to keep it covered when not in use. Aside from preventing fallen leaves and other debris from getting into the water, here are some of the benefits of keeping your spa covered when not in use.
- Spa covers help maintain the water temperature. As a result, the outdoor spa will no longer need to use electricity in order to maintain the right water temperature.
- Spa covers protect the tub’s finish from being damaged by sunlight.
- Covering the spa helps maintain its warranty.
- Spa covers prevent children and pets from playing near or in the spa, which can result in accidents including drowning.
On a weekly basis:
At least once a week, experts recommend testing the spa water to make sure the water chemistry is balanced and on the right levels. Keep in mind that similarly with swimming pools, chemicals are added in the right amount and proportions to the water to prevent the growth and development of algae and bacteria.
Depending on the frequency of using hot tubs, the water chemistry should be tested at least once a week to ensure the chemicals are still in the right levels. To do this, invest in home test kits that are available in your local spa supplies store. Should the results show that the chemical levels are not balanced, you will need to make the necessary adjustments by adding the right chemicals. If you do not know which chemicals to use, seek professional assistance from Elko Spas, Billiards & Pools.
On a monthly basis:
Every month, depending on how frequently the spa is used, you will need to have the filters deep cleaned at least once. This will help make sure that the filter is clean and free of any clogs, allowing it to effectively filter the spa water and keep away dirt and debris that will not only contaminate the water but can also cause damage to the spa.
In addition to cleaning the filter, you also need to change the water of your spa at least once every two to four months depending on how frequently you use the spa. Keep in mind that there is a certain process that you need to follow to change the tub’s water. You will need to properly drain the spa and clean the filter before you can refill it with fresh water.
Some of these tasks you can do on your own. However, there are other maintenance tasks where you will need the assistance of professionals particularly if it is the first time you will do them. For example, you will need assistance in adjusting the water chemistry of your tub’s water if this is the first time you do this since you don’t know which chemicals to use or how to effectively and safely handle these chemicals.
For professional assistance in maintaining your hot tubs, call Elko Spas Billiards & Pools now.
Elko Spas Billiards & Pools
4718 Northgate Blvd
Myrtle Beach, SC 29588