Hot Tub Maintenance
Maintenance on your hot tub is easy, requiring only a few moments to keep your spa always ready to enjoy. To prevent problems and ensure a long life for your hot tub it is important to maintain it properly. Keeping up with your hot tub and spa maintenance is important. Aside from making sure that your hot tub lasts longer, regular care also keeps your hot tub ready for use at any time.
Maintenance of your spa/hot tub
A few maintenance tips to keep in mind:
- Use ozonator -
An ozonator is a device that sprays ozone gas into spa water, an extremely effective way to kill off bacteria in the water, keep the water clearer longer than bromide or chlorine and not give off that chemical smell.
- Winterize -
Many unnecessary hot tub problems are caused by ineffective preparations for winter, which is why you should talk with your service professional about winterization techniques, especially if you shut the unit down in the colder months.
- Be very careful if you close your hot tub for winter. Any water left inside the hot tub shell, pipes or equipment, will when frozen, expand and crack your unit.
- A winter cover over your regular cover will help keep your unit in shape during colder temperatures.
- Check the filter.
Daily (before use)
Test chlorine levels to see if they fall between 3-5 mg/l (ppm) and dose according to the attached instructions on the Hot Tub Chorine container.
Test Hot tub PH levels to see if they fall between 7.2 and 7.6. If not within these parameters use Hot Tub pH Plus or Minis according to instructions.
If water is foaming use Hot Tub Anti Foam. (TIP - Dilute no foam according to instructions into spray bottle and spray onto surface of water [do not use bottle for any other purposes])
Shock Hot tub with suitable oxidising agent such as Non chlorine shock or Calcium Hypochlorite.
Clean Filter using Hot Tub Filter Cleaner and swap with spare. (you should always have a spare filter as filters have to be allowed to dry first so that the fibres can bind together after cleaning).
Periodically replace hot tub filters, change water and clean hot tub cover with week solution of chlorine.
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