We understand that a hot tub is a huge investment, so you’ll want to be aware of measures you can take to ensure that your investment is protected. This blog outlines some steps on how to do that.
Now that you have your tub, you will begin the process of hooking it up and filling the tub, but before you do, go through this check-list and be sure not to miss a step:
- Ensure all the necessary electrical is functioning correctly and it has been approved by a certified electrician.
- Review your Owner’s Manual. It will assist you in the basic functionality of your tub, such as setting the temperature, setting filtration cycles, turning on lights, etc.
- Fill up your tub through the skimmer or filter area to prevent air locks.
- Add the required start-up chemicals to your water once it has reached a minimum of 75°F.
Do not overfill your tub, when you have one or more people entering the tub, the water will rise and spill over if your tub is overfilled.
Adding water care products to your hot tub
Make sure you turn off the air injection valves when heating or adding chemicals to your tub so that air bubbles do not go into the water.
It is also very important to test your water every week with test stripes, or you can take a small sample of water to your local dealer, most will test your water for free and provide recommendations on water care.
Draining and Cleaning
Drain and clean your hot tub every 3-4 months, or more often, if you’re using the tub every day. Clean your hot tub filters weekly by rinsing them down with a hose. Every month you should clean the filters with a hot tub filter de-greaser or hot tub filter cleaner.
Keep water care products on hand so that you can do your weekly treatments, this will keep your water balanced, sanitized and crystal clear. By doing this your tub will run smoothly, will be more efficient, jets will last longer, and will generally extend the life of your hot tub. Learn how you can book a Service Technician to handle drain, clean and refills.
Don’t miss next month’s blog “How Do You Clean Hot Tub Filters?” as it goes more in-depth on how to clean them properly.