Keeping your hot tub clean

caring for a replacement hot tub coverYou probably don’t like it, but you have to do it: Clean your hot tub. It’s no one’s favourite task, but it’s crucial if you want to enjoy your hot tub. There are small things you can do to keep your hot tub clean regularly, making cleaning it seem less daunting.

Shock oxidizers:

Shocking your hot tub once a week kills bacteria that can build up from dead skin, oils and cosmetics. It keeps your water clear and sustains the cleanliness of your hot tub for a little longer.

You can choose a non-chlorine shock or a chlorine shock, based on what you want to put in your hot tub. For more information about chemical options for your water, check out this blog post about chemicals for hot tubs.

Cleaning yourself:

Those public pools are on to something. Rinsing off before you get into the hot tub can prevent lotions, cosmetics and sweat from entering the water. These are leading causes of dirt and build-up in your hot tub.

Jump in the shower before you get in, and ask guests to do the same. That’s if you don’t want to install a shower right next to the hot tub (why not?). Keep yourself clean, and you will keep your hot tub clean.

Light Cleaning:

Clean the filter at least once a month with a filter cleaner. You can do this more often if you want to keep your hot tub cleaner for longer. It’s a quick, low maintenance task that keeps you from doing a full clean.

Keeping the cover clean will also keep your hot tub clean. Avoid using soaps, detergents or alcohol products, as they can wear away the vinyl on the cover. Contact us for recommended hot tub cover cleaning products.

Cleaning your hot tub in one shot is a time-consuming process that no one wants to spend their weekend doing. Little things like shocking the water, cleaning yourself and the cover will help maintain the cleanliness of your hot tub. This could save you a lot of time over the weekend; something we could all use.

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