If you bought a hot tub for the winter or fall and haven’t used it yet, or if you’re just new to hot tub upkeep, you’ll be relieved to learn that maintaining a hot tub is simple. Avoiding these five typical hot tub care mistakes will save you time and aggravation:
Keeping your hot tub uncovered
Covers for your hot tub serve two main purposes: keeping out unwanted materials and maintaining water temperature. By using a cover, you’ll be able to keep your hot tub clean while also saving money on heating costs.
No temperature control
Do not forget to reduce the water temperature after using your hot tub. Keeping the water temperature lower and the tub covered when it is not in use may save a lot of energy and money.
Ignoring cleaning filters
Neglecting to clean your filters regularly can result in a back up, which leads to increased energy consumption. To ensure your filters are running efficiently, be sure to clean them on a regular basis.
Not showering off before getting in
Lotions, sweat, hair and other organic materials react with chlorine to form hazardous chloramines. Chloramines can cause irritation and asthma as well as other health problems. Showering before entering the tub minimizes the amount of chloramines. Furthermore, if you shower off after your shower, this will save you time by reducing the number of times you have to clean the filters.
5. Using the wrong chemicals
Chlorine is a hazardous chemical that may harm the components of your hot tub. Chlorine is a popular sanitizer, but it requires tedious handling, storage, and balancing. Advanced oxidation spa systems are a healthy and environmentally friendly alternative to chlorine treatments.
As you can see, there are several simple precautions that may help you avoid making one of the most common and difficult hot tub maintenance mistakes. Make sure to maintain your hot tub this summer so it will look after you. The dedicated team at Swim-Mor Pools & Spas can answer any of your questions and help you find the best options available. Contact us today!