A Step-by-Step Guide
The days are getting longer, Spring is on its way! It’s time to prepare your hot tub or swim spa for those outdoor soak sessions. Whether you’ve been maintaining it throughout the winter or it’s been sitting idle, a little bit of TLC can go a long way in ensuring your relaxation oasis is ready for the warmer weather. Here are some essential tips and advice to get your hot tub or swim spa in prime condition for those sunny days ahead:
- Start with a deep clean:
Begin by thoroughly cleaning your hot tub or swim spa, inside and out. Drain the water completely, scrub the interior surfaces with a mild cleaner, and rinse thoroughly. Pay attention to the jets, filters, and any crevices where dirt and debris may accumulate. For swim spas, clean the swim current generator and the surrounding areas meticulously.
- Check and replace filters:
Inspect the filters for any signs of wear or damage. Replace them if necessary to ensure optimal water filtration. Clean filters improve water circulation and help maintain water clean and clear water, essential for an enjoyable soaking experience.
- Test and balance water chemistry:
Test the water chemistry using a reliable testing kit or get your hot tub maintenance company to test it. Balance the pH, alkalinity, and sanitiser levels as per manufacturer recommendations. Properly balanced water prevents bacteria growth and protects equipment.
- Inspect and maintain equipment:
Examine all components of your hot tub or swim spa, including pumps, heaters, and electrical connections. Ensure they’re in good working condition and free from any signs of damage or corrosion. If any components don’t work, call a hot tub repair specialist to assess and repair the part.
- Clean and condition the cover:
The cover plays a crucial role in retaining heat and keeping debris out of your hot tub or swim spa. Clean the cover with mild detergent and water, and apply a vinyl protectant to prevent fading and deterioration from UV exposure. Check the cover’s insulation for any signs of damage and replace if necessary.
- Refill and heat the water:
Once everything is clean and in working order, refill your hot tub or swim spa with fresh water. Allow it to circulate for a few hours to ensure proper mixing and then heat it to your desired temperature. For swim spas, ensure the swim current is functioning correctly.
- Establish a maintenance routine:
Consistent maintenance is key to keeping your hot tub or swim spa in top condition. Create a regular maintenance schedule that includes tasks such as checking water chemistry, cleaning filters, and inspecting equipment. Regular upkeep will prolong the life of your investment and ensure uninterrupted enjoyment.
With these tips and advice, you can ensure that your hot tub or swim spa is primed and ready for the warmer weather ahead. By investing a little time and effort into maintenance now, you’ll be rewarded with countless hours of relaxation and enjoyment in your personal oasis.
At HD Living Group we offer hot tub and swim spa maintenance services across the South of England, covering West Sussex, Hampshire, and Surrey. Whether you are looking for regular maintenance, or a full service and clean, we can provide a high quality, affordable, and responsive service. As a small and independent company and pride ourselves on our personal and friendly approach with the highest level of professionalism which you may not find with larger companies.