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Hot Tub Chemicals Maintenance
Owning a hot tub doesn't require a lot of hard work. A few simple routines will keep your water sparkling clean and your hot tub in excellent condition.
Your filter should be removed and sprayed with a garden hose regularly. We recommend that you clean your spa's filter about once each month with a filter cleaning solution. Filter cleaning is important because dirt and debris trapped in your spa's filter can slow the flow of water and affect the performance of the spa.
The process is simple:
Place the filter into a bucket with filter cleaning solution and allow the dirt and particles to float into the water. After soaking, the filter should be sprayed thoroughly again to remove any remaining dirt and cleaner fluid.
We’re often asked ‘how long should a filter last’ - as is often the case this depends upon the amount of use of the spa. One thing, however, is certain and that is it will not last as long as your spa salesman first told you. Filters do not last a year, indeed, they may only last six months. Continuing after this will put unnecessary strain upon you circulation pump.
Your Acrylic Shell
It's a good rule of thumb to drain and clean your spa about once every three to four months. If you have an acrylic shell, it's simple to clean, and you can be assured that the non-porous surface won't allow dirt, soapy film, or germs to penetrate.
Simply use a spa surface cleaner, and wipe the acrylic with a damp sponge or cloth. Never use an abrasive cleaner or a product that contains bleach.
Your Vinyl Cover
As your cover is exposed to the elements, it's a good idea to use a vinyl protector to extend its life and look.
Clean your cover and apply protector each time you clean your spa's filter.
Remember to use the cleaner only on the top of the cover; you won't want the cleaner to interfere with your water chemistry.
To clean the under side, clean with a very mild detergent, fully rinse with a garden hose and air-dry.
Here is a basic list of chemical water treatments.
Recommended Hot Tub Care and Maintenance Routine
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