Installing a hot tub in your backyard is an excellent way to relax, create fun memories, and enjoy quality time with family and friends. Follow these tips from Deckside Pool & Spa in Penticton BC to ensure your hot tub stays safe and clean.

Chemical Maintenance

One of the most important steps you can take to prevent contagions in your hot tub is properly maintaining the chemical levels. If the pH level is too high or too low, it creates an environment where bacteria can thrive. Test the levels regularly using a pool testing kit, or have our team at Deckside Pool and Spa come over for regular maintenance appointments. We will test the water for you and add any necessary chemicals so that your hot tub remains free of contaminants.


Keeping your hot tub clean is also essential to prevent bacterial outbreaks. This includes cleaning off any surfaces after use with a sanitizer such as chlorine or bromine, as well as scrubbing out any build-up on the surface of the spa itself. You should also be sure to replace filters regularly; dirty filters are far less effective at trapping bacteria which means they will remain in your water longer than necessary.

Shower Before You Soak

It’s important to remind everyone who uses your hot tub that they should shower before entering it! This may seem like common sense, but all too often we see people getting into their spa without taking this simple step first. Sweat and body oils contain bacteria, so encouraging guests (and yourself!) to shower before hopping into the hot tub will help keep it clean and safe from contagions.
Hot tubs are an excellent addition to any backyard oasis — just don’t forget about safety. With proper chemical maintenance, meticulous cleanliness practices, and reminders for everyone who uses it to shower before soaking, you can rest assured that your hot tub will remain free of contaminants and provide years of relaxation in peace of mind. For more information on how to keep your pool or spa free of contagions, contact our knowledgeable staff at Deckside Pool & Spa in Penticton BC today.
Visit us in Penticton for free water analysis or consultations on how to keep your hot tub clean and in good working order. The team at Deckside Pool & Spa is here to help, and we carry a large inventory of maintenance products and accessories.