Clean the Filters
One crucial element of hot tub maintenance is cleaning the filters. Filters are highly effective in trapping dirt, debris, and other contaminants. Over time, they become clogged with debris, reducing the filtration rate and increasing the workload on the pump. So, always make sure to clean your filters monthly. To clean the filters, remove them and rinse them thoroughly with water. You can also use a filter-cleaning solution to remove stubborn debris and prolong their lifespan.
Check the Water Levels
Maintaining the correct water levels in your hot tub not only ensures maximum performance but also prevents equipment damage. During cooler evenings, hot tub water tends to evaporate more quickly, leaving the water levels low. Low water levels can cause the pump to overwork, leading to malfunctioning or breakdowns. Always make sure to check the water levels regularly and add more water as needed. Keep in mind that the water levels should always be within the recommended range.
Monitor Water Chemistry
The chemistry of hot tub water is critical to its overall performance and safety. Always make sure to monitor the water’s pH levels regularly. Too high or low pH levels can cause skin irritation, corrosion, and equipment damage. Ideal pH levels for hot tubs should be between 7.2 and 7.8. You should also check the total alkalinity, calcium levels, and sanitizer levels to maintain a balanced water chemistry. If you’re unsure about the water chemistry, you can always bring a sample in to us to have it tested.
Check the Cover
The hot tub cover plays a vital role in maintaining heat levels and preventing debris from falling into the water. As cool evenings set in, always make sure the cover is well-maintained and tightly secured. Check for any tears, cracks, or damage that could compromise its performance. You should also clean the cover regularly to remove debris and prevent the growth of mold or mildew.
Schedule Professional Maintenance
Finally, scheduling regular professional maintenance is crucial to keeping your hot tub running safely and efficiently. Professional hot tub maintenance services encompass a wide range of tasks, from checking for leaks and damage to lubricating moving parts. Regular maintenance ensures that your hot tub is working optimally and prevents costly repairs down the road.
As the temperatures continue to drop, hot tubs become a prime spot for relaxation and unwinding. However, to keep your hot tub running safely and efficiently, it’s essential to follow a proper maintenance routine. By cleaning the filters, monitoring water chemistry, checking water levels, inspecting the cover, and scheduling professional maintenance, you can enjoy the comfort of your hot tub without any worries. If you’re unsure about how to maintain your hot tub, consult us for guidance, and we’ll keep it in top-performing order.