It’s that time of year again when the days are starting to get longer and the weather warmer. You know what that means – springtime is finally here! As you get ready to enjoy this wonderful season and all it has to offer, don’t forget about your hot tub. Just like your car or house needs a good cleaning once in a while, so does your hot tub. Here are 5 essential tips for a successful hot tub spring cleaning:
Did you let water sit in your hot tub all winter long? Then it’s time to start the spring cleaning process by getting rid of that stagnant water. It can really be a breeding ground for bacteria, so you may want to grab a purging agent to help clear it out of the plumbing lines.
Once the water is out of your hot tub, it’s time to give it a good cleaning. Start by scrubbing down the walls, benches, and footwells with a non-abrasive cleaning solution. Then, rinse it off with a garden hose and let it dry before you fill it up again.
Don’t forget about the exterior! You should wipe down the cabinet with a soft, damp cloth to remove dirt, grime, and any other build-up as well. And if there’s something especially sticky or grimy on there, consider using a gentle scrubber to make the job that much easier.
The filters do a great job of keeping your hot tub clean, but they need to be cleaned as well if they’re going to keep doing so effectively. Since every hot tub filter is different, you may want to start by referring to your owner’s manual to see how to remove and clean your filter properly. But generally, all you need to do is soak the filters in a filter cleaning solution and then rinse them off with a garden hose.
If your hot tub has a cover, then you’ll definitely want to give it some TLC this spring. Simply spray the cover with a mild cleaning solution and wiping it down with a soft rag or gentle scrubber.
This is also a great time to check for and repair any holes or damages in the cover, as well as to make sure the straps are in good shape.
Once everything is all cleaned up, it’s finally time to fill your hot tub and start enjoying it again. But before you do, make sure to test the water’s pH levels with a water test kit. This will ensure that your hot tub is safe and enjoyable for you and any guests you might invite over to relax.
Hot tub spring cleaning is easy and takes only a few simple steps. With these tips in mind, you’ll be able to enjoy your hot tub all season long. So don’t forget to take the time to give your hot tub a good clean this spring!
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