How to Maintain a Hot Tub


To maintain a hot tub is easy enough to do. It is important to maintain water quality and water levels in a hot tub. Proper care of the cover and the motor is also needed so that the hot tub stays operational. There are some tips and warnings that need to be followed as well. Outdoor hot tubs need weekly care more so than indoor hot tubs. This is true also if a hot tub is used more.

Things You'll Need

  • Soft bristle brush
  • Water testing kit
  • Leather cleaner
  • Miniature sump pump

How to Maintain a Hot Tub

  • Keep the cover of the hot tub clean with a leather cleaner. This needs to be done once a month during the summer months and every couple of months during the fall and spring months. If the winter months are cold, do not clean the leather cover.

  • Once a week, take a bristle brush and brush down the inside sides of the hot tub. Any debris on the bottom should be pumped out with the miniature sump pump. This will help keep the water clean.

  • Weekly, check the pH level and chlorine level of the hot tub. Chemicals should be added as need to keep the pH and chorines levels stable.

  • Twice a year, if not more, drain the hot tub with the drain plug underneath the decking and replace with clean water and chemicals. This is an added protection for water contamination.

  • Every year, unbolt the motor and oil. Refer to the user's manual for each make and model hot tub to see what parts need to be oiled.

Tips & Warnings

  • Keep the water temperature lower when not in use. Do not allow to maintain high water temperatures when not being used.
  • Never touch the cord or motor with wet hands.
  • Never leave the top off the hot tub when not in use.
  • Do not pull on the water jets when positioning.
  • Do not enter the hot tub with baby oil, lotions or excessive make up on the body.

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