The quality of the hot tub you purchase will determine the level of hot tub maintenance you need to keep up on. However, every spa will require some upkeep in the water department. Therefore, we have put together a few tips on hot tub maintenance for summer to ensure your spa remains working properly between uses.
Summer Hot Tub Maintenance
Many choose to use their Dimension One Spa very little—or not at all—during the summer, as the weather is too hot. The safest situation for the longevity of your hot tub is to leave the water in it and keep it running at optimal levels.
However, for summer, the difference is that you can turn the temperature down, save energy and enjoy a “cool tub”.
Drain and Clean Your Tub
Whether you have been using your Dimension One Spa regularly through the winter and spring season or not, it’s essential that you thoroughly clean your hot tub to create a safe environment. If you have not drained your hot tub in the last four months, now is the time to do it.
Once you drain your hot tub, make sure to check the following parts for damage and dirt build up:
- filter casings
If you find any damage to any of these parts, make sure to have them replaced.
Also, after draining and sufficiently drying your Dimension One Spa, use an all purpose cleaner to clean the shell’s surface.
Inspect Your Hot Tub
No one wants to have people over to enjoy the hot tub only to have it stop working. Thoroughly check your spa for any cracks, leaks or other damage. Unfortunately, these issues do arise. Therefore, it’s essential to locate them when they first occur so they don’t get worse. If you see any damages or leaks, make sure get them fixed properly before using your hot tub.
In addition, check your hot tub’s filters and the mechanics behind the panels of your spa. Once you do this, fire up the hot tub. Make sure the components and buttons on your control panel and each of the jets are working properly. If a jet does not work right away, try to open it by twisting on the front face. Make sure that the ozonator, pumps and filters are working properly as well. This will reduce the amount of maintenance necessary in the future.
Check the Chemical Balance
If you did some spring cleaning and already drained your Dimension One Spa, cleaned it and refilled it, then use test strips to analyze the chemical balance in your water. This will help to make sure that they are at safe levels. Continue to do this every few days over the summer as well.
Using chemical strips makes sure that the alkaline and acid levels are even. If they are not, then you can balance them by adding the appropriate chemicals. While you may be unable to balance the chemicals in your spa perfectly, you will be fine if you are checking your levels every week and adding chemicals accordingly.
Cool Down Your Hot Tub
As the temperature rises outside, the less likely you are to want to get into steaming water on a warm day. We recommend setting your spa water temperature to 85-82°F.
Keep in mind, your normal body temperature is 98.6°, so temperatures lower than that will feel cool to the touch.
These are just the basics of hot tub maintenance for summer. Contact us with the link below for more information!