How To Prepare Your Hot Tub For The Spring
As the weather warms up, it’s time to start thinking about getting your hot tub ready for springtime use. After being unused and indoors during the winter months, your hot tub will need some attention to get it up and running for the coming season. In this blog post, we’ll take a closer look at how to prepare your hot tub for springtime use.
1. Drain and Clean Your Hot Tub
The first step in preparing your hot tub for spring is to drain and clean it. Over the winter, the water in your hot tub may have become dirty and contaminated. Draining and cleaning the hot tub will ensure that it is ready for springtime use.
To drain your hot tub, turn off the power supply to the hot tub and then locate the drainage valve at the bottom of the tub. Connect a garden hose to the valve and then open the valve to let the water drain out. Once the water has been removed, use a hot tub cleaner to clean the interior of the tub. Follow the manufacturer’s instructions on the cleaner you choose. After cleaning, rinse the tub thoroughly with fresh water and let it dry.
2. Refill Your Hot Tub
Once your hot tub is cleaned, it’s time to refill it with fresh water. Before refilling the tub, make sure that you replace the filter. Fill the tub with fresh water, using a hose or bucket, and then turn on the power supply.
3. Test the Water Quality
After refilling your hot tub, it’s important to test the water quality. You can take a sample of the water to a pool or spa supply store or use a home test kit to check the chlorine or bromine level, pH balance, alkalinity, and calcium hardness. Adjust the chemicals as needed to ensure the water is safe for use.
4. Adjust the Water Temperature
At the start of spring, the water in your hot tub may be too cold for use. Adjust the temperature of the water to a comfortable level, using the controls on your hot tub. The ideal temperature for a hot tub is between 100 and 104 degrees Fahrenheit.
5. Inspect the Hot Tub Components
Another important step in preparing your hot tub for springtime use is inspecting the components. Check the hot tub cover for any signs of wear or damage. Make sure that the cover fits properly and seals tightly to keep dirt and debris out of the tub. If necessary, replace the cover or repair any damages.
Check the jets, filters, and pumps to ensure that they are in good working condition. Replace any damaged or worn parts before using the hot tub.
6. Schedule Maintenance and Service
Regular maintenance and service of your hot tub are essential to ensure its longevity. Consider scheduling yearly maintenance and service by a professional hot tub technician. They can inspect and repair any damage and ensure that all components are in good working condition.
7. Add Some Flair
Finally, add some flair to your hot tub to make it more enjoyable to use. Add some new hot tub accessories, such as an aromatherapy dispenser, lighting, or a floating drink holder. Consider adding a hot tub cover lift to make it easier to remove the cover and access the tub.
Preparing your hot tub for springtime use is an essential step for enjoying the warmer weather. Start by draining and cleaning the hot tub, refilling it, and testing the water quality. Adjust the water temperature, inspect the components, and schedule maintenance and service. Finally, add some flair to your hot tub with fun accessories. By following these steps, you can ensure that your hot tub is ready for springtime relaxation and enjoyment.