Everything You Need to Know About Cleaning Your Spa

cleaning a hot tub

We all love a hot tub that looks and feels spanking clean!

But, it’s not just about the looks. There is a wide variety of benefits that come from keeping your hot tub safe and clean on a regular basis. For instance, a clean hot tub will last a lot longer, be easier to maintain on a regular basis, and will offer a safer experience for both you and your family. Read on to find out more about what to do to keep your hot tub clean, safe and in the best condition possible at all times!

Create a Cleaning Schedule

If you clean your hot tub on a whim, it might be difficult to keep it clean on a more regular basis or troubleshoot issues. When you clean your hot tub irregularly and not frequently enough, problems can occur that make cleaning it more difficult, and can even begin to cause damage throughout the entire system.

Without a schedule, everything can get a little more challenging. The best thing you can do is develop a weekly or monthly calendar with your hot tub maintenance operations. This way, you can work more efficiently and at times that work best for you, while achieving excellent results. Not to mention you’re much more likely to enjoy your Sundance® Spas hot tub for many, many years to come.

Find Out Which Products Are Best

There are many high-quality products available on the market when it comes to cleaning your hot tub. Many manufacturers create excellent hot tub-specific products that will allow you to address different issues and aspects of your hot tub cleaning sessions.

While there are many chemicals designed for specific hot tub use, it’s not recommended to use household or automotive chemicals in your tub. Refrain from doing so, because you could actually cause damage to your spa and potentially even pose a risk for users.

If you aren’t sure which products are best to clean your hot tub, contact our team of experts at Pool Brite in Amherst, New York.

Using a Net to Remove Debris

If you find that there’s a buildup of insects, leaves, dirt, or other debris inside your hot tub, use a skimming net! Nets provide a good, old-fashioned method of removing contaminants from your spa water. Although they won’t remove everything, they sure can help take the pressure off of your filters.

The next question you want to ask yourself is, why is there such a buildup of debris inside the hot tub? Is it directly under a tree, or do you not have a hot tub cover? Well, if you don’t have a hot tub cover, that might be the problem. Not only does a hot tub cover help to prevent debris from entering your spa, but it can also help save costs by keeping the heat trapped inside the tank while not in use, and ensure safety in your home.

Take a look at some of our hot tub covers for sale in Amherst here!

Scheduling Regular Spa Service

It’s quite a good idea to schedule hot tub service from a professional every once in a while. Some love to have service performed on their hot tub more regularly, while others have service performed once or twice a year. It all really depends on how much you use your hot tub and how much time you have to spend maintaining it.

Whichever the case, you can always feel free to contact the experts at Pool Brite for hot tub service in Amherst.

DIY Cleaning Tricks

Many hot tub owners love to get creative and share their DIY hot tub maintenance tricks with the world.

One of the most popular hot tub cleaning hacks is to use a tennis ball to soak up oils in the water. At times, you might notice that “trails” of soap and oil might be stuck in your water, probably due to sunscreen, shampoos or makeup. When you let a tennis ball or two float into the water overnight or for a day or two, they can help soak up most of the oils and help you keep your tub clean!

If you are looking for more resources, information or advice regarding hot tub maintenance, we would be happy to assist you. Contact our experienced team at Pool Brite in Amherst, New York!

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