Owning a hot tub has numerous benefits. Hot tub owners find them relaxing, enjoyable and fun for entertaining. Having to clean a hot tub has not been an impediment to hot tub appreciation, and according to the Association of Pool & Spa Professionals, 77 percent of hot tub owners said their hot tubs are easy to clean and maintain. Make hot tub cleaning one of the easier chores around the house with these simple steps.
Sanitize and chlorinate the hot tub on a weekly basis. Chlorine works fast in hot water and when used properly, is odorless. Add 1 chlorine tablet to the hot tub every week to keep the water clean and sparkling.
Clean the hot tub filter once every month. If dirt and debris gets trapped in the filter, it has to be cleaned out to ensure proper hot tub functioning. Remove the filter according to the instructions provided by the hot tub manufacturer. Lay the filter on the ground and spray it with a hose to loosen any dirt or particles that may have gathered in the hot tub. Soak the hot tub filter in a bucket filled with water, and add some spa filter cleaner. The spa filter cleaning solution can be purchased at any pool supply store. It will dislodge any trapped debris and dirt. Take the filter out of the solution. Spray the filter again to rinse it, and ensure all the dirt and cleaning solution has been rinsed away.
Clean the hot tub shell every 3 months. To clean a hot tub shell, hot tub owners will need to drain the water out of the tub. Trying to clean the shell with the water still in the hot tub will cause the chemical properties of the water to change. Use a mild cleaner and wipe down the hot tub shell with a damp sponge. Rinse out the tub and once clean, refill the hot tub with fresh water.
Clean the hot tub cover. The outside part of the hot tub cover gets the most exposure to sunlight and weather elements, so it is prone to collecting dirt. Wipe down the cover at least once per month. Vinyl protectant is available for the outside of hot tub covers. Clean the underside of the hot tub cover by taking the cover off the tub, and spraying it with a hose. Cleaners are not needed for this side of the cover.