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So you just purchased your dream hot tub from Aqua Leisure Pools and Spas–now what? While you may be excited to soak in the healing waters of a home spa, you need to be aware of all the care and maintenance which will keep your hot tub as good as new for years to come. Take a look at our hot tub tips below!

Aqua Leisure Pools and Spas Hot Tub Care Tips

We know how difficult it can be to wade through all of the internet forums on how to keep your hot tub clean and safe for your family to enjoy. Luckily, you don’t have to! We’ve done the research so you can maintain your hot tub for years to come.

Hot Tub Tip #1: Clean Water is Key

We talk a lot about how you need to test the water in your swimming pool to maintain the proper conditions for water safety. So it only makes sense that you should test the water in your hot tub.

By using the results of your water testing, you can adjust the levels of your chemicals to boost your clarity. In general, you should test your water two to four times a week to adjust these levels.

The general rule of thumb for your chemical levels should fall into these ranges:

  • Chlorine: 1.0-3.0 ppm
  • Bromine: 2.0-4.0 ppm
  • pH: 7.4-7.6
  • Total Alkalinity: 80-120 ppm
  • Calcium Hardness: 150-250 ppm

Keeping a record of your water levels, the chemicals you are using, and what is working and what isn’t, will help you keep your water levels in check.

Hot Tub Tip #2: Water Source Matters, Kind Of

Many first-time hot tub owners think that the source of the water has to be expensive to be quality. But that actually isn’t true in most cases. If you are fortunate enough to have a well in your back yard, you can use your hose to fill your hot tub.

The key is not the water source itself, it is how hard or soft the water is. You may have to adjust your chemicals accordingly once you fill so that the water is just right. But before adding anything, test that water!

Hot Tub Tip #3: Clean Your Spa

You vacuum your pool to get rid of any gunk or debris that falls to the bottom or lingers on the sidewalls, right? Consider it no different for your hot tub. You can purchase a small hot tub vacuum to get any debris that falls to the bottom of your spa. But for those little floaters, just skim the top.

It is critical though, that any time you empty and refill the spa that you give a thorough cleaning of the surface and hardware of the hot tub. But do not use household cleaners as this can upset the balance and damage the surface of your spa.

Ask your pool and spa professionals at Aqua Leisure Pools and Spas what you can use to clean your hot tub!

Hot Tub Tip #4: Uncover the Hot Tub and Let the Cover Breathe

The cover of your hot tub can become a breeding ground for nasty bacteria and mold when you let the water and humidity build-up. To keep your cover in pristine condition and to keep the water of your hot tub sparkling clean, be sure to take the cover off your spa completely a few times a week just to let it dry and breathe.

It will save you time in maintaining your hot tub, but also make your cover last a lot longer.

Hot Tub Tip #5: Go To The Pool and Spa Professionals at Aqua Leisure!

You want the best of the best when picking your new hot tub. The pool and spa professionals at Aqua Leisure Pools and Spas pride themselves on perfection. If you are ready to purchase your dream home spa, contact us today at our Wilkes-Barre or Dickson City location to get started!

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