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Tools You Will Need In Cleaning Your Hot Tub

Mar 2, 2008
With a hot tub comes responsibility. It's not just about fun, you have to clean your hot tub as often as possible for hygienic purposes.

Here are some of the commonly used hot tub cleaning tools.

1. Telepoles

This is the main cleaning instrument you need. They are made of fiberglass of aluminum. They come in various sizes. The end has a rounded tip or a handgrip in order for your hand to not slip when you're cleaning your pool or your hot tub. It also comes with magnets so that it can pick up metallic items such as nails or hairpins.

2. Wall and Floor Brush

These are used in order to remove the stains, dirt and materials that stick on the surface. The wall is there to brush off the spa and tub interior surfaces. These are often made from an aluminum frame and come with a shank that perfectly fits your grip. They have nylon bristles that can easily brush across every end.

The curved kinds are used in order to get to those corners that are very tight. These wall and floor brushes also come in different sizes. Don't use wire brushes that aren't made of stainless steel because the bristles snap while you are brushing. It will also leave stains when they rust on the plaster. You also have to check whether they are rusty because these might cause further staining.

3. Vacuum Head and Hose

Vacuums are specially made to suck in the dirt in the spa or hot tub. There are two procedures to vacuum these equipments. The first one is to suck the dirt and sent it into the filter. The second one is to use water pressure from the hose and force the debris in the bag then removing and cleaning it with the vacuum.

Vacuum heads are usually made of plastic that keeps the head above the surface as it does the cleaning. A flexible head lets the contour go in accordance with the curves of the hot tub and the spa.

4. Tile Brush and Tile Soap

These are used to clean the tiles. Tile brushes don't bend too much in order to allow more cleaning. Tile soaps are often mixed of muriatic acids. These cut the stubborn oils and stains. It also eats through the plastic of the brush pads so make sure that you continue rinsing the hot tub after you apply and scrub. Don't use other kinds of soap aside from one that is made specifically for cleaning the hot tub or spa. If you do, it might only sud and foam.

5. Pumice Stones

These are used in order to remove the scales from the hot tub tiles. It also removes the stains or other deposits from the surfaces. By using these, the surface isn't excessively scratched.

These stones are made from volcanic ash and are specifically made for abrasive actions. They are often sold in blocks and are attached to the telepoles or brushes in order to reach the surface easier. Pumice stones disintegrate so we suggest that you do the scrubbing before you do the vacuuming. Another alternative for pumice stones are plastic foams or Styrofoam because these do not scratch the fiberglass.

Brushing is the Best

The best way to clean your pool is through manual brushing. This removes the debris and the stains. You can also direct how clean you want your tub to be depending on how rigorous you brush.

Pool is the same as Spa and Hot Tub
The steps for cleaning the pool also work for spas and hot tubs. Here are some tips you may consider.

1. Spas are often made of fiberglass so be very mindful whenever you vacuum in order to not scratch the surface.

2. You have to evaluate the water before you do the cleaning. Cleaning also invests a great amount of time but its worth it. You have to test the water in order for you determine whether you should clean it, treat it, or drain it.

Spa Shell Cleaning

Most materials used in cleaning the spas can be maintained as long as you know how to care for these items.
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