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Taking Care of Your Hot Tub

Jun 29, 2008
Who doesn't like to relax in a hot tub? It's a perfect way to unwind and spend a little bit of luxury time. For those of you lucky enough to have your own hot tub, it is important that you take good care of it, and follow some basic hot tub maintenance guide lines.

The hot tub maintenance that you need to carry out should be done as part of a regular routine. There are certain things that you need to do every day, and other checks and treatments that you need to do every week, month or year.

The hot tub maintenance that should be carried out every day is simple and does not take too long at all. You need to check the level of the sanitizer, and remedy this as required - if the level is too low, then be sure to raise the level.

In the same way, you need to check the pH level of the water every day, and alter this as necessary. And every day, the water line on the hot tub needs to be cleaned. The best way to do this is to use Waterline Cleaning Paste.

The hot tub maintenance that needs to be carried out weekly, takes a little more time than what should be done daily, but is still fairly simple. The hot tub needs to be oxidized, and this should be done with Non Chlorine Shock. If the area you're in has water with a high level of calcium hardness in it, then you will have to use No Scale treatments that will prevent scale deposits. The next two steps of hot tub maintenance are not necessary, but will help you keep a perfect hot tub. Add No Foam to your hot tub every week as this will control foaming of the water and keep it at a minimum. Also, adding a Spa Sparkle product to your hot tub will make your water look pristine and sparkling, making it look even more tempting to hop right into!

Every month, there are two simple hot tub maintenance steps that you need to be sure to carry out. The first is to clean the filter cartridge, as this is what helps to keep the water clean. If you have a dirty filter, then you're going to have dirty water! It is also important that you take a sample of the water every month to check the balance of it and make sure that it is safe.

An important part of hot tub maintenance is to periodically completely drain and refill your hot tub. This does not have to be done as regularly as every month - there are no set rules as to how often it should be done; for the most part you can use your own judgment. However, there is a formula that you can use as to judge how often you carry out this part of hot tub maintenance. This is to divide the liter capacity of your hot tub by how many people regularly bathe, and then this totally divided by twelve. So if you have a 1200 liter capacity hot tub, and two people regularly bathe in it, then you should totally drain the water every 50 days. Again, this is only a rough guideline.
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Sam Spade writes articles for http://www.a1hottub.com If you are in the market for a new hot tub stop in and check out A1 hot tubs for all the latest information on hot tub spa supplies hot tub chemicals and hot tub accessories for your home.
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