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Hot Tub: Maintenance And Upgrading

Jan 8, 2008
One of the first pieces of advice to be offered is this: have a back up supply of everything you may need to keep your hot tub well maintained and healthy. There are sometimes when you'll need to add chemicals or shock the water that if you were out of the supply, you may not be able to get to a dealership, and will have to forfeit a soak in the tub.

One of the most important qualities to an enjoyable time in the hot tub is to be sure that your water quality is always at the clearest possible. There are sparkling agents and anti-scaling chemical treatments that can be added to your hot tub with regular maintenance that will keep the water crystal clear. If you can add this chemical as a normal hot tub maintenance feature, you will enjoy crystal clear water and always be a step or two ahead of the hard water calcium build up that can turn even the cleanest water cloudy.

If you have a hot tub from a few years back, or one that is new but made of wood, the most important thing you can do to stretch its life longer is to spend time, once a year, refinishing the wood surfaces. If you live in a climate with varying temperatures and weather patterns, you probably already know how much damage can be done to wood, when it is left unprotected. The skirt which covers the outside of your hot tub is no different and a quick trip for some supplies to your home improvements store will be well worth the effort when you tub lasts for years, and still looks good, too.

It's imperative to remember to perform a quick water test before each use of the hot tub, and to have on hand the supplies you may need to balance and most manufacturers recommend using some kind of sanitizing or chlorine tablets once a week. That will keep everyone safe who is enjoying the hot tub and is one more small way you can stretch out the lifetime of this great resource!

Hot Tub Upgrading

Most hot tubs are built to last for a long time, so why would you want to upgrade to a newer model? There are many reasons and the first is the advances that are made each year a new model comes out in regards to the ease of operating the system.

This article is not to suggest that each year there is a new and improved hot tub model that you should go out and buy a new one, that's silly and it would be like trying to keep up with computer technology so that you are always guaranteed to have the latest and greatest computer on the market. There really is no way to keep up but with a hot tub, they do last years and if you find you are putting more money into its repairs than you should be, maybe it's time to trade-up.
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