Keep Your Hot Tub in Best Condition With These Effective Maintenance Tips

A hot tub is an expensive investment. If you want to make the most out of this investment and make it last for a very long time, proper care and maintenance are necessary. Proper maintenance does not always mean hiring professional technicians. You can perform regular maintenance on your own. All you got to do is learn how to drain, clean, and refill your hot tub properly and do it periodically.

In this blog, we will be talking about the importance of proper hot tub maintenance and how you can do it effortlessly.

Resolve High TDS Issues

TDS or Total Dissolved Solids refers to everything that is dissolved in your hot tub water, such as metals, minerals, organic matters, and chemicals. Several issues could arise if the level of TDS on your hot tub water is too high. It includes having tinted or smelly water, inability to balance PH or grime build-up on your hot tub.

The only way to resolve high TDS issues is to drain your hot tub and refill it with fresh water. You don’t necessarily have to drain your hot tub every use. Still, it is advisable to do it every 3 to 4 months to prevent the TDS level from spiking up.

Proper Hot Tub Draining

There are two ways to drain your hot tub – using a submersible pipe or through the tub’s drain valve.

Submersible pipe

With a submersible pipe, you can drain your hot tub in just ten minutes.

After performing the pipe flush process and turning off the hot tub from the circuit breaker, put your submersible pump at the deepest point.

Run the hose to the drain and turn on the pump.

Let the hot tub drain until empty.

Once it’s empty, turn off and remove the submersible pump from the spa, as well as the hose.

Use the water hose or a vacuum to clean out any dirty water residue left in the pipes.

Hot tub’s drain valve

Although it is the easiest way to drain your hot tub, using the drain valve takes a lot longer than the submersible pipe.

After performing the pipe flush process, turn the hot tub off the circuit breaker. Makes sure that the pump and jet are also turned off to prevent damage.

Locate the drain valves (most hot tubs have two). Using the primary valve, drain most of the water on the hot tub before opening the secondary valve to drain the internal plumbing lines.

Attach the hose to the drain valve and run it out to an existing drain to transport the water without damaging your patio or lawn.

Flushing and Cleaning Hot Tub Pipe

While draining your hot tub, this might also be a perfect time to clean your hot tub pipes. All pipe flush or cleaners come with specific instructions on how to use them properly. Just make sure to follow these instructions for a successful pipe flushing and cleaning.

Refilling Hot Tub

Once your hot tub is adequately drained, and no more residue left, clean the shell and filter compartment using a clean cloth. You might also want to take the opportunity to clean the filters.

To refill your hot tub with water, put the hose on the spa’s filter housing before turning it on. This will fill the pipework first and prevent airlock.

If you cannot do these hot tub maintenance tips due to a busy schedule or lack of confidence, you can always contact Hot Tubs Staffordshire for help. We are just one call away to take care of any of your hot tub installation, repair, and maintenance needs.

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