Hot tubs are a luxurious way to relax and unwind. But like any other recreational equipment, they require regular maintenance and cleaning to keep them in top condition. Regularly cleaning your hot tub can not only enhance its lifespan, but it also keeps you safe from harmful bacteria and other contaminants.
At Drainage Cumbria, we are passionate about keeping your hot tub clean and healthy to use. After draining your hot tub, you should take the proper steps to clean it to avoid any buildup of minerals, bacteria, and other contaminants that can be harmful to your health.
In this guide, we will take you through easy-to-follow steps on how to clean your hot tub after draining it in Cumbria.
Before cleaning your hot tub, the first step is to drain it completely. To do so, you can use your hot tub's drainage system, and to give it an extra clean, use a wet vac to remove any remaining water or debris.
The hot tub filter is a crucial component in keeping the water clean, and it should be replaced regularly. After draining the hot tub, remove the filter and give it a thorough cleaning using a filter cleaner. Make sure you follow the manufacturers instructions while cleaning the filter.
The next step is to clean the hot tub's shell using a hot tub cleaner. Spray the cleaner onto the hot tub's walls and floor and scrub with a soft-bristled brush or sponge. Clean the jets and air holes thoroughly as debris can get lodged there, leading to blockage or clogs.
After cleaning the shell, drain and refill the hot tub with fresh water. The frequency of draining and refilling will depend on how often the hot tub is used, the number of people using it, and the chemicals added to the water. Continuously monitor the water chemistry to maintain the right balance of chlorine or other chemicals.
Hot tub water chemicals regulate pH levels and prevent the growth of algae, bacteria, and other contaminants. To ensure the water chemistry is balanced, test the water regularly using a testing kit. It is advisable to check the water's chemistry after every usage and adjust the pH accordingly using a pH balancer.
Sometimes, the hot tub water may become cloudy or smell bad even after treating it with chemicals. Shocking the water will remove these contaminants and return the water to its normal state.
To shock the water, add a chlorine shock treatment to the hot tub as per the manufacturer's instructions. Allow the pump to recirculate the water for some time and then turn off the pumps and pumps cover to allow the water to settle. After 24 hours, test the water again to check if the pH levels have returned to normal.
Covering the hot tub when not in use keeps out debris, rainwater, and sunlight, which can cause damage and contamination to the water. A solid hot tub cover will also minimize evaporation, keeping the water levels stable and reducing the need to constantly refill the hot tub.
Cleaning your hot tub after draining it is not only essential for its longevity but also for your health and safety. Follow these steps, and not only will you enjoy using your hot tub, but it will also enhance your overall well-being.
At Drainage Cumbria, we are dedicated to helping you maintain your hot tub and keeping it clean and safe to use. Contact us at 01228 734162 or through our email [email protected] for more hot tub cleaning tips or to schedule a maintenance service. Browse through our website drainagecumbria.uk for additional information.