If you’re looking to create a spa-like bathing sanctuary right in your backyard, then a Jacuzzi® hot tub is a must. But to make the most of your investment, it’s a good idea to inform yourself about their maintenance requirements. Cleaning and caring for your Jacuzzi® hot tub is easier than you think, and with our tips, you’ll be able to maintain it to ensure excellent long-term performance.
Tips for Maintaining Your Jacuzzi® Hot Tub
Cleaning your Jacuzzi® hot tub regularly keeps the jets running smoothly and allows your hot tub to serve you well for years to come. You may be surprised at how little time and effort it takes to maintain your Jacuzzi® hot tub properly. Here are a few simple tips to keep it in top condition year-round:
Use a Cover
Covering your Jacuzzi® hot tub accomplishes several things at once, and it only takes a few minutes. A cover keeps debris and wandering wildlife from falling into your hot tub and can deter unwelcome guests from trying to use it without permission. It also serves to lock in heat, allowing your hot tub to maintain a comfortable temperature more efficiently.
Pay Close Attention to Water Chemistry
Keeping the water chemistry of your hot tub balanced with solutions such as bromine or chlorine is critical. These can be found easily at your local home improvement or pool supply store. You may also want to pick up some water testing supplies so you can be confident that the water chemistry is balanced at all times.
Make a Schedule
It’s a good idea to put together a maintenance plan for taking care of your hot tub so you can work on a schedule. For most people, maintenance takes less than two hours a month and costs just a few dollars. This involves testing the chemical balance and adjusting as necessary, wiping away any debris, and checking the condition of your jets and filters.
Refresh the Water
Every 3-4 months, or at the turn of a new season, you’ll want to empty your Jacuzzi® hot tub, thoroughly clean it, fill it with fresh water, and add new chemicals. This ensures that the water is balanced and any debris, dirt, dead skin, or other contaminants that the filters may not have caught are removed. It will feel like you’re enjoying a brand-new hot tub.
Maintain & Change Out the Filters
Hot tub filters perform the critical job of catching particles and debris. It’s a good idea to rinse the cartridges and check for any blockages once per month to ensure your filters are doing their job effectively. A good-quality filter lasts about 1-2 years, and you’ll want to replace it when it starts showing signs of wear and tear.
Ready for Your New Jacuzzi® Hot Tub?
Nothing will elevate your backyard like a Jacuzzi® hot tub. Now that you know how to maintain one, you can confidently make this investment. Contact Jacuzzi today to explore your options and pick out a hot tub that fits your preferences and budget. We look forward to helping you transform your outdoor living space into a spa-like oasis.