Protect Your Hot Tub With Proper Cleaning
A clean hot tub doesn't just offer a more enjoyable experience. A clean hot tub can also mean a longer lasting hot tub. Owners that fail to keep their unit clean are opening the door to malfunctions and even premature failure. If you've been neglecting your responsibility in this department, here are just some of the reasons you want to change and some tips to help you get started.
Filters are designed to catch many of the debris that make their way into the water. Over time, this debris will clog these filters when not changed or cleaned regularly. Once this happens, the debris can start to travel into other areas of the system, which can lead to significant damage, including motor damage.
With all the contaminates that get inside hot tub water, the pH level of the water is quickly elevated or may fall too low. When the level drops too low, corrosion can be a huge problem. Corrosion can damage the internal connections inside the tub, cause premature wear and even make the tub too dangerous even to enjoy it.
Keep the Filters Clean – Ensure you're making it a regular habit to clean or replace your filter. There is no guideline by which you need to change your filters, and you should instead create a schedule based on how often you use the hot tub. The more often you use it, the more often you will need to address the filter.
Change the Water – It's also important to change the water on a regular basis. This step is important even if you're not using the hot often and using cleaning agents to maintain proper water levels. Take the time to drain the hot tub, clean it and then re-fill the tub with water.
Avoid Toxic Chemicals – Only use cleaning agents designed for use in a hot tub. When you don't do this, you can damage some of the internal parts of the tub. Harsh chemicals can cause a reaction along the metal components of the tub which can lead to corrosion and leaks in some instances. Only use those chemicals that are safe for use.
If you're having difficulty in this area, it's a good idea to reach out to a professional, such as at Kaupas Water. A professional can help you ensure your hot tub is clean, provide you with helping cleaning tips and also assist with highlighting any malfunctions before they turn into something more substantial.