How to Clean Your Hot Tub

If you find a dirty bathtub repulsive, then a filthy hot tub might be too much for your eyes to take. The grime buildup inside a spa is significantly greater than that for a traditional bathtub. Not to fear, you can clean and solve this problem on your own with a little elbow grease and a few cleaning supplies.

It’s important to note that only cleaning the tub portion of your Jacuzzi® Hot Tub is not enough. The jets and interior need to be cleaned as well. If not done properly, the pipes can become contaminated with bacteria that are invisible to the naked eye. Here’s a list of steps you need to follow to clean your hot tub.

Step 1: Review the Spa Owner’s Manual

You should begin by reviewing the hot tub manual before you proceed, to see the manufacturer’s recommendations. It typically specifies products which work well for the specific brand, and can also list those that should be avoided. Each hot tub is different. If you’ve lost the manual it can easily be found online. Click here to browse our various online Jacuzzi® Hot Tub Owner’s Manuals!

Step 2: Turn the Hot Tub Off

Next, turn off all air controls on the jets to ensure that there isn’t any air induction. Afterward, power down your spa carefully and safely. If you aren’t sure how to operate the power controls, contact Jacuzzi Hot Tubs of Surrey, where one of our specialists can walk you through the process.

Step 3: Drain and Clean Your Spa

Drain the spa completely of water by removing the drain plug or by using a shop vac.

Clean the tub with cleaning agents that are designed specifically to protect the shell. You can purchase the recommended products for your Jacuzzi® Hot Tubs model from Jacuzzi Hot Tubs of Surrey. Then, scrub the surface down with a sponge or cleaning rag. The tub should be rinsed and wiped with a towel afterward.

Step 4: Wash, Dry, and Replace Filters

The filters can be detached and cleaned with water and cleaning agents using a high-pressure garden hose. The cleaning solutions disinfect the filters and remove bacteria. There are even products that allow you to soak your filters for a certain amount of time, to help ensure that any built-up dirt or grime is gone. After they have been dried, the filters can be reinstalled in the tub again.

You should always have clean and fresh filters available. This way, when you are cleaning your hot tub but not draining it, you can clean your filters without worrying about your hot tub system performing properly.

Step 5: Refill and Maintain Regularly

Refill the spa with water, add the proper chemicals, and turn it back on to check if the filters have been reinstalled properly. The maintenance of your spa should be conducted weekly and monthly, with chlorine or bromine tablets for sanitization.

Cleaning your hot tub is very important because the moisture can cause mold, mildew, and bacteria to build up in the tub. The frequency with which the hot tub should be cleaned depends on how often it’s used. Residents of Surrey, BC that use their spa every day should create a cleaning schedule. Certain cleaning techniques should be performed weekly or monthly. It’s always recommended that you completely drain, clean, and refill your hot tub once every 3-4 months and keep cleaning the cover and filters once a month.

For more information regarding hot tub maintenance and service, contact Jacuzzi Hot Tubs of Surrey today.

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