Those crisp Minnesota autumn days and nights are often best spent submerged in a warm and inviting spa. To make your experience as pleasurable as possible, you’ll want to take the time to properly clean and maintain your tub for each season.
1. Flushing Your Hot Tub System
You might find yourself tempted to skip this step and the entire draining process. However, if you are planning to use your hot tub regularly, the majority of experts will recommend flushing and draining seasonally. Flushing prior to draining your spa will help eliminate bacteria build-up in the pipes that will result in water balancing issues.
2. Drain the Spa
Connect your hose to the spa’s drain valve and be sure to direct the expulsion end away from the foundation of your home. Release the access valve and allow the hot tun to drain fully.
3. Clean or Replace Your Filters
Proper maintenance and replacement of your filters when necessary is vital to your spa’s health, performance, and long life.
To clean your spa filters, simply hose them down, or soak them in a cleaning solution. With proper care and maintenance, they provide crystal-clear spa water for four to six years.
Filter maintenance and replacement schedules will vary. Some factors that will impact this include how often you use your hot tub as well as how many people regularly soak in it. The more contaminants introduced into the water, the more buildup the filter will collect. To ensure your hot tub continues running efficiently, consider calendaring your inspections, deep cleanings, and spa-drainage days according to usage over a 12-month period.
Whenever you remove your filters for cleaning, inspect them for signs of cracking, wear, and tear. Pay extra attention to any possible damage as filters grow closer to the end of their expected lifetime. When the time comes to replace your filters, choose only the branded, certified filters designed for use with your hot tub model. The health of your spa relies on maximum filtration power.
4. Clean and Refill the Hot Tub
Before refilling your spa, take the time to fully wipe it down with a gentle non-foaming solution. You may have a few household cleaning products that are safe for spas, but we recommend protecting your investment by utilizing hot tub certified cleaning supplies. Wipe down the cover, the shell, and the interior surfaces thoroughly. Get the flow started to refill the spa. Utilize a hose end-filter to limit hard water debris and prevent it from compromising the water quality.
5. Sanitize and Balance Water
Now that your hot tub is sparkling clean, you’ll want to balance your water with the proper conditions and chemicals to provide a safe and sanitized environment for users of your spa. Proper balance is imperative to the health and wellbeing of anyone enjoying the soothing waters.
Minnesota Hot Tub Professionals
If you’re looking for a hot tub professional this autumn, contact Cal Spas of Minnesota today. We’ll help you get your spa fall-ready.