When you talk with your Ohio swimming pool and spa service contractors, they will share with you that one of the benefits of a hot tub or spa is that it can be used year-round. As a matter of fact, hot tubs and spas can be even more enjoyable once the weather has cooled off.
Here’s seven ways to keep your Ohio Hot Tub Healthy:
- Air control injection valves need to be closed when you’re finished with your soak. The air control valves draw in the air to mix with the water that comes out of your jets. These valves – depending on the air temperature surrounding the tub – can draw in cold air and this means it can take longer to heat your water and makes your equipment work harder.
- Guests with long hair should keep it out of the water. Loose hair that gets in the hot tub can get tangled in the drain and cause problems.
- Hot tub filters need to be properly in place within the filter housing; this is something your Ohio pool contractor will check when he’s out for a service visit. If the filter isn’t properly seated, it will not be able to filter 100% of the water of debris. Your pool contractor will replace the filter annually.
- Oils and soaps can “scum up” your water and throw the chemicals out of balance. If possible, take a quick shower to rid your body of oils, lotions and perfumes.
- Daily tasks. These are aimed at maintaining the quality of the water. The hot tub water will need to be tested for sanitizer levels and pH balance and can be done by using a test kit you can pick up at Hawaiian Pools. Testing the water is as easy as scooping up some water, dipping a test strip in it and reading the results. If the levels aren’t where they need to be, though, you will either need to add more chemicals or call us to service the hot tub for you. Tracking the sanitizer and pH levels will help prevent issues such as skin irritation, corrosion of the plumbing, scaling, mineral build-up and other issues.
- Weekly tasks. A weekly “shocking” of the pool water may be recommended; this is also known as super-chlorination. This will keep the water clear and bacteria-free. In addition to shocking the water, the other weekly tasks that will need to be performed will depend on how often you use the hot tub and how many people use it. You may want to add a de-scaling agent to the water once a week to prevent any build up in the hoses, pumps walls and floor of the hot tub.
- Occasional tasks. In addition to the daily and weekly tasks, there will be tasks that will only be done periodically and those tasks will depend on how often the hot tub is used. The hot tub filters should be removed and thoroughly cleaned. The hot tub should be drained and thoroughly cleaned as a way to ensure you’re always soaking in quality water in the spa. Cleaning the filters and draining the hot tub are typically tasks that hot tub and spa owners leave to their pool contractor. The hot tub cover should also be cleaned a couple of times a year to prevent any build up or mold growth.
These tips are provided by your Ohio swimming pool service provider as a way to help keep your hot tub water clean between visits and help cut down on maintenance and repair issues.