5 Hot Tub Cleaning Tips
Hot tubs are a wonderful investment, particularly during the cold winter months, but, in order to keep the water clean and healthy, you'll need to know these 5 hot tub cleaning tips. It's actually pretty easy to clean a hot tub and needs to be done every three to four months, depending on the sanitizing system your particular hot tub uses. Regardless of the system, hot tub cleaning tips begin with draining the spa.
- If the hot tub water is really green, treat it with chlorine for three days before draining. Draining a green spa will get rid of the water in the spa but not the water in the jets so, when you start up your newly cleaned hot tub, you'll be infecting it all over again the minute you turn on the jets. Add chlorine and run the jets, top open, for one hour each day to thoroughly clean all the spa water. Oh, and make sure to close the draining lever once you're done.
- Drain the hot tub by locating the hot tub draining port and hooking a hose to it. The draining port will probably be toward the ground on the side where the controls are. Some hot tubs though put the draining port in an access panel which you'll have to remove in order to get to the port. Turn the draining lever on so that water goes out the hose.
- A great hot tub cleaning tip is to use Soft Scrub and a large sponge to clean the spa. Soft Scrub has just the right amount of abrasive to get rid of any oil stains. Squirt Soft Scrub right into the tub and have at it.
- Remove and clean behind any cushions in the spa. Don't forget to clean this area thoroughly as oil from hair tends to end up behind the cushions.
- Use a pressure washer set to the lightest setting to hose out the hot tub before adding clean water. You can use a regular garden hose to clear the Soft Scrub from inside the tub but a pressure washer will get every nook and cranny clean.