Easy Basics of Caring For Your Spa
Hot tubs are substantial assets that should be maintained properly. If you have never owned a hot tub, the thought of maintaining one may seem overwhelming, but in reality, maintenance is rather simple.
A few minutes a week are all that is needed so that you and your family will enjoy using your hot tub for years to come. Hot tub maintenance doesn’t require a lot of skill, but you do have to know what to do and when to do it.
From the exterior to the interior to water chemistry, here are some tips for proper hot tub maintenance.
Because your hot tub cover is exposed to the elements, it is important to use a vinyl protector to extend its life and appearance. Vinyl cleaner should be used only on the top of the cover; you don’t want any of the cleaner’s chemicals to get into your hot tub and possibly affect the water’s chemistry. To clean the underside of the cover, use a garden hose. To dry the hot tub cover, just let it air-dry (needless to say this should be done on a warm or sunny day). Vinyl cleaner and protector can be purchased from your local Jacuzzi® hot tub dealer.
Hot tub acrylic shells are non-porous surfaces so they prevent dirt or germs from getting embedded within the shell. Hence, acrylic shells on most hot tubs are simple to clean. Still, just like anything else that sits outdoors, the shell can get dusty. Wiping the shell down with a damp cloth periodically will keep your hot tub looking as nice as the day you bought it.
CLEARRAY™: Water Management: New for 2012, the CLEARRAY™ water management system is standard on all models. This advanced system uses UV-C technology to effectively treat waterborne pathogens, making them unable to reproduce. CLEARRAY™ will also reduce the amount of sanitizer you use in your hot tub*, providing you with clean, fresh clear water. Spend less time maintaining water purity, the exclusive CLEARRAY™ hot tub water purification system is an innovation in hot tubs that meets the highest standards for water purity with minimal upkeep. You can learn more about the CLEARRAY™ advanced water purification system by clicking on the logo to the right.
ProClear™ Spa Sanitizer: For added peace of mind, use ProClear in conjunction with CLEARRAY™. Enhance the water purification system with ProClear, for a secondary level of protection in an antimicrobial mineral cartridge. Water will feel silky smooth and water will enter the spa filtration system with an added level of antimicrobial properties. Good for four months, the ProClear cartridge will make water chemistry a breeze as the cartridge also helps to stabilize pH, which when out of balance can cause cloudy water.
When the water care basics are followed, hot tub water chemistry can be maintained with minimal effort. Ask your Jacuzzi brand hot tub dealer for help in determining the proper formula for your hot tub. The right configuration will be based on the size, make and model of your spa as well as how often you use it. Cleaning your filter on a regular basis is also necessary to lengthen the hot tub’s life.
Proper hot tub maintenance will help your spa retain its beauty and performance, and ensure it continues to be a source of stress relief, relaxation and family fun for years to come. Your authorized Jacuzzi® Hot Tubs dealer can supply you with all the information, supplies, and accessory products you will need to accomplish this.
*Our laboratory testing has shown that CLEARRAY™ can reduce your sanitizer usage up to 50%. Always refer to your state or local government agency standards and regulations on how to maintain your water chemistry.