There’s nothing better at the end of the day than sinking into your hot tub and letting everything else melt away. While the buoyancy, heat, and circulation do a lot to soothe aching muscles and ease stress, relaxation actually starts with this first basic step: crystal clear water.

For the latest blog in our  hot tub maintenance series, we’ll provide you with helpful tips on water care to ensure your soaks always begin at their best:

Balance

Balance is key when maintaining the harmony of your home spa. Test your water with a kit or strips at least once a week to gauge total alkalinity and pH. The results will determine whether you need to use our Spa pH Up or Spa Alkalinity Down products to balance the levels in your tub.

Sanitize

Keeping your water pure begins with keeping it sanitized. Chlorine and bromide, used properly, will leave your tub smelling and looking fresh. Our CLEARRAY® UV-C uses ultraviolet technology to help reduce the need for these hot tub chemicals and maximize the efficiency of your water treatments.

Clean

Proper upkeep can extend the life of your equipment and the cleanliness of your hot tub. Make sure to clean your filters once a month. Our Filter Flosser filter cleaner and filter debris bags simplify the process and are easy to use.

Replace

Replacing failed or struggling spa equipment helps to keep your unit in good working order. Maintenance is easy and affordable, which saves you money in the long run in addition to ensuring a safe, hygienic environment for your family.

Refill

Draining and refilling your hot tub every few months will make it easier to balance PH, keep your filters clear, and minimize the use of sanitizers. Refreshing your water has the added benefit of allowing you to wash your home spa shell, so the whole tub is shining and spotless.

Protect

A spa cover will guard your investment against weathering by the sun or rain. It also helps to keep your water clean, bright, and sanitary. Maintaining your cover is as important as maintaining your hot tub, so be sure to scrub and rinse it to keep it in top condition.

Visit our Water and Hot Tub Care page to learn more about our products and water treatment systems, so your family can enjoy a clean, sparkling soak every day.

You can also view our previous blogs on Hot Tub Maintenance 101 and 102!