Your hot tub should be cleaned and drained every three or four months. If you have a hot tub, you don’t have to drain it after every usage because it’s a large bathtub. So body oils and cosmetics, and other bodily fluids accumulate in the water as time goes on. Additionally, as you continue to add chemicals, a buildup occurs, rendering your sanitizers ineffective.
Cleaning a hot tub: How to do it?
See the suggestions for cleaning your hot tub’s (for example, its from Celtic Spas) components and stages below :
Flush out pipes
Before cleaning the interior of your hot tub, flush the piping lines to eliminate any dirt, bacteria, or buildup. Each line flush product has its own set of instructions for use, which should be followed appropriately. Each season you should clean your hot tub’s pipes to prevent corrosion. Once you’ve finished, you’ll need to drain your hot tub.
Drain the tub
It would help if you remembered to switch off the isolator before attempting to drain your hot tub. Otherwise, the pump can restart thinking there isn’t enough water, which could harm the pump motor and filter mechanism as the water drains away.
Always read and follow the manufacturer’s instructions before using your hot tub. In most cases, the drain valve can be found either on the cabinet’s bottom or slightly within. A submersible pump can also be used to remove the water. Turning the power back on before the battery has been recharged is a good idea.
Surface and jet cleaning
Once the water has been emptied from the tub, use a moist towel to wipe away any remaining sediment, filth, or debris. To get rid of tough stains without harming your hot tub, use a surface cleaner and a soft cloth or a tub scrubber. Using common household cleaning agents can damage your shell because they are not pH neutral and can lead to problems with water upkeep.
Removing the hot tub’s headrest cushion and wiping it clean with water and a towel is recommended. The acrylic behind it should be cleaned thoroughly.
Use a high-pressure hose pipe to remove any stray dirt or debris. Using a hot tub cover cleaner approved by the manufacturer is the best bet.
Cleaning hot tub panels
Wipe the panels clean with tepid water and non-abrasive cloth, and be sure to wipe up any residue. There are electromechanical components behind the panels. Therefore you should avoid directing a hosepipe at them.
To turn on your hot tub, you must ensure that it is at the fill line or below, your new filters have been installed, and any drain valves have been properly closed. To fill the hot tub, place the hose into the filter housing. To avoid airlocks, this method first fills all internal pipes.
To get the best advice for your model and make of hot tub, see the manufacturer’s instruction manual. Adding sanitizer and balancing your pH are the next steps after refilling your hot tub.