How do I clean my hot tub?
Are you looking for the best hot tub cleaning tips? In this post we’ll go through what products should be used, what kind of schedule you should set up for cleanses and many other insights to keep your hot tub beautiful and safe. There’s a process that needs to be done so that the water has a balanced alkalinity. Hot tubs are a great asset to your home design and family relaxation.
Your Royal Spa is a sanctuary where you go to relax and get away from it all. You can’t do that if it’s dirty or functioning poorly. That’s why we’ve put together this hot tub cleaning guide.
Spring is the perfect time to perform these easy maintenance tasks. Simply follow the steps below to clean your hot tub inside and out!
Before draining, apply “Jet Clean” to the spa water and let it circulate through the jets. This will clean out the pipes and equipment. This only needs to be done every 3 years or so.
Drain your spa completely.
Wipe down the spa to clean any residual (if any) from the side walls. Vinegar or denatured alcohol are good cleaning choices for the spa’s surface.
To properly clean the acrylic surface, we recommend wiping the surface with a soft damp cloth (or sponge) using household soap or liquid detergent. DO NOT USE any cleaning products containing abrasives since these could dull the brilliant surface. Products like Bon-Ami, Comet, Ajax, or Lysol are NOT recommended. Harsh chemicals should NEVER be used on acrylic surfaces.
Refill your spa.
Remember to turn your thermostat all the way to “Cold” or minimum and leave it there until after the spa is filled and all of your pumps/jets are working properly. Turn your thermostat back to the desired setting after you have established that all of the pumps and jets are working properly.
If you are using Royal Spa’s “Natural Hot Tub Nutrients” to your spa, please do not add them until you have balanced the alkalinity & pH of your spa.
Add Start-Up Chemicals: follow the directions in your Operation & Care Guide regarding what chemicals to add.
Balance the Alkalinity and pH of your spa water as quickly as possible. This can take a few days to complete.
Enjoy your spa!
Hopefully this guide helps you clean your hot tub and get it ready for another great year of fun. If you have any questions, please contact your Royal Spa rep any time!
By Bob Dapper