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Plan Your Hot Tub Maintenance
Before you do anything else, decide how you want to keep track of your tasks.
Here’s a breakdown of the most common ways to stay on top;
Using an App
The high-tech route lets you keep everything on your phone, tablet, or computer, and will helpfully ping you when it’s time to attend to each task. Reminders can be set to repeat at the intervals you select. For example, you can set your application of choice to send you one daily reminder for basic, everyday tasks.
Using a Calendar
If you go the paper route, get calendar you can keep by the door leading to your hot tub area or, if your hot tub is indoors, by the hot tub itself. Choose a calendar with large daily squares with plenty of room for notes so you can see details at a glance.
Use a Dry Erase Board
You can hang a dry erase board near your hot tub to list daily tasks or add a reminder to deal with any unusual problems that might crop up. And unlike paper, it won’t be ruined if it gets splashed or takes an accidental dunk.
Build Your Hot Tub Maintenance Calendar
Once you’ve decided how you want to keep track of your tasks, the next step is assembling a list of tasks and deciding when they need to be done. This stage is also perfect for identifying tasks that have some overlap, so you can schedule yearly hot tub maintenance tasks on the same day and time of weekly or quarterly ones to save yourself time and effort.
Here’s a Sample Hot Tub Maintenance Schedule
Like your car, your computer, or, well, you, your hot tub needs regular maintenance to be at its best. Your spa will have its own special needs with regard to water chemistry, accessories, and repairs. But these tasks, broken out by daily, weekly, monthly, quarterly, and yearly intervals, are universal.
Daily Hot Tub Maintenance
Thrice-Weekly Hot Tub Maintenance
Adding these tasks to your list three times a week will help keep your hot tub in tip-top condition.
Check the water’s alkalinity.
Weekly Hot Tub Maintenance
These tasks need your TLC only once a week.
Wipe down your spa cover. Cleaning the cover inside and out protects against mold, mildew, and the nasty smells they bring.
Monthly Hot Tub Maintenance
Once a month, it’s time get down to the nitty gritty. Specifically, the “gritty” that’s accumulated in your jets and filters. You can also take water testing to the next level.
Quarterly Hot Tub Maintenance
Once every three or four months, your hot tub will need some in-depth attention. Now’s the time to empty it out, give it a good clean, and make sure everything’s in good working order.
Clean your hot tub cabinet. Your hot tub will look great with a quarterly clean, and you can touch up any cosmetic or structural damage while you’re at it.
Many of the tasks we recommend could, in theory, be done annually without significant impact on your hot tubbing experience. But for optimal performance and happy hot tubbing, we’ve recommended them as monthly or quarterly tasks instead.
Remember, while your hot tub is empty and drained, you can attend to weekly or quarterly tasks such as cleaning, repair, and system flushing.
That said, we recommend you tackle these tasks at least once a year, and preferably more often:
Preventive hot tub maintenance is a real bargain compared to the potential expense associated with repairs and equipment replacement. With a little forethought and regular, consistent maintenance, you’ll find that keeping your hot tub in tip-top shape is easy and convenient, leaving you more time for what matters most: enjoying your hot tub.
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