Spring Cleaning Your Hot Tub

Spring cleaning is here and that includes giving your hot tub that much needed attention it deserves after winter. Here are a few tips and tricks for maintaining your hot tub, so you can go on enjoying your hot tub for many years to come.

Flush Plumbing Lines

Now if you have not been getting into your hot tub and maintaining your weekly water care routine, it might be a good idea to use a clean start plumbing line cleaner. Use this to flush out any bacteria that might be in the plumbing of your hot tub. As we all know bacteria loves sitting water and being warm water does not help so be sure to not skip this important step.

Drain Your Hot Tub

Once you have flushed out the lines it is time to cut the power and drain your spa. There might be a little bit of water left in the seats of your hot tub. You can use a large rag towel to absorb this, or a spa vacuum, which we sell here at our store. This is also great for any debris or something that falls into the hot tub to suck it right out.

Clean Your Hot Tub Shell

The next step is to clean your hot tub with a non-abrasive non-sudsing cleaner. An example of what to use could be vinegar and baking soda is a good cleaner for smaller areas that need a little buffing out. Our gas appliance glass cleaner does a good job of getting any scuff marks off the shell of the hot tub. Another one that we use for the Fresno Home and Garden Show and Fresno Fair would be a magic eraser.

Clean Spa Pillows

Follow the owner’s manual for cleaning the spa pillows.

Clean Filters

We have a deep cleaning filter solution that you can buy buckets from Lowes or Home Depot and let your filter sit in that solution. For a quicker clean to get the job done, a filter cleaning spray works as well. Just spray around the filter, rinse off with garden hose and you’re done. Another tip is to have two sets of filters, so cleaning is a bit easier by switching them out each time.

Clean Vinyl Cover

It may be time to replace your hot tub cover and be sure to catch it earlier than later as each cover is special made to the specific make model and year of your hot tub, they can take us approximately 30 to 90 days for the covers to be made and shipped to our store. Using your garden hose to rinse off any excess dirt off your cover than you could use a rag with soap and baking soda to clean in small circles all across the surface of your cover. Then spray with a cover protector, 303 solution is a great option to extend the life of your cover.

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