Hot Tub maintenance – step by step guide

Hot Tub maintenance
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How do you easily maintain your Hot Tub?

Hot Tub maintenance is one of the number one things asked about when buying a Hot Tub and rightly so. They are meant to be relaxing, but dirty water isn’t very relaxing.

Balancing your water needs to be done on a regular basis (every time you use it), to ensure the water you are sitting in is clean and inviting – nobody wants to bathe in dirty water.

You should also drain, clean and refill and commission once approx. every three months (dependent on usage).

Remember if this all seems like to much work – Eagle Leisure can provide regular maintenance on a schedule that suits you.

How to I balance my Hot Tub water?

1: Firstly, remove the cover. Leave this off while you are dosing. This ensures the chemicals don’t form a damaging chemical cloud between the water and cover.

2: Remove any large debris with a net (if you have the cover on and a good filtration system you can probably skip this step).

3: Turn the pumps on to ensure water is circulating.

4: Test the water. The simplest way is using test strips (for Chlorine or Bromine). Dip the strip in the water and remove immediately. Hold it for 10 seconds horizontally.

5: The First thing you should test is pH. Aim to have this between 7.2 and 7.8. If the pH is off balance, it can result in the other readings being inaccurate, so make sure this is correct before moving onto the next step.

5.1 (may be needed) Test strips will test Total Alkalinity (TA). This should sit between 60-150ppm. If you are experiencing excessive or volatile pH fluctuations, with very little corrections (eg. adding very little pH plus or pH minus) then you will need to correct the Total Alkalinity.

6: Next, test the Chlorine/Bromine level. Ideal free chlorine is between 3-5ppm (parts per million). The ideal Bromine reading is 2-6ppm.

Test strips are the most common form of testing for Hot Tubs, however if you want an accurate reading you should invest in an electronic reader. The initial outlay will be more expensive, but the overall cost for the lifetime of your Hot  Tub will be less.

Finally, we would recommend one additional step.

8 : Add a weekly dose of o-care, for a comprehensive spa maintenance package. This will prevent and eliminate Biofilm and allow you to use up to 78% less Chlorine.

O-care is SAFE; SOFT and SIMPLE to use.

Now Your Hot Tub is now safe to use, ensuring a pleasant and safe environment to relax in.

Eagle Leisure Scotland supplies and delivers a full range of chemicals for pool and Hot Tubs helping to keep your bathing water safe and clean. Please contact us to enquire about our new chemical subscription to find out how you can make sure you never run out of chemicals again.

Debbie Ekins
Debbie Ekins
Eagle Leisure - Sales & Marketing Manager Mission = to arm you with the knowledge you need to make the best buying decisions. Fuelled by coffee (and naps). Explorer of Scotland and the world.
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