Though the winter months can make for some of the best hot-tubbing, the cold can be very hard on the hot tub and if you find yourself leaving town, shutting it down for the season may be your best bet. Fortunately, even if your hot tub has been out of commission for a while, getting your sauna ready for spring doesn’t have to be painful. In fact, you have a rare opportunity to give your hot tub a little love and make sure that it’s running at 100% for the rest of the year.
Clean & Check For Damage
Since the hot tub is already empty, restarting the hot tub provides the perfect opportunity to give the spa a cleaning and check for any damage that may have occurred during the winter months. If you find any cracks or signs of wear, you should contact us immediately. We will send one of our hot tub experts to assist you. Additionally, you should scrub down and apply wax to the basin to protect the tub from any subsequent damage.
Fill It Up
Once your tub’s basin is clean, you can proceed with the filling process. Make sure that your spa is unplugged from any sources of electricity and all of the drainage valves are closed before pumping in any water. Once the water is about an inch and a half above the highest jet you can turn on the hot tub to begin the jet priming and heating process. Please allow around 24 for the spa temperature to balance out.
Balance The Water
After the hot tub is full and the jets are working, you can move on to the final step – balancing the pH, Total Alkalinity (TA) and Calcium Hardness (CH). Striking the ideal chemical balance (pH between 7.4 and 7.6, CH of 100ppm and TA of 80ppm) can be a bit tricky, but our online store has all of the chemicals and testing materials you need to make hitting the right chemical balance a breeze.
Once your hot tub has warmed sufficiently and is at the right chemical balance then it is ready to enjoy. Hop in and soak up some relaxation!
If at any time you have any questions about your hot tub set up or how to get the most out of your hot tub, don’t hesitate to call us at (403) 203-0860