Has your hot tub been covered in snow for most of the winter? Are you starting to think about opening it up and preparing it for spring? If not, now is a great time to start getting ready for longer days and warmer temperatures.
At RnR Hot Tubs, we know that it can be easy to neglect your outdoor hot tub when temperatures plummet over the winter. If you need a trained maintenance specialist to give your tub a once-over before you reopen it for the spring, we’ve got you covered!
Fortunately, maintaining your hot tub is relatively straightforward once it’s installed properly. If you’re thinking about throwing the cover off your hot tub soon, here are a few spring cleaning tips that you might find useful:
What to Do
If you’ve identified any issues during your initial check, now is a great time to fix these problems. If you find any leaks, for example, you should act fast to have them patched as quickly as possible. If a small amount of water has been siting in your hot tub for the winter months, now is the time to drain it, clean the inside, and refill it with fresh, clean water.
You should also think about cleaning your hot tub filter at this point. While spraying any excess residue off your hot tub filter should be part of your regular maintenance routine, you should also think about performing a more thorough cleaning of your filter at least once every three to four months.
What to Check
When prepping your hot tub for spring, the first step you should take is to check all essential equipment to ensure that everything is still functioning properly. If you winterized your hot tub in anticipation of freezing temperatures, now is a great time to plug everything back in and warm your tub up again.
Making sure your hot tub still heats up properly should be the very first item on your checklist. Once your spa comes up to the desired temperature, use the control panel to check all pumps and cycle jets to make sure they’re working properly.
This is also a great time to check the pH of the new water in your hot tub. Proper water chemistry is essential to keeping your spa clean and it will also help to create a healthy, happy environment that guides you into a deep sense of relaxation every time you step in.
How to Prepare
In order to best prepare for a seamless transition into spring, you can do a few things to make your life much easier. Checking your spa cover for holes and also giving it a thorough cleaning will reduce the need for repairs later and will help you know whether or not it’s time to purchase a new cover to replace one that’s ripped or waterlogged.
Spring is also a great time to think about accessories that can add to the ease and comfort of your hot tub. A spa cover lift will greatly reduce the amount of effort it requires to take the cover off your tub every time you go to get in. A new set of spa steps is also a great way to make getting in and out of your tub much safer and easier.