April 23, 2018 / by Danny Mavis

There are a lot of good reasons to get yourself a hot tub, as they can provide a whole lot of very useful benefits to both your health and even your mood. For instance, a short dip can take a real weight off of your shoulders and make you forget your worries, at least for a while. But, after you buy it, there are a few things that you need to remember to do.

While having your own hot tub at home can be beneficial in quite a large variety of different ways, there are also quite a few responsibilities that come along with it as well. These naturally include the water and the electricity bills, which vary depending on the size of the tub and how often or for how long you use it, but there are also the maintenance tasks to consider. Now, these can be easily taken care of by simply employing a pool service repair professional to take care of it for you, but there is also the option of trying to tackle it yourself. While personally I would go with the people that are specifically trained to do such pool service repair, if you would like to save a bit of money and at least do some basic upkeep, there are a few things that you can do regularly that would be a big help.

First of all, you will want to check the PH and the sanitizer levels on a daily basis and before you use the hot tub. Luckily this is very simple and all you need is a colour coded test strip which you dip into the water in order to make sure that everything is as it should be. Not checking the condition of the water can result in skin irritation and leaving such water in the tub without cleaning it up can also lead to corrosion. This means that you will want to add sanitizer like chlorine to your water quite frequently. Depending on how often you use it and the exact condition of the area you live in, you might also want to keep some de-scaling agent and some foam reducer handy as well.

There are other basic things you can do like change the water at least a few times a year and running your filters through the wash that can make a large difference in the longevity your tub will have. However, it is strongly recommended that you do ask a pool service repair professional to give it a look over as well, even if it costs a bit of extra money. Think of it this way, spending a little extra here can help you avoid problems that you can’t see yourself, and that could result in you either having to pay a few dollars for a professional opinion, or a lot more to replace a part that broke down because of a flaw you didn’t catch.