How to Properly Clean a Hot Tub

Cleaning your hot tub is essential maintenance to ensure your hot tub is ready to use at all times. Properly caring for your hot tub includes both regular maintenance to confirm it has the right chemical levels as well as the occasional deep clean that involves draining, scrubbing, and refilling the hot tub.

Regular Maintenance for Your Hot Tub

On a regular basis—generally every week or two depending on your hot tub usage—you’ll want to test the chemical levels in your hot tub, add sanitizer, clean the filter, and wipe down the exposed areas of your hot tub. This process provides a light cleaning of the hot tub to help keep it relatively pristine in between deep cleans. However, you’ll want to pair this maintenance with a deep cleaning every two months or so to keep your hot tub in prime condition.

Deep Cleaning Your Hot Tub

While regular hot tub maintenance can be completed in less than half an hour, a deep cleaning is a more involved process. This involves turning it off and draining all of the water out of it. You’ll also want to flush the lines to clear them of any of the old water. Once the hot tub is drained, you can then use a cleaning solution to wipe down all of the surfaces of the interior and exterior of the hot tub. Then, you’ll want to remove and clean your hot tub filter. Because this filter is designed to keep contaminants out of your hot tub, special care should be given to ensuring your filter is properly cleaned and functioning as it should be.

Cleaning the Hot Tub Filter

One of the most important parts of your hot tub that you’ll want to keep clean is the hot tub filter. If the filter accumulates too much buildup, it may not be able to do its job effectively, leaving you with dirty water. On a weekly basis, as part of your regular maintenance, you’ll want to rinse the filter with water to clean it out.

During the deep cleaning of your hot tub, you’ll want to do a more thorough cleaning of your hot tub filter as well. You’ll want to rinse any noticeable buildup off the filter and then soak your hot tub filter in a cleaning solution, fully submerging it. Depending on the solution you use, you may want to allow it to soak for several hours or even overnight. After soaking the filter, you’ll want to rinse the filter again to remove any residue and then put it back in place.

Have Questions About Hot Tub Maintenance?

Recreation Warehouse is pleased to be your source for new and used hot tubs, swimming pools, and related products. We help homeowners find the products that are just right for them and can help you learn how to clean and maintain your hot tub or pool. If you have questions about hot tub maintenance, deep cleaning the hot tub, or cleaning the hot tub filter, contact Recreation Warehouse today.