How to Open Your Spa or Hot Tub

Opening your spa or hot tub isn’t complicated, but you do need to ensure that you take certain steps to ensure that your spa is both safe and sanitary.  Hot tubs can be used even in very cold weather, creating a long soaking season.  PoolGear Plus wants to help you make your hot tub time healthy and enjoyable.  Here are some tips on how to open your spa:

  • Assess the exterior and interior of your hot tub after removing the cover.  Have the necessary repairs made before refilling your spa.
  • Clean the interior of your spa with a cleaner made especially for use on hot tubs.  Never use regular bathtub cleaner, which can scratch the shell and leave a chemical residue.
  • Clean your hot tub filter with spa filter cleaner.  Examine it carefully for defects as you clean and replace it if necessary.
  • Make sure all connections are tightened and drain plugs are correctly inserted before refilling your hot tub.  Check spa equipment, including the heater, for potential problems.
  • Stay in the vicinity of your hot tub while you refill it, watching for leaks or equipment problems.
  • Turn on hot tub equipment one item at a time, watching for problems as you go.  Turn the heater on last.
  • During cold weather, activate your hot tub’s freeze protection system and set it on automatic.  If you don’t own a freeze protection system, set the timer on your spa to cycle on at regular intervals.
  • Following directions carefully, apply the components of a chlorine or bromine start-up kit to prepare hot tub water for use.  The Spa Care Guide that comes FREE with your start-up kit from PoolGear Plus will help you start spa season with clean, healthy water.
  • In winter, make sure the water level in your hot tub stays high enough to keep the pump running.
  • Check water temperature in your spa daily, even when you don’t use it.
  • Use hot tub chemicals from PoolGear Plus to keep spa water fresh and inviting all season long.

PoolGear Plus understands that with your busy lifestyle, you need simple, hassle-free spa maintenance.  We’re proud to offer a full line of high-quality hot tub chemicals so you can spend more time enjoying your spa and less time maintaining it.

Posted: Monday, December 13th, 2010 @ 5:46 pm
Categories: How Tos, Spas / Hot Tubs.
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