Hot Tub Water Care Guide & Checklist.

Hot Tub Water Care Guide & Checklist.

A hot tub is a luxurious and expensive purchase, but maintaining it means you’ll enjoy your spa for years to come. To be sure you’re caring for your hot tub in the best way possible, you should always follow the hot tub water care checklist. It’s easy to accidentally neglect some areas of hot tub care. This checklist ensures that you’re taking care of your hot tub on a regular basis so that it’ll look good and last a long time. The following are some things to check every month or two when caring for your spa yourself:

– Change the water filter or cartridge as needed (usually once a year)

– Check level of chlorine and adjust if necessary

– Add fresh chemical shock treatment

– Clean sides and bottom of spa

– Clean all skimmer baskets

– Spray off any vinyl surfaces with a garden hose

– Drain water from all

How to adjust chlorine levels

You adjust chlorine levels by adding the correct treatment to the hot tub water or increasing the hot tub chlorine/bromine levels. The type of treatment you use will depend on the amount you need to add and the filter that’s being used.

If you’re not sure what type of treatment is best, or if you have a saltwater tub, consult your owner’s manual or a professional who is knowledgeable about this topic because getting this wrong can result in either dirty water, or over-sanitisation which can result in rashes or skin irritations. .

Alternatively, you can give us a call on 07415 365 247. We’re always happy to help.

Cleaning vinyl cover surfaces

If you want to keep your vinyl surfaces looking nice, it’s important that you clean them regularly. Vinyl can get dirty quickly and is porous so stains will linger if they’re not properly cleaned. To spot clean the vinyl, it is a good idea to use a proper Vinyl cleaner specifically for hot tub covers.

Spray the mixture on the surface and wipe it off with a soft cloth or sponge but always read the instructions on the bottle to make sure their arent any special instructions for your particular product.

What to do when a spa is empty?

Once a spa is drained and the water has evaporated from the pump and filter, you can safely store it.

Take time to ensure that your spa is clean before storage. Clean vinyl surfaces with a garden hose, as well as skimmer baskets. Rinse out all of the filters or cartridges and store them in a dry place.

If you have a hot tub cover, now is the time to store it in a cool room away from direct sunlight.

Empty spas are not susceptible to pests, so you don’t need to worry about storing your hot tub in an area where you keep foodstuffs.

It’s important that empty spas are stored somewhere safe and secure with good ventilation, like an enclosed porch or garage. You also want to avoid storing your spa on cement surfaces or near anything else that might puncture its liner.

Once your spa has been stored and covered properly, you can enjoy it for many years without worrying about any wear-and-tear damage or other issues because it’s been properly stored.


It’s easy to forget about your hot tub when you’re not using it. But there are a few tasks you can do to keep it looking good.

Once you have your spa set up, it’s important to make sure you’re doing everything you can to maintain it. Follow this checklist and your hot tub will be clean and looking good in no time!

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