Get Your Hot Tub Ready for Summer

Is your hot tub ready for every party opportunity you’ll have this summer? It’s almost time for warm weather and relaxing hot tub dips every evening. Of course, you’ll want to make sure nothing gets in the way of this rejuvenating splendor by making sure your hot tub is fully operational.
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Robertson Spas wants to take a moment and review these ways to maintain your spa or hot tub.

Get Your Hot Tub Ready for Summer

These maintenance tactics will greatly assist with functionality.

  • Drain & Flush Your Hot Tub
      • Your hot tub may not be a motor engine like the one in your car, but it helps to approach it similarly. Just as you would change car fluids, you should drain and flush the water. It’s important to get the pipes clean and address potential clogging ahead of time. We also recommend using a good cleaning agent for your hardware as well as water care.
  • Inspect Thoroughly
      • Take a look at all the peripheral items in your hot tub. You should inspect the jet, valves, pumps, electronic equipment, and everything else. Now is the best time to identify leaks and cracks and get them repaired.
  • Tighten Everything
      • We don’t experience harsh winters in Sarasota, but if you’ve loosened things to accommodate colder temperatures, you’ll want to tighten the fixtures a little for the hot months.
  • Refill It
      • Being careful not to overfill, here’s where you carefully refill your tub’s water with a filter. Never put unfiltered water in your spa or hot tub because you’ll want to avoid harsh chemicals and hard water.
  • Prime Your Pump
      • Unplug everything when you do this. Then shut off the water flow, loosen your breeder valve (should make a hissing noise), let out all the excess air, re-tighten the valve, restart the power, and test the jets to make sure everything works correctly.
  • Check the pH & Temperature
      • This is where you make sure the alkalinity and acid levels are still in the balance. Be sure to check the temperature calibration as well. All of this can be done with a thermometer and simple pH test strips that are easy to use.
  • Make Sure Your Cover’s Still Good
    • If nothing else, you’ll probably want to clean your hot tub cover. This is also the time to check for cracks or any other significant damage (like a bad seal). Don’t forget that we sell a wide variety of spa covers in case you need a new one.

Robertson Spas hopes you enjoyed these handy preventative maintenance tips for your hot tub. Nothing is worse than going for a summer hot tub session, only to find out that it’s not working properly. Don’t forget to check out our entire selection of new spas, and contact us at any time to learn more about our products at 941-330-0001.

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