Spring Cleaning Your Hot Tub

Spring Cleaning Your Hot Tub

Your hot tub helps you take care of your body and your mind. Isn’t it time you take care of it, too? Spring cleaning time is here.

Once the days get longer, and the trees start to bloom, you have spring cleaning on your mind. Usually this is your home or your garage. Well, add your hot tub to your spring cleaning list.

In this article, we look at spring cleaning your hot tub with some basic instructions for keeping it clear, clean, and hot, and ready.

Step 1: Drain and Refill Your Water

A basic rule of thumb suggests you drain and refill your hot tub every three or four months, depending on how often you use. There are some simple steps you can take to drain and refill your hot tub. They include:

  • Drain your hot tub water.
  • Wipe down the surface of your hot tub with a damp cloth and cleaner made specifically for hot tubs.
  • Look over your spa for wear and tear. If you find any issues, please give us a call.
  • Get a hose and use an attached filter to refill your spa.
  • Bring us a sample of your water, and we’ll run it through our automated system.
  • With our suggestions, add chemicals and balance your water.

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Step 2: Clean Your Cover

Your next step involves cleaning your hot tub cover and inspecting it for any issues.

The importance of your hot tub cover can not be underestimated. It takes a beating all year long because it shields your hot tub from the elements.

First, you really want to wipe it down at least once a month. This keeps it looking its best, and it helps it last longer.

You can also use a cover cleaner that’s made for hot tub covers. You can also wipe your cover down with a damp cloth or sponge after you clean it and then rinse it with water.

If your cover is extra grimy, let the cleaner sit on it for a few minutes before you wipe it down.

Some hot tub owners find their spa covers tattered and worn. If this is you, it’s time to order your cover. As with most things these days, lead times may be longer than usual, so order your cover as soon as you can.

Step 3: Check Your Filters

Your hot tub filters are incredibly important to the cleanliness of your water.

If you haven’t replaced your filter in a while, springtime is a good time to do so. If you have replaced your filter recently, you can clean it with some filter cleaner.

Step 4: Clean Your Filters

The best plan is to clean your filters monthly. You can also spray your filters weekly to reduce buildup.

To avoid dirty water in your hot tub, it’s important to do regular hot tub maintenance, which includes spa filter cleaning.

The video above shows you three options for how to clean your Caldera spa filter. To remove the spa filter:

  • Turn off the power to your hot tub.
  • Open the filter lid and remove the filter.

Clean your Caldera Spas hot tub filter using one of the following three cleaning options.

  1. Use a garden hose to rinse the filter.
  2. Spray the filter with a spa filter cleaner or degreaser, then rinse with a garden hose.
  3. Spray the filter with a spa filter cleaner or degreaser, let soak overnight, then rinse with a garden hose.

Once your filter is cleaned, replace it and turn the power back on. Regular monthly filter cleaning is an important hot tub maintenance that extends the life of your filter.

When cleaning the spa filter, always inspect for signs of wear and tear. A hot tub filter replacement is needed when the hot tub filter is discolored or shows wear on the rubber.

Looking for more info? Check your instruction manual or reach out to us!

Step 5: Clean Your Pillows

You love resting and relaxing in your hot tub, and this means laying on your pillows. They are for your head, so you really want them to be clean. Wipe them gently with cleaner and rinse with fresh water.

Step 6: Clean Your Steps

After sitting outside all winter, your steps may have accumulated dirt, debris, and salt. You certainly don’t want to track any of this into your hot tub, so wipe your steps down with a damp cloth.

Do this every two or three hot tub sessions to keep them clean and safe.

During spring cleaning, wipe them down with cleaner.

To Conclude

You’ve got our best tips for spring cleaning your hot tub.

Add this to your to-do list right under your household tasks! By keeping your hot tub clean, clear, and fresh, you’ll use it more. You’ll also enjoy it for years and years.

Have questions or would you like us to do it for you? Our expert staff can take care of your drain and clean.