A whirlpool bath has many health benefits like improving blood circulation and tension release. So, if you have one at home, you may be using it more often to relieve the knots in your muscles and relax after a long day. To get the most out of your tub, you have to keep it clean at all times to prevent rust, build-up, and dirt from accumulating. You don’t have to pay a professional hot tub cleaner to keep your unit clean; there are things you can do yourself to keep your tub in good condition.
Let your tub water circulate
Some hot tub models have automatic circulation schedules that circulate your tub water once or twice a day. The water that circulates passes through the cartridge filters. Doing this task will ensure that the water will not harbour contaminants. The water will get dirty if you keep it steady when not in use. By circulating it, the contaminants will be filtered, and you will be left with clean water. The more the hot tub runs, the cleaner it will be next time you use it.
Add some tennis balls
When not in use, throw some tennis balls into the tub. What they do is they soak up the oils, soap, and other materials that the hot water extracts from your body. The fuzz on the balls will make these materials stick to them. Not everything is filtered, so adding these balls will speed up the cleaning process.
Run your tub during off-peak hours
Now, this tip is not actually for the maintenance of the tub itself, but to help you save on electricity. Running your tub to let water circulate during off-peak hours will save you on power bills.
Clean it often
If your hot tub is indoors, you don’t have to worry about other debris like leaves and insects. If it’s outdoors, you have to keep an eye out for debris, as it could clog the drains. Do not use any harsh cleaners. White vinegar and a soft cloth should be enough to clean the outside of the tub and its jets. The vinegar will also act as a disinfectant. Clean as often as needed.
Keep it covered
There may be days when you just don’t feel like soaking in your tub. Keeping it covered during those days will keep any dirt from contaminating the water. You also have to keep the cover clean by using mild bleach to kill off any bacteria that can cause mould and mildew on both sides.
Clean the filters too
The filters work overtime if the water is too dirty. You have to clean them often also. Rinse the filters as often as possible with clean water. Spray them weekly with filter cleaner for a deeper clean. Soak them in a chemical cleaner designed specifically to clean hot tub filters. Do it each time you drain the tub to prolong the filters’ life and remove any more particles and debris.