How do I clean my hot tub?

hot tub cleaning

To enjoy your hot tub or swim spa to the maximum, it’s essential that you keep it clean.

No-one wants to be unnecessarily exposed to bacteria which can cause rashes and infections. So you may be asking, how do I clean my hot tub? If you follow some very easy and basic hot tub maintenance techniques, you can quickly eradicate any concern.

The good news is Hydropool Self-Cleaning hot tubs and swim spas cleanse the water every 15 minutes and are the lowest maintenance tubs available in the market. However, you’ll still need to test the hot tub regularly and treat with chemicals.

Cleaning a hot tub doesn’t need to be a chore, in fact just a few minutes of simple maintenance each week is all it takes to keep your hot tub sparkling clean, safe and ready for everyone to enjoy.

Firstly, you need to ensure you have all the chemicals you need for testing and cleaning the tub. Armed with these, you’re ready to balance, shock and sanitise away!

Here’s an overview of the hot tub essential chemicals and what each do:

A chemical sanitiser – for disinfecting the spa water and to remove any build-up of bacteria. You can choose to use chlorine or bromine. Both work perfectly well, and the choice of which to use is simply personal preference. Bromine is available in tablets or powder, and chlorine is available in tablets or concentrate.

Non-Chlorine Oxy Shock – to eliminate cloudy or unpleasant water caused by waste build-up

pH testing strips – to test the pH levels of your water

Alkalinity Reducer – to reduce pH levels for a more comfortable bathe

pH Increaser – to raise pH levels and prevent damage to the tub

Scale Inhibitor – break down minerals and avoid deposit build-up

Filter cleaners – to remove dirt and grind collected by the filters

We recommend you check on your hot tub twice a week for signs of bacteria, algae or dirt build up. When needed, here’s how to clean your hot tub.

• Remove and soak your hot tub filter in a specialised solution, preferably overnight

• Remove and thoroughly wipe down the hot tub cover with a cleanser containing bleach

• Test the levels of chlorine or bromine with a test strip

• Top up with appropriate amount of chemicals

• Retest as necessary

• Shock the tub each week with a non-chlorine shock solution

• Test the pH level

• Balance pH levels by using an alkalinity reducer or pH increaser

By performing these simple steps, you can maintain optimum water chemistry, complete safety and a clean hot tub for all your bathers. For total peace of mind, why not take out one of our hot tub service contracts where our engineers will thoroughly test of all parts and components, drain, clean and re-fill your tub for you.

This is intended as a brief guide. During installation we give you thorough water chemistry demonstration. As always, if you have any questions, or are unsure what to purchase to clean your hot tub please contact us. Visit our online shop for all the chemicals you need.