How to Make Spa Care Easy
All hot tubs require regular maintenance. If you don't want to take on that work yourself, the good news is that there are companies in most areas who will come out and do all of it for you.
Even if you decide to get help with maintaining your spa, it's still worth learning what goes into keeping a spa in good condition.
Plus, if you're willing to do the weekly maintenance tasks on your own, you could save money by opting for a monthly package instead of a more frequent one.
Basic Spa Care Guide
Here are the basics every spa owner should know:
1-4 times per week
Test your water balance (pH, total alkalinity, and sanitizer level) and make any adjustments as needed:
- pH should be in the 7.2-7.8 range
- TA should be in the 80-140 range
- If using chlorine as a sanitizer, it should be 1.0-4.0 ppm
- If using bromine, you want 2.0-6.0 ppm
Remove and clean your filter.
It's a good idea to have two filters so you can put a fresh one in right away, rather than leave the spa without a filter while you clean the old one.
You should replace a filter with a brand new one after 1-2 years of use.
Every 3-6 months
Drain, clean and refill your spa.
This process takes a long time, and it can be tricky getting a freshly filled spa properly balanced again.
If you can get professional help with this part, it can save you a lot of stress—even if you feel comfortable doing the weekly maintenance on your own.