Hot tub diseases, such as hot tub rash and fatal Legionnaires’ disease, sure are fearmongers that make people hesitant about using a hot tub. But this concern can actually be prevented with just one solution— keeping your hot tub clean.
Most people demand a clean hot tub water, but only a few are willing to make the effort to do so. Here, I’m going to share with you this hot tub maintenance 101 that will help maintain your hot tub water.
Change hot tub water as instructed or as scheduled.
The most common dilemma with changing hot tub water is not knowing when exactly to do so. The changing of water actually depends on how often you use the hot and how many people use the hot tub.
Here is the formula that you need to follow to know the exact time to change the hot tub water:
So, if your hot tub can hold 300 gallons of water, and there is four of you who will use the hot tub regularly, then you need to clean the water every 25 days.
Got it? Now try doing your own calculation and share your result in the comments!
Keep detergent or cleaning solution residue out of the hot tub.
Another simple tip in our hot tub maintenance checklist is to always keep detergent or cleaning solution residue out of the hot tub.
What’s the simplest way to do this?
Always shower without soap prior to soaking in your hot tub spa. Rinse properly.
Soap residue that’s on your skin can transfer into the hot tub water, and this can result in foaming, which generally isn’t a good thing as germs and bacteria can thrive from such water environment.
Wear newly washed swimming suit when soaking in your hot tub.
This tip is a commonly overlooked hot tub must-do, yet a very helpful way of keeping your hot tub water clean. I, myself, is guilty of this one a few years back.
You know how we try to escape having that tall pile of laundry and decide to just keep using the same swimming suit every time we soak in the hot tub? Well, that could be the culprit why the hot tub water is ruined and dirty.
Well, unless you want to soak naked in your hot tub (which is totally fine if you use it privately, of course), then have it a rule to only wear newly washed swimming suit when using the hot tub.
How about just showering and soaking the suit before using the hot tub?
Sorry mate, but that just doesn’t count.
Avoid eating and drinking while in your hot tub.
I know what you’re thinking— “but it’s nice to have a few drinks while in a hot tub.”
It’s actually NOT.
First, there is a high chance of spilling foods and drinks in the water, which causes the water to get cloudy and dirty. Unless you only drink water, then avoid keeping drinks near your hot tub.
I am aware that some hot tub units are equipped with wine holders and suction cups, but if you’re one who is not a fan of changing hot tub water too often, then just keep this one tip in mind.
Second, experts warned about using the hot tub in a full stomach. The same thing goes for drinking alcohol while in a hot tub. Doing these will only pose threat to your health.
To know more about hot tub health risks to avoid, click HERE.
Clean or unclog your spa filter cartridges once a month.
Cleaning your hot tub surface and changing hot tub water are not enough to ensure a safe hot tub water condition. Cleaning your spa filter cartridge should be added to the equation on how to keep hot tub water clean naturally.
The rationale behind this is that mineral particles can clog the filtration system. Thus, light regular cleaning each month is helpful in keeping your water flow properly.
Soaking in a hot tub sure is a relaxing feeling. But let’s not forget to always maintain the hot tub water to make the most of all hot tub benefits. 🙂