You can be the best damn car or house cleaner, but when your inflatable hot tub looks like Shrek’s swamp, your dead in front of your friends.
When cleaning a hot tub, you don’t want to do it half-baked or resolve to shortcuts - it’s often a bad idea. Bacteria, dirt, grime and other pollutants can still be lurking in an improperly cleaned hot tub.
But yes, I wholeheartedly agree that hot tub cleaning can be quite a chore.
However, following this guide will show you that the task is quite easy (even your grandma can do it!). All it takes is some effort, a few tools and about two to three hours of your time.
Before you go into the nit and grit of things, make sure you have the following cleaning tools with you:
Cleaning your inflatable hot tub requires three crucial stages: drain, clean and refill. Each stage requires several tasks which will be discussed below.
The first step you need to do when cleaning your tub is to first drain its water. To do that you have to do exactly the following steps:
While waiting for all the water to be drained, you can clean the tub’s filters. To do so, here is what you need to do:
Next, proceed with cleaning the main tub. To do this you simply need a cleaning mitt and some towels. You can also use cleaning solutions especially if there are hard to remove stains on the surface of the tub. To clean the tub, follow the steps below:
After cleaning the hot tub, the next step is ensuring that the water quality is up to standards. This involves steps such as balancing its chemical levels, adjusting its pH balance, checking for calcium hardness and ensuring the water’s alkalinity is just right.
Because this whole process is entirely a different topic; we have to discuss it in another post. The bottom line is these next steps involve chemicals and is geared on maintaining the quality of the hot tub’s water.
Hot tubs are great for relieving the bodies ache and pains while giving us a relaxing feeling. It’s in YOUR best interest to maintain its cleanliness.
If you want to continue to benefit from the soothing effect of getting in your hot tub, you should have a scheduled cleaning time for it. Don’t wait for the tub’s water to be murky before cleaning it. Clean it at least once every 2-3 months, depending on how much you use the tub.
Moreover, treating its water with chemicals also have schedules that are daily and weekly. Please refer to your user manual to get clear instructions.