If Your Hot Tub Is Acting Up, We Can Help!

If Your Hot Tub Is Acting Up, We Can Help!

June 7, 2019

The kids are in bed, it’s a cool summer night and you can’t wait to get into your steaming hot tub. Then, it doesn’t turn on, the water is cold or it’s acting up in a way that ruins the experience. What could be more disappointing?

Don’t worry—the team at A-1 Pools & Spas can help you with your hot tub maintenance in New Haven County, CT, no matter what the problem may be. You can also follow these tips to properly maintain your hot tub so you don’t have a major breakdown.

Circulate your hot tub water

One thing to keep in mind when enjoying your hot tub is to remember to circulate the water. This keeps it free of contaminants that may pass through your hot tub’s cartridge filters. Even when not in use or during the offseason, it’s important to practice proper hot tub maintenance in New Haven County, CT. Your hot tub or spa could have an automatic circulation schedule that makes sure it runs once or twice every day, which will circulate the water for 15 or 20 minutes and ensure that all the water passes through the filters. If your hot tub model doesn’t have an automatic circulation feature, turn it on once or twice a day for a few minutes to make sure your water is clean when you’re ready to get in.

Cleaning the spa

The filters will clean the water, but it’s still part of proper hot tub maintenance in New Haven County, CT to periodically clean your spa. Debris can blow into outdoor hot tubs, but even indoor hot tubs can accumulate lotions, perfumes and other contaminants from skin and clothing. Clean the spa’s shell and jets with a sponge and white vinegar about once a week, and clean the inside of the hot tub and shell as often as possible. Using a bleach solution will help prevent mildew. Draining and cleaning should happen at least every three to four months to avoid buildup.

Caring for filters

The last component you’ll need to care for is your hot tub’s filters. Rinse the filters as often as possible with clean water. Spray them about once a week with a hot tub filter cleaner for an even deeper clean, and rinse afterward. Plus, whenever you drain and clean your hot tub, soak the filters in a chemical cleaner, which will loosen stuck particles and extend the filter’s life. You may need to replace your filters if the soak doesn’t get them clean.

A-1 Pools & Spas provides comprehensive hot tub maintenance in New Haven County, CT. We offer robust maintenance packages and services, including all the routine maintenance you don’t have time for. We can remove debris, examine your filters, clean or replace filters and offer seasonal care. Make the most of owning a hot tub with proper maintenance. Keep your hot tub running smoothly, and care for any problems by giving us a call. We look forward to assisting you soon!

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