After a long tiring day, there is nothing more relaxing than soaking in a jacuzzi. From rejuvenating your body to reducing stress, a jacuzzi offers you an ideal way to unwind and escape from all the hustle and bustle of work. But this luxury comes with a lot of responsibilities. It is important to take adequate steps to keep your jacuzzi in a good condition and enjoy all its benefits. Herein, we are sharing a few tips to maintain your jacuzzi:
1. Cover when not in use
When not in active use, cover your hot tub or jacuzzi to protect it from harsh weather, debris, evaporation, insects, and other elements.
Many jacuzzis come with in-built covers. If you want to invest in something more multi-purpose and comprehensive, there are some solutions.
Some of the ways to cover your jacuzzi are:
1. Solar hot tub covers: Just like swimming pool solar covers, solar hot tub covers are known to keep the water clean and warm at night and during winters.
2. Pool enclosure: Pool enclosure acts as a barrier between your jacuzzi and the external elements like dead leaves, debris, and pesky bugs around the backyard.
3. Pergola: Pergola provides both privacy and protection, allowing you to enjoy this hot tub all year round. Covering your jacuzzi is essential else you may end up with costly repairs and replacements.
2. Balance water chemistry
Just like pools, balancing the water chemistry in the jacuzzi is of utmost importance.
Unbalanced water chemistry can serve as a breeding ground for bacteria and other organisms which can pose potential risks to you and your family.
Make sure to maintain:
- Chlorine: 1.0-3.0 ppm
- Bromine: 2.0-4.0 ppm
- pH: 7.4-7.6
- Total Alkalinity: 80-120 ppm
- Calcium Hardness: 150-250 ppm
3. Regular cleaning
Over time, outdoor hot tubs become prone to developing dirt, grime, filth, and scum.
Dirty water is not at all fit for relaxing.
Some of the cleaning tips to follow are:
- Weekly clean your jacuzzi using sponge and white vinegar
- Scrub your spa’s shell, jets, and other areas
- Drain your spa completely every 3 to 4 months
- Add necessary chemicals from time to time
- Shock your jacuzzi once in a week
- Clean the spa filter properly
- Use skimmer net to remove floating debris
4. Maintain water circulation
Water circulation keeps contaminants at bay by draining them through your hot tub’s cartridge filters.
Your jacuzzi may have an automatic circulation cycle that ensures water movement for around 15 to 20 minutes once or twice daily.
If it doesn’t have an automatic schedule, make sure to turn it on yourself for 15 to 20 minutes, twice a day.
The higher the water circulation, the cleaner your jacuzzi will be.
5. Change the water
Even with an effective filtration system, you will need to change the water of your jacuzzi periodically as it is a part of overall maintenance.
To keep your jacuzzi healthy and well-maintained, replace the water 3 to 4 times per year.
When doing this, make sure to switch off the pump.
6. Equipment maintenance
Enjoying a jacuzzi is one thing, but looking after its components like lights, filter pump, cover, and heater is another.
Equipment maintenance is one of the crucial aspects of jacuzzi care.
If the jacuzzi equipment is blocked or damaged, then it will stop working and you’ll be left with filthy water that no one will want to swim in.
Some tips to follow are:
- Clean the filter and pump regularly
- Repair the damaged parts
- Switch off the lights when not required
- Check the heater’s tubes for any calcium buildups
In the end…
Maintaining your jacuzzi is not as tough as it seems.
With regular cleaning, maintenance, and by following the aforementioned tips, it’s quite achievable.
So, are you ready for an at-home detox session in your hot tub? Do comment below.