Owning and maintaining a hot tub and spa at home

Who doesn’t want to own a spa at home? In the misty winter mornings, everyone would love to have a hot tub bath and relax and forget their troubles – even if it’s for a small time. These days, in-home spas have become fairly common in big households and those in suburban areas where you can afford a big place. However, owning and maintaining one are slightly different ball games. You need to understand the intricacies of the machine to make it work well according to your liking and preference and to make it last longer.

How to maintain a spa at home

In order to increase the lifespan of your hot tub, the first thing you need to purchase after buying the hot tub itself is a spa cover. The next thing – spa cover lifters. Once you purchase the spa cover, it is not an easy task to lift it repeatedly for use. It may sound like it though. However, not just because of the size or weight, manual lifting is difficult because of the different positions it gets locked in. Therefore, it becomes important to buy a lifter, which will make your job at least 10 times easier.

Maintaining the inner functioning of a hot tub

Cleaning is the first thing you should look into if you own a hot tub. Post every use or 3-4 times a week, the spa filters need to be cleaned thoroughly and even drained of any excess water and accordingly refilled every 2-4 months. You also need to keep a check on the chlorine levels and the pH balance in the water and if needed, add the required chemicals to maintain an optimum balance. You should also air out the spa every week so as to ward off germs that may build up in the tub or the filter.