Yes, it’s true—Fall is here. While some think this is the time to shut down their hot tub, we think it’s absolutely the best time to use it! Nothing is better on crisp cool (or rainy) nights than trotting out to the tub for a luxurious soak that will heat you up and keep you toasty. We’d like to offer some advice on getting your tub ready for the long nights ahead, so you’ll be encouraged to soak often!
- Clean your filters. Do yourself a favor and keep your filters clean throughout the coming months. Filters are the hardest working part of your tub—keeping the water clean, and making sure there’s good flow to the heater, so your tub, is always hot and ready to go. Be sure to do more than just hose them off—that does nothing to clean out the body oils we bring to the tub. Use filter cleaner to give them a good thorough cleansing. Best to clean your filters monthly, so your tub is always clean and ready. And remember—filters should be replaced every 2-2½ years.
- Clean your ozone system. It’s important to clean your ozone system at least every 12 months to ensure any acid buildup is eliminated, allowing your ozone system to do its job on your water. Contact our Service Department for instructions on ozone cleaning. If you need a new ozone system, we can help!
- Clean & condition your hot tub cover. To help your cover ward off the coming rains, be sure and clean your cover with soap and water and rinse thoroughly. Once clean, condition the vinyl with 303 Protectant, which will keep the vinyl supple and place UV inhibitors on it to prevent breakdown. And—don’t go through the chilly months with a cover that’s too waterlogged! If it’s time for a new cover, contact us today. Your tub—and your back!—will thank you.
Lastly, if you just won’t take our urging and use your tub through the coming months, contact our Valet Team to assist with winterizing your tub. We’ll do what we can to be sure your tub is drained, cleaned and protected for the duration, until you’re ready to use your tub again.