In part one of this two-part blog series, we looked at some basic timing themes for various areas of maintenance for your hot tub. From actions you should take before and after each use to some areas of maintenance that are only required every so often, knowing which is which here will save you both time and money.
At Hot Tub Factory Outlet, we’re proud to not only offer the best selection of hot tubs in Salt Lake City and nearby areas, from smaller options up to those made for six-plus people to use at once, but also to provide expertise on the care and upkeep of all our products. Today’s part two of our series will zoom out and look at certain very periodic hot tub maintenance areas — the kinds that only need to be done every few months or even less often, but are still important and should be included in your overall maintenance plan.
Every 4-6 Months
You may have wondered when we were going to talk about draining the hot tub, and we have now arrived at that point! Draining your hot tub is a pretty straightforward process that can be done either by attaching a hose to the spigot at the bottom and draining it outside, or by removing the drain plug and allowing all of the water to drain out.
If you choose to remove the drain plug, do so very slowly so as not to suck in any dirt or debris that may be sitting at the bottom of your hot tub. Once the water is all gone, take a quick look inside to make sure no plugs or filters are missing, then replace the plug and put everything back in place.
During your basic draining, you should take the time to clean out the skimmer basket and/or the filters, using a mild detergent if necessary; for more tips on filter cleaning, see our blog post from a few weeks ago. Finally, refill your hot tub with fresh water and you’re good to go!
Once a Year
The only major area of maintenance we recommend once a year for your hot tub: Inspection by a professional. Though it may not seem necessary, having a trained eye take a look at your hot tub every so often can help identify any potential problems before they become bigger (and more expensive) issues.
Seasonal or Vacation Needs
There are also some potential seasonal themes that come into play with regard to hot tub maintenance, particularly among those who choose to drain and shut down the hot tub during winter months. This will involve many of the same steps as above, but also keeping an eye on the weather and making sure your hot tub is properly covered to protect it from the cold.
If you’re going on vacation and won’t be using your hot tub for a while, make sure to either drain it or cover it with a quality cover; if you don’t have a cover or it’s not in good condition, our team can help you find the perfect one to fit your needs.
For more on how to maintain your hot tub throughout the year, or to learn about any of our hot tub services in SLC or nearby areas, speak to the team at Hot Tub Factory Outlet today.