As the weather turns chilly, your hot tub is a fun place to keep warm and enjoy the changing seasons. However, to get the most out of your spa, you need to give it the proper seasonal care. Fall is the perfect time to change your water, clean your filters, and give it some general maintenance.
Change the Filter
Your hot tub's filter is designed to remove impurities from the water. An old or dirty filter won’t be effective, leading to unsanitary water. Change or clean your filter at the start of each season to ensure your water is contaminant-free and you can use it safely year-round.
Replace the Water
If the water in your hot tub is cloudy or foamy, it's time to change it. This is a sign that contaminants like skin products and soap have built up in the water, which affects the efficiency of the heating element. Fall is a good season to change out the water. If you do so, you should also treat the tub with a line flush product, which will clear bacterial biofilm out of the pipes. Then drain the water, wipe down the sides of the spa, and fill it up again—with filtered water, if possible.
Sanitize & Balance
Once your hot tub is full, test the pH levels of the water and bring it to between 7.4 and 7.6. You should also shock the water to make sure there is as little bacteria and algae in your spa as possible.
Guard Against Leaves
Whenever your spa isn't in use, keep it covered to prevent the falling leaves from entering the water. However, these covers can wear out over time and become heavy with damp and mildew. If yours needs replacing, fall is a good time to get a new one—before the leaves start to drop.
Your hot tub is the ideal place to relax and enjoy the changing leaves this fall. Make sure it's ready for use by cleaning and replacing the water, filters, and cover. Whether you need pool supplies, accessories, or a new spa, Watson's is the place to go for all your indoor and outdoor home entertainment solutions. We offer an unbeatable selection of hot tubs, furniture, game tables, and other entertainment items to improve your home. For questions, call (513) 326-1100 or get in touch online.