Relaxing in your spa at the end of a particularly hard day does much to alleviate frustrations. It helps bring peace and calm. Of course, that is if you are not battling algae or bacteria build-up! New hot tub owners may not realize that using their spa requires more than cleaning out the leaves that drop in. Like most things in life, a little bit of TLC goes a long way.

Enjoy years of bliss from your watery oasis when you make regular maintenance a priority. Don’t forget to keep out the debris when you utilize Be-Lite Spa’s hot tub covers. Our covers stand up to snow load, pets, and kids. You can save water and keep little ones safe with our aluminum covers.

4 Tips for Regular Hot Tub Care throughout the Summer

For the best results, consider implementing these maintenance tasks:

    1. Schedule a weekly walkthrough: Choose a day of the week to go through the following simple steps:
      • Remove and clean accumulated debris.
      • Wipe the waterline clean.
      • Inspect your tub for leaks, cracks, or faulty equipment.
      • Clean out the skimmer basket.
      • Test the pH balance of the water.
      • Shock your spa. (You can do this after every use, but at a minimum once a week.)
    2. Remember to keep the proper spa water balance and use the best sanitation chemicals. Hot tubs are more susceptible to build-ups of residual soaps, deodorants, perfumes, oil, and perspiration. Many owners use bromine to sanitize their water. It works well in the higher temperatures and is less harsh on your skin. Another choice is chlorine.
    3. Clean the filter monthly. Use a garden hose and spray the filter to remove any debris. You may want to use a degreaser as well. Always check your owner’s manual.
      Timesaver Tip: Save time by keeping back up filters and swapping out a clean one for the dirty. Then clean the dirty one and have it ready for the next month.
    4. Change the water completely. How often you need to do this depends on how you use your hot tub. If you are using it frequently, then you may want to drain it once a month. Infrequent use calls for less draining. You may be able to do one drain at the beginning of summer and then wait until fall for another.

Avoid Downtime with Regular Summer Spa Maintenance

Soak as much as you want, knowing everything is clean and working well when you set up a maintenance schedule. Keep in mind that a custom-made aluminum hot tub cover is one of the best investments you can make. Be-Lite Spa Covers hold up under pressure to give you the best protection. We even make them in the perfect color for your home. Use our template designer to take the correct steps for your custom fit. Don’t hesitate to call us with any questions. We are happy to help keep the good times rolling all summer long!

Contact our team today for your unique, custom-made hot tub covers online or call us at 707-864-8919