Owning a hot tub or spa is one of life’s greatest luxuries. In addition to the relaxing mental benefits of a hot tub, there are physical health benefits of a hot tub as well that can improve your life and longevity. One 20 year study of Finnish men even found that frequent sauna baths can have an impact on how long you ultimately live.
If you already own a hot tub and are enjoying the many benefits that come with it, the next most important thing to consider is hot tub maintenance. Proper hot tub maintenance can significantly affect the lifespan of your unit and its overall quality during that time. No sense in owning a hot tub and not being able to take advantage of the many benefits just because you didn’t perform regular hot tub maintenance.
Here are three tips to keep in mind for successful hot tub maintenance.
- Preventative: One of the keys to keeping a hot tub clean and functioning is to eliminate as many potential problems before they even happen. Showering before you get in helps, but you may not want to use soap as this can stay with you and travel into the hot tub’s water. A good rinse to clean off excess dirt and oil should do the trick.
Also, having a professional look at any issues that come up early is a good way to prevent a bigger, likely more expensive problem from arising.
- Regular Upkeep: No matter how hard you try, your hot tub will get dirty and require general hot tub maintenance from time to time. Changing out the water, scrubbing the sides, and replacing any filters should all be things that go without saying, but it’s important to note and ensure that you make this a regular thing even if you’re not using the hot tub very often.
- Modern Advances: There are always innovations being made no matter what industry you’re in and hot tubs are no different. One of the more recent trends in hot tub maintenance is the move towards Ozone (O3) instead of chlorine to help keep the water clean. Ozone is 3,000 times more effective than chlorine and doesn’t leave any waste/byproducts afterwards.
Approximately 21 million households owned a hot tub, pool, or spa in the U.S. as of Spring 2014. If you’re one of them, follow these tips to ensure a long and healthy life for your unit.