Is this your first time cleaning a hot tub all by yourself? Are you unsure about what to do next? If the answer to these questions is yes, we have something for you to fix your problems. Hot tubs are expensive installments, and we want to be careful while handling them. If you are a regular user of hot tubs in Ottawa, you must know how easily these tubs can get dirty over time.
After a certain point, all hot tubs need a thorough cleaning and inspection to ensure they function smoothly and last long. However, we cannot pour random cleaning concoctions into the hot tubs or scrub them too hard to damage their quality. We must know what we are doing or take help from experts to clean the tubs correctly.
If you want to try safe cleaning methods for your hot tub, here are a few tested methods that may prove helpful. Read the points and see if you can carry out the procedures or not.
Methods to Properly Clean your Hot tub in Ottawa
Switch off Power Supply and Drain the Hot Tub
Since hot tubs often run at high temperatures, they soon become the home sweet home for several moulds, fungi, bacteria and other harmful microorganisms. This is what you need to do to keep the microorganisms at bay.
- Before draining the hot tub, do not forget to turn off the power of the hot tub at the circuit breaker. It is safe not to pump or drain the water while the plug is still in.
- To ensure none of these contaminants settle on the inner walls of your hot tub, it’s crucial to thoroughly wash the lines with a suggested hot tub cleaner before draining the water.
- Lastly, drain your hot tub as per the manufacturer’s instructions.
Tip: Doing this monthly will keep your hot tub safe from bacterial invasion.
Gently Clean the Insides of the Hot Tub
Once your hot tub is empty, gently spray the interior of the hot tub with water and apply a recommended hot tub cleaner. It is best to ask your hot tub installers what kind of cleaners are best to clean hot tubs. You do not want to clean your hot tub with a random cleaner and ruin the quality of the hot tub. Specially created hot tub cleaners are formulated to eliminate grime efficiently and help make the washing process more manageable.
Please note that the exterior covering or the shell of your hot tub is designed to bear the grime build up. Therefore it can be gently cleaned and washed with warm water. You can also similarly clean your hot tub cover.
Tip: We highly recommend wearing protective gloves and aprons while cleaning your hot tub. Please double-check the plug and ensure it is plugged out.
Gently Detach and Clean Hot Tub Filters
When you have successfully washed, wiped and cleaned your hot tub from head to toe, it’s time to remove and wash your tub filters. Periodically cleaning the filters is extremely important as the filters are responsible for removing grime and bacteria from your hot tub. It does not take long for bacteria to spread over the hot tub. The filters keep bacterial growth in check. Here is what needs to be done:
- Carefully remove your hot tub filters if they have been used for more than a year. If your hot tub filters are comparatively new, clean them with water from your garden hose. After the washing is done, wipe them with a recommended hot tub cleaner and rinse well. It is best not to use a brush or anything that scrubs the filters too hard.
- If you want to clean it further, you can use a hot tub chlorine washer to disinfect your filters. It effectively eliminates any buildup. Lastly, adequately cleaned with fresh water.
Tip: While some filters are more accessible to fix than others, we advise you to click a picture of your filter in place before you detach it. This helps to reinstall the filter after the cleaning is done.
Fill your Hot Tub with Water
Once your hot tub is sparkling clean, it’s time to refill your hot tub with fresh water. It is best to use a garden hose to fill your filter well. Ensure that the water flows smoothly through the filters and serves the hot tub with clean water.
Lastly, plug in and turn on the power to start heating the water in the hot tub.
Add Chemicals to the Hot Tub Water
If you wish, you can also add chemicals to the hot tub to ensure the water is clean and pollutant free for a long time. We advise you to take the help of experts as the wrong chemicals may harm your hot tub quality.
Try to Maintain as Regularly as Possible
Lastly and most importantly, we highly recommend you inspect your hot tub regularly and do periodic cleaning of the tub. If left on its own for a long time, the hot tub may develop moulds or fungus that will pollute the water and cause irreparable damage to the tub. Try following the above mentioned recommendations as regularly as possible to ensure long-lasting results.
Where to Find Installers for Hot Tub Installation in Ottawa?
If you want to install low maintenance and long-lasting hot tub with the best in-built features, you must only rely on the services of Northern Spas experts. We are a highly renowned hot tub installation company in Toronto with more than 25 years of experience creating high-quality hot tubs in Ottawa. Our installers are well-trained, dedicated and fully equipped to execute your dream hot tub installation. Contact us today at 905-503-0049 or drop a mail at email@example.com.