Hot Tub Maintenance Tips

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Hot Tub Maintenance Tips


Cleaning Your Hot Tub

Soak in clean water by following these simple cleaning tips:

  1. For the whole hot tub: Use a mild non-abrasive, non-sudsing cleaner and a soft rag or nylon scrubber to remove dirt build-up
  2. For minor surface cleaning: Use common baking soda to clean small surface areas
  3. For hot tub pillows: Follow the instructions in your Owner’s Manual to remove and clean your hot tub pillows
  4. For vinyl covers: First remove the cover and spray it lightly with a garden hose to loosen any dirt or debris that might have built up. Then, using a mild soap solution (1 teaspoon dishwashing liquid with 2 gallons water) or baking soda, scrub the vinyl in a circular motion with a large sponge and rinse with a garden hose. Rinse the bottom of the cover without using soap, and wipe it clean with a dry rag. To condition the cover after cleaning, apply a thin film of Hot Spring Cover Shield™ product.

Helpful Hint: To keep detergent and soap residue out of your hot tub water, shower without soap before soaking in your hot tub, and instead of washing your bathing suit use the rinse cycle.

Cleaning Your Filter Cartridges

Because mineral particles or calcification from hard water can clog any water filtration system, we recommend following these light cleaning tips each month to keep your water flowing properly:

  1. Remove filters and rinse them with a high-pressure hose monthly. TriX filters can be cleaned in the dishwasher by using a hot water rinse, no detergent, and with the heat dry cycle off.
  2. Remove your filters and soak them in a solution of the Filter Cleaner pod and water. 1 filter cleaner pod will clean up to 2 filters. Let filters soak for 2-4 hours, soak longer for more soiled filters. DO NOT use filter cleaner pods in the dishwasher. It is best to let filters air dry for 24 hrs before putting them back into the tub. Consider getting a second set of filters to be able to use in the tub while the other set of filters are being cleaned or drying.

Replacing Your Hot Tub Water

  1. Drain and refill tub: Follow the instructions in your Owner’s Manual.
  2. Get pre-filter: For sparkling clean water right from the start, use the CleanScreenTM; Pre-Filter when filling your hot tub.
  3. Attach pre-filter: When using the CleanScreenTM: Pre-Filter, attach it to an ordinary garden hose to remove organic contaminants, metals like copper and iron, and tannins from your new water.

How To Winterize Your Hot Tub

Your Hot Springs Hot Tub is designed for year-round use in all climates. Ensure maximum energy efficiency in your hot tub any time of the year with these steps and click here for more Winter Tips.

  1. Buy a Winter Blanket: Keep your hot tub hot year-round, even in areas with freezing temperatures, by purchasing a Winter Blanket.
  2. Install the Winter Blanket: Install the vinyl-covered, fiberglass insulated Winter Blanket inside of the equipment compartment door, adding additional precaution against partial freezing to some of your hot tub’s components while maximizing energy efficiency.
  3. Look for wear and tear: Check that your cover is at peak performance level by looking for signs of wear and tear.
  4. Check the cover seal: Make sure the cover seal is still tight and intact so heat doesn’t escape.
  5. See if you need a replacement: If you see signs of sagging, fading or cracking, get a replacement cover.
  6. Remove snow and ice: Regularly brush snow off of your cover and splash warm water on ice rather than prying it off.
  7. Stay maintained for vacation: If you plan to leave for a few days during the winter months, keep your hot tub maintained with these tips: Adjust the pH: Before you go, adjust the pH according to the Owner’s Manual. Sanitize: Sanitize the water with super chlorination according to instructions. Lock cover: Lock down the cover to prevent access. Lock light and jets: Lock the light and jets feature on the control panel (on 1998 models). When you return: Upon your return, balance the pH and sanitize the water prior to using. If you plan to be away from home a week or longer, call your local dealer for more tips on winterizing your hot tub, or check your Owner’s Manual for additional instructions.

Keep your hot tub water clean from algae, bacteria and other unwanted impurities by maintaining a safe amount of sanitizer.  With too much sanitizer in your hot tub water; your lungs, skin and eyes may become irritated.

Refer to your Owner’s Manual for sanitizers approved for use with your hot tub. DO NOT USE tri-chlor chlorine, any type of compressed bromine or chlorine, acid or any type of sanitizer not approved for your hot tub. If in doubt, please contact us.

For any questions, please contact our Service Department at (802) 417-3097 |