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How Much Maintenance Will My Hot Tub Require?

Updated: Aug 2, 2023

One of the main reasons people choose not to buy a hot tub is because they are concerned

about maintenance. Well, we have good news for you – hot tubs have come a long way when it

comes to advancements in hot tub maintenance and water care!

At Aqua Spa Supplies, we pride ourselves on offering the best hot tub accessories and advice

you need to keep your spa in top condition. Read on to learn more about how easy it is to own

and enjoy a hot tub of your very own.

Hot Tub Water Care Requirements

If you are concerned that being a spa owner means you will need a PhD in water chemistry –

fear not! Hot tub water care really comes down to just a few simple steps: balance the water at

start-up, and ensure there is a certain amount of sanitiser in the spa water before each use.

With new advancements in water care, you can dramatically reduce the amount of time you

spend adding chemicals to your spa, and you can reduce weekly maintenance down to just a

simple dip of a spa test strip once a week. Our showrooms are experts in this area and can

show you how quick and easy water care can be.

Caring for your hot tub filters

Your hot tub will have anywhere from 1 to 5 filters that need to be cleaned on occasion. We

recommend that you rinse the filters once a month, and do a deep clean (which requires

soaking them in a bucket) every couple of months. Aqua Spa Supplies offer a range of filters

including EGO3 filters; a reusable hot tub filter that filtrates the spa water more efficiently, while

reducing maintenance and costs.

Draining and Refilling the Spa

After you use your spa a lot, there will come a time where the water just doesn’t look quite as

crystal clear and sparkling clean. If the water is balanced, and you’ve been following the

recommended steps for water care, then it may be time to drain the spa, fill it, and start over


If you choose a hot tub with a floor drain, the process of draining the spa is very easy. Simply

remove the cap from the drain, attach a garden hose, and open the drain valve. Once the hot

tub is drained, now is a great time to clean the spa shell. (Be sure to use a product specifically

designed for cleaning your spa’s shell, as it cannot stand up to harsh chemical cleaning

products.) Once the hot tub is drained and cleaned, you will close the drain and refill the spa

again using a garden hose. Then you will have to wait for the water to reheat.

This whole process may take up to a full day to complete, depending on the size of your spa.

If you would like more information about the best hot tub chemicals for your spa, visit our

website today.

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