How to Prepare Your Hot Tub for Summer

April 4, 2023 / Elicia Allott

Summer will be here before you know it which means it’s time to get your hot tub ready for the season. Hot tubs require maintenance to ensure it stays in tip-top shape and proper maintenance can help extend its life and ensure its functionality. Preparing your hot tub for summer can seem like an overwhelming task, but it’s a simple process that can be broken down into a few easy steps. In this blog, we’ll give you our expert insights on how to get your hot tub summer-ready.

Get Your Hot Tub Serviced

Your hot tub may have been sitting idle all winter, which means it’s possible that some of its components may have deteriorated or broken down. Getting your hot tub serviced before summer helps to identify any problems and have them fixed, ensuring that your hot tub runs efficiently and effectively. At Miami Spas we offer different Service Options. If you are wanting your hot tub serviced before summer, you can Book Online or Call Us on 01246 559071.

Check Your Hot Tub Cover

Hot tub covers protect your tub from dirt, debris, and prevent evaporation. As the seasons change, inspect your cover for tears, leaks, or cracks. If you spot any, you may have to replace your hot tub cover. A damaged cover can also cause your hot tub to use more energy, leading to higher energy bills. It’s better to be safe than sorry and make sure your hot tub cover is in good condition.

Check Your Hot Tub Water Chemistry

Maintaining the correct water chemistry ensures that your hot tub stays safe and clean for use. Check the pH levels, chlorine levels, and total alkalinity of your hot tub water before use. If your levels are imbalanced, add the necessary chemicals to get them back to proper levels.

Check and Clean Your Filters

Filters help prevent debris from clogging your hot tub’s pumps and heating elements, helping extend its life. Cleaning and replacing your hot tub filters is essential in maintaining water quality. Before you refill your hot tub, take out the filter and give it a good scrub. Replace the filter if necessary, you can purchase a new hot tub filter here.

Refill and Heat Up Your Hot Tub

After cleaning, inspecting and replacing as needed, you are ready to refill your hot tub. Once full, start it up and allow the water to heat up. Do not turn on the jets until the water is 100% heated. Hot tubs are a great way to relax and unwind in the summer evenings, so make sure your hot tub is ready to use by the time you’re ready to enjoy it.

Preparing your hot tub for summer is a necessary step to ensure it lasts for years to come. By following our expert tips on servicing, checking your hot tub cover, having the right pH levels, checking and cleaning your filters, refilling and heating your hot tub, you are ready for a perfect summer soak. Remember to stay on top of your hot tub maintenance for an enjoyable and safe experience. Enjoy your hot tub all summer long, and happy soaking!