If you think that hot tub maintenance is time-consuming, requires just as much work as a pool, think again.
Contrary to what you may have heard, it’s surprisingly simple and can take as little as 10 minutes each week. During your first 100 days of owning a Jacuzzi® brand hot tub, it’s especially important to learn the truth about taking care of your hot tub.
So here’s a handy list of the biggest debunked hot tub maintenance myths.
Top 6 Hot Tub Maintenance Myths
HOT TUB MYTH #1: Constantly getting in and out of the hot tub tracks in dirt and debris that builds up on the shell over time.
TRUTH: Unlike many bathtubs, a Jacuzzi® hot tub’s shell is impervious to bacteria and footprint stains, meaning it’s easy to keep clean. In addition, the Jacuzzi® hot tub’s filter is designed to remove any contaminants that enter the water, so there’s no need to worry about dirt and debris building up.
HOT TUB MYTH #2: The lengthy process of heating the water means it won’t be ready when I want it to be.
TRUTH: With the right settings configured, your hot tub stays heated economically 24/7, meaning it’s ready to go whenever you need to take a dip. Also if you use a hot tub cover, your hot tub will retain heat and be ready to use any time you want it.
HOT TUB MYTH #3: It’s going to be a complicated backyard chemistry experiment to keep it clean.
TRUTH: Actually, it only takes a few minutes a week to ensure that the water in your spa remains in tip-top shape. Using a test strip, check the levels of pH, Alkalinity, Calcium and your preferred sanitizer (Chlorine or Bromine). Adjust each measure by adding the right amount of each product as indicated in your owner’s manual.
HOT TUB MYTH #4: I’ll have to drain the water frequently.
TRUTH: Water changes are only recommended every 3-6 months, depending on the number of people using the hot tub and how often.
HOT TUB MYTH #5: Filter changes will be difficult, expensive and messy.
TRUTH: Access to the filter is easy on your hot tub, and they are simple and inexpensive to replace. Some of our models feature the Smart Control screen, which actually tells you when the filter needs to be a changed. Even if you don’t have it, a simple weekly check will do the trick and lengthen the life of the filter.
HOT TUB MYTH #6: I won’t use my hot tub enough to get my money’s worth when it comes to monthly maintenance and energy costs.
TRUTH: As a new owner, you’ll quickly see what most of our owners already know – your hot tub becomes part of your family’s daily routine, providing valuable relaxation time, and a long list of health benefits for even just 10 minutes a day.
And monthly energy costs are less than you think – as low as $14/month on some models. See — hot tub maintenance is that easy!
For more information on proper maintenance of your new hot tub, please visit our “Owner’s Corner.”