As the weather starts to warm up, many spa owners begin to think about getting their outdoor spaces ready for the upcoming season. Spring cleaning your spa area is an important task that will make your outdoor space look nicer and ensure that your spa is ready to use.
One of the first steps in spring cleaning the area around your hot tub is to remove any debris that may have accumulated over the winter months. This includes leaves, branches, pine cones and other things that may have fallen into the water. Removing this debris will not only make your spa look nicer, but it will also prevent clogs and other problems that can occur when debris is left to accumulate.
Use a pool skimmer or net to scoop up anything floating on the surface of the water. You may need to use a vacuum or other cleaning tool to remove debris that has sunk to the bottom of the hot tub spa.
Clean the Surfaces
Once debris is cleared away, it's important to clean the surfaces of your spa to remove any dirt or algae that may have built up over the winter months. You can use a pool brush or other cleaning tool to scrub the walls and floor to remove dirt or algae.
The shell of your spa or hot tub also should be scrubbed and possibly waxed.
Check Your Equipment
Test Water Chemistry
Before stepping into the water for the first soak of the season, it's also important to check the water chemistry to ensure that it's balanced and safe for use. You can use a water testing kit to check the pH, alkalinity, and chlorine levels in your spa water. If any of these levels are off, you may need to add chemicals to balance them out.
Spring cleaning your spa hot tub is an important task that will ensure your outdoor space is clean and safe and ready for summer enjoyment. By removing debris, cleaning the surfaces, balancing the water chemistry and inspecting your equipment, you can get your hot tub ready for months of use.
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