Time to Get Your Hot Tub Ready for Summer Fun

2 panel half circle terracottaThe summer season will soon be here, and what could be a better way to celebrate sunny days than to have a get-together with family and friends for hot tub fun?

If you already own a hot tub, it’s essential to prep it for the summer fun. It will take only a few hours to do quality draining, cleaning, and filling. Also, don’t forget to check the condition of the spa cover. Jacuzzi hot tub covers protect your watery oasis, so it’s always worth the effort of keeping yours in pristine condition. If your present vinyl cover is no longer able to protect your hot tub, replace it with a new spa cover from Be-Lite Spa Covers.

8 Steps to Get Your Hot Tub Ready for the Summer

1. Drain and clean your hot tub

Whether you’ve been doing this regularly through fall and spring season or not, it is vital to clean your tub thoroughly before you use it the first time this season. Ideally, it would be best if you were cleaning your hot tub every four months. Start by turning off the power. Then, drain your hot tub. While the tub is draining, make sure to check all the fittings – including the jets, pumps, valves, pipes, and filter casings for any built-up dirt and damage. If you find any of these parts damaged, call in a professional technician to fix them. Next, it is time to scrub down the basin.

2. Clean or install the filter

You will want to take a look at your water filter. If it’s dirty, clean it by spraying it down with filter cleaner. If it has too much dirt, you should soak it overnight. If it is damaged and needs to be replaced, be sure to do that before using it so the water will be properly filtered.

3. Refill your hot tub

Fill up your hot tub with fresh water. You should use a hose filter to reduce impurities or pour the water into the filter well (which can help reduce potential airlocks).

4. Prime your hot tub pump

Hot tubs need to be primed so that they can purge air, as air restricts the pump action. You will want to make sure that all the air is out of the lines, so priming the pump is always a good idea.

5. Add start-up chemicals and run the pump

Add the start-up chemicals. First, though, you should let the water reach about 80 degrees Fahrenheit before you add anything. After adding chemicals, turn the pump on high and let it run for about ten minutes.

6. Check your water’s chemical balance

It is a good idea to check the water’s chemical balance. Use testing strips (which you can buy from hardware stores) to check the water’s chemical balance to ensure they are at safe levels.

The goal of using chemical strips is to ensure that the water’s acid and alkaline levels (pH levels) are even. If they are not, add the appropriate chemicals to balance them out.

7. Set the water’s temperature and close it

The recommendation is to set the water’s temperature somewhere between 98 to 102 degrees Fahrenheit. Allow the water to circulate and close your hot tub with the jacuzzi cover. Keep the spa cover closed for about 24 hours.

8. Give the water one more test

Once that everything has stabilized, check your hot tub water’s pH balance again. Keep adding as chemicals as needed to get to the right pH level.

Use a replacement hot tub cover and let the summer fun continue!

You may fire up the grill and whip up those cocktails. Before you do that, prepare your hot tub to create a safe environment for all the fun that you, your family, and friends will be having during the summer.

If the current vinyl cover is worn out and needs to be replaced, install a new jacuzzi hot tub cover from Be-Lite. Our template designer is free to use to help you determine the exact size of your new cover for the perfect custom fit. Please review the template designer and if you have questions, give us a call. Be-Lite Spa Covers will always be there to help you enjoy the summer season in your hot tub haven.

Contact our team online or call us at 707-864-8919 for your custom-made replacement Jacuzzi hot tub cover today.

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