on March 21, 2014 in Care & Maintenance
Here it comes, just around the corner, spring is on its way and I know we’re all dying for a little warmth. If you winterized your hot tub to not, there are some good measures to take in the beginning of spring to prepare yourself for the warmer seasons. Here are a list of tips and instructions to best prepare your hot tub for the spring.
A Full Flush
Whether you use your hot tub all year or need to winterize it, the spring time is a great chance to revitalize your hot tub and get it in top shape for the upcoming warmer months. To do that, you’ll want to drain and refill your hot tub, if it’s year round tub. Or for a winterized tub, perform a system flush. During the winter months, residue and dirt can build up inside the plumbing. It’s a good idea to fully flush your lines before filling your hot tub for good. Check your owner’s manual on the proper way to flush your lines.
If you winterized your hot tub, you’ll want to reattach any/all components before flushing the lines. However, more goes into an inspection of all hot tub elements. This is a time to confirm all parts of your hot tub are functional and working efficiently.
Pay close attention to any areas that may be leaking. If you see any signs of water in areas that should be dry, don’t hesitate to inspect further and possibly call a technician. Leaking hot tubs cause a lot more damage when the leak becomes a serious problem, not just a minor inconvenience.
Take a look at your spa filters, and mechanics behind the panels of your tub. Look for any damage or fraying. Anything that looks out of the ordinary, or has a sense of damage requires a closer inspection. The only thing worse than finding damage in your hot tub, is discovering the damage halfway through your first relaxing night under the stars. Don’t hesitate to scrutinize and make sure all of your hot tub parts are looking good and in working order.
An Atmosphere Clean
While you’re flushing, draining, and refilling your hot tub, take some time for a little yard maintenance around your spa. Or if you’re inside, a little spring cleaning in the spa’s room. Make sure pathways to the hot tub are cleared away and safe for walking barefoot. It may be time to pull a few dying plants from the ground and replacing them with something a little more vibrant. Also consider setting up lights to guide the path and create a great ambience around your hot tub if you haven’t already.
While waiting for your hot tub to refill and flush, you can also start conditioning the other parts of your hot tub, especially your hot tub cover. Use ThermoSpas Cover Conditioner and Spa Cover Wipes to give your cover not only the shine it needs, but the protection to help it last for years to come.
As well, wipe down the exterior cabinetry to remove and dirt and debris from the harsh winter months. With ThermoSpas cabinetry, no chemicals are needed to clean and maintain the wood, instead a quick hose down and a wipe from a clean sponge or rag is all that’s needed.
The Jet Check and More
Once your water is finally filled for good, start by adding the recommended chemicals to your water (see next step for full instruction). As those take some time to circulate, you can now check your hot tub’s system to guarantee all parts are working.
Start by checking all of the buttons and components of your control panel, making sure that each button is functional. Next, turn on all jets, and check one by one that they’re working at full force. Remember, that jets can be switched off by twisting the face of the jet. If a jet is not working, make sure to try and open the jet by twisting the front face.
As well, check that your ThermOzone ozonator is working properly, your filters are functioning, and all pumps are in working order. By the time you’ve checked all of these components, you should be ready to move onto your final step:
You may be a little rusty if you winterized your hot tub, but you’ll need to start checking your chemical balances to first understand what might need adjusting. Then, add your proper chemicals to balance your hot tub.
You should not add all your chemicals at the same time. That is why it is good to start adding, and switch to checking the components of your hot tub for functionality so you can allow time for your chemicals to disperse.
With all of those steps in place, you’re ready to enjoy your hot tub for the coming year. Make sure to check back to ThermoSpas blog to keep updated on your yearly maintenance suggestions as well as fun party and entertainment tips for you and the whole family. If you have any questions, don’t hesitate to contact ThermoSpas today.
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