Congratulations on buying your first hot tub! We know that being a new hot tub owner is not only exciting, but can also feel a little bit overwhelming at first. There’s no need to worry though. Taking care of your hot tub and enjoying it to the fullest extent is easy to do, especially after reading some helpful information. We’ve compiled a handful of tips to help you both maximize your enjoyment and maintain your hot tub.
1. Invest in a high quality hot tub cover
Along with keeping your spa safe from the outside environment, a well-insulated and high quality hot tub cover saves you a significant amount in energy costs by keeping your water warm. Good news: if you bought a ThermoSpas® hot tub, you’ve already invested in a great cover.
2. Stick to a regular cleaning routine
As long as you regularly sanitize and clean your spa and its filters, maintaining your hot tub will be easy. All you have to do is follow our hot tub cleaning schedule here to keep your spa looking and functioning as good as new.
3. Keep the temperature consistent
If you have a well insulated hot tub and cover, it actually costs less to keep your water temperature consistent than it does to heat up cool water when you use your hot tub regularly. Instead of turning down the heat after you’re done using your hot tub for the day, just make sure to secure your cover.
4. Protect your cover with cover conditioner
After you’ve invested in a high quality hot tub cover, you’ll want to make sure you’re doing everything you can to make it last for as long as possible. Use a cover conditioner to protect your cover from UV rays and keep it from hardening and cracking.
5. Always have extra swimsuits and towels for your guests
Whether your friends forget to bring their hot tub attire or they spontaneously want to use your hot tub while they are at your house, you’ll quickly learn why it’s important to have extra swimsuits, towels and robes for your guests to use.
6. Use cleaning tools to save you time and effort
7. Keep your hot tub chemicals dry and out of extreme temperatures
If your chemicals get wet or are exposed to very hot or cold temperatures, they will begin degrading and may not work properly. Make sure to follow this guide when deciding where to store your hot tub chemicals.
8. Soak in your hot tub two hours before bed to get better night’s sleep
Bathing in warm waters for 20 minutes before bed can help put you into a deep sleep, says Joyce Walsleben, PhD, associate professor at New York University School of Medicine. If you have sleeping problems, your hot tub may be the perfect natural remedy.
9. Turn on economy mode while you’re on vacation
If you’re worried about what to do with your hot tub while you’re out of town, don’t sweat it! ThermoSpas® hot tubs feature an economy mode, which lowers the water temperature by 15 degrees when you turn it on, and heats it right back up to its original temperature when you turn it off.
We hope these tips help you get the most out of your hot tub! For more information on how to enjoy your hot tub, check out our Ultimate Guide to Hot Tubs. If you have any more questions, feel free to contact a ThermoSpas representative at 1-800-876-0158.