How Often to Clean Your Hot Tub


how often clean your hot tub

Maintaining a clean hot tub‍ is ‌essential for both hygiene and functionality.​ However, it does not have to be an overwhelming chore. With a consistent cleaning regimen‍ and the right tools and products, keeping your spa pristine can be‌ as straightforward as‍ maintaining your vehicle.

In this comprehensive guide, we’ll provide detailed advice on each aspect of hot tub maintenance, ⁤ensuring you know when and how to perform each task to keep your hot tub in perfect condition.

Regular Hot Tub Maintenance

Understanding‍ Spa Filter Care

The filtration ⁤system is crucial ⁣for keeping the water‍ in your hot tub clean and clear. We recommend cleaning your spa filters with a specialized filter​ cleaning solution every 1-3 weeks, depending on how frequently you use your hot tub. Never let a month pass without cleaning the filters to avoid buildup of grime and debris.

If filters⁣ appear worn out or clogged, it’s time to consider replacing them, typically after about 18 months of usage for optimal performance.

Read More: How to ⁣Clean Your Hot Tub Filters

Caring for the⁢ Hot Tub Shell

Deep clean the shell ⁤of your hot tub each time you drain it, which should occur approximately every 3-4 months. Utilize an appropriate⁤ all-purpose cleaner to address the shell surface ⁢just above the ‍waterline⁢ regularly‍ to avoid hard water stains and buildup. Using a cleaner that is compatible with your hot tub’s water chemistry is crucial to prevent any imbalance.

Managing⁤ water chemistry and investing in a quality cover can greatly ease the‌ cleaning process and​ extend the lifespan of your spa’s shell.

Learn More: How to Preserve the Beauty of Your Hot Tub Shell

Maintaining the Hot Tub Cover

The cover plays a critical role in ‍maintaining the​ temperature and cleanliness of your hot tub. Clean your hot tub cover monthly—coincide this with your filter cleaning schedule. Use an enzyme-based,‍ hot tub-safe cleaner to remove dirt from‌ both the underside and the top surface of the cover. After cleaning, apply a vinyl protectant to shield it from UV rays and ⁣weather conditions.

Further Reading: Choosing and Caring For Your Hot‌ Tub Cover

Hot Tub Panels Care

Some hot tubs, like those with ‌ThermoSpas’ ThermoBoard panelling, offer the aesthetic appeal of wood but with much less maintenance. ThermoBoard panels ‌are UV resistant and require minimal upkeep—simply hose them down occasionally to keep them looking new. There’s no need for sanding or staining as these panels are built‍ to endure⁤ the elements without warping or⁣ fading.

Discover More: Hot Tub ⁢Spa Cabinets ‌- The Rich Look of⁢ Wood

Additional Tips for Optimal Hot Tub Maintenance

  • Regular ⁣Monitoring: Always keep an eye on your hot tub’s⁤ water chemistry. Regular testing of water pH, ‍alkalinity, and sanitizer levels is crucial.
  • Seasonal Adjustments: Adjust your cleaning​ frequency and methods based on seasonal changes and usage patterns. ⁢More frequent maintenance may be necessary in summer when usage is typically higher.
  • Professional Assistance: Don’t hesitate to ‍seek professional help⁣ for maintenance tasks that go beyond your comfort zone, such as deep mechanical repairs or electrical issues.

Customer Care and Support

If you have any questions or need further assistance with your hot tub maintenance, feel free to contact our customer care team at (800) 876-0158 from Monday through Friday, 9am – 6pm, and Saturday ⁢from 9am – 1pm. We are here to support all your hot tub needs. If you’re nearby,⁢ visit our store at 155 East St., ‍Wallingford CT 06492 for personal⁣ assistance, to purchase chemicals, or pick up accessories.


Keeping your hot tub in pristine condition‌ is more straightforward than it ⁣might seem. By adhering to these maintenance practices, you’ll ensure your spa is always ⁣ready for a relaxing ‌soak. Regular care not only enhances your hot tub’s performance but also extends its ‍lifespan, providing you with many years of enjoyment.


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