How to Maintain a Clean \u0026amp;amp; Hygenic Hot TubA hot tub is a luxurious and expensive addition to your home, providing a space for relaxation, hydrotherapy, and socialising. To get the absolute best out of your hot tub, it\u0026#39;s extremely important to keep it clean and well looked after. Regular cleaning, servicing and proper maintenance will not just ensure that your hot tub looks nice but it will also prevent water born diseases such as legionella, while maintaining the longevity of the tub.Creating a consistent cleaning routine is essential for keeping a clean hot tub.Start by making a list of daily, weekly and monthly tasks like skimming debris, such as leaves and insects if you have had the cover off the tub for a considerable length of time. This can also be done by using a hot tub vacuum, which will remove any dirt that has got in and settled on the bottom of the tub. Cleaning the filters thoroughly to remove debris such as dead skin cells and other air born debris that can make its way into the filters is very important and should be done every few weeks in a filter cleaning solution. We would advise always having a spare set of filters so that you can still use and enjoy your hot tub when the filters are soaking the solution. They should be left in the solution overnight and then thoroughly rinsed, making sure there is no solution left on them when they are placed back into the hot tub. Hot Tub Filters should be replaced at each service.Daily water testing is essential in making sure there is no bacteria in the tub, but also to protect bathers from skin irritations due to too much chlorine or not having the correct pH. This process is carried out by using Water Testing Strips. Simply dip the strip in the water and it will display a series of colours, match the colours up to the colours on the test strip bottle and you will see if you have the correct chemical levels in your tub. Levels can be adjusted by adding pH Plus or pH Minus to the tub to achieve the correct levels. Maintaining correct chemical levels will also help to protect the tub itself, and ensure longevity. Carrying out a water refresh is very important to maintaining a healthy hot tub. The tub should be completely drained and cleaned using a solution such as Tile \u0026amp;amp; Liner Cleaner to remove any marks within the tub and also marks around the water line. The tub should then be refilled with clean fresh water and chemically balanced to the correct levels of pH and sanitiser. Once heated up your tub is ready to be used again. We would advise a complete water refresh and clean of the shell every 8 weeks or so, depending on how often the tub is used and how many bathers regularly use the tub. The cover on your hot tub is one of the most important parts, as this is what helps keep the heat within the tub and also keeps the tub free from debris when it is not being used. You should regularly clean the cover with a cloth and warm water, removing any dirt. The cover should also be protected against UV rays, to ensure that it doesn’t become discoloured and worn. We would advise using Shine \u0026#39;n\u0026#39; Protect which is a product that is specifically meant for a hot tub cover, protecting it from harmful UV rays and maintaining its lifespan.There are certain rules that should be carried out before entering a hot tub, such as never wearing fake tan. Not only will this leave an unsightly line around the water line and possibly cloud the water, but the chemicals in the tan can alter the water chemistry meaning that bacteria can be allowed to grow within the water. Bathers should always be encouraged to shower off any lotions, deodorants or make-up before entering the tub to prevent build up entering the filters.By ensuring all of the above is adhered to, you will be able to enjoy a debris free, hygienic, relaxing soak each time you enter the hot tub.We have leaflets that explain how to clean your tub and look after the water chemistry. Call us to find out more.