Inflatable Hot Tub Cleaning Tips

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  • 2-4 hours
  • Beginner
  • 20-100

An inflatable hot tub provides all the pleasure and joy of a permanently installed model but requires less maintenance and attention to keep it operating at its best. Here are some tips on keeping your inflatable hot tub clean.

Tip 1 - Empty Tub Regularly

One of the easiest ways to keep your inflatable hot tub clean is to empty it on a regular basis. Because it's so easy, you don't need to keep it filled like a regular hot tub. The need for constant adjustment to the various chemical levels in the water will reduce the accumulation of dissolved solids. If you are going to keep the tub full for lengthy periods, remember that there is less water in the inflatable tub and it will require changing more often anyway. If your tub sees regular, daily use you should consider changing the water every week.

Tip 2 - Install a Water Softener

If you change the hot tub water regularly and refill with softened water you will find that you do not need to worry about using water testing kits and chemicals. This will place less strain on the filters and reduce the maintenance of your tub.

Tip 3 - Clean the Tub when Empty

Every time you empty the tub you should clean all surfaces with warm soapy water and a soft cloth. The material that the tub is made of is much more durable than the rigid materials used in standard tubs and does not need special cleaners. All you need to be aware of is not using abrasive cleaners. Rinse the pool to get rid of the soapy water when you have finished.

Tip 4 - Before Using an Inflatable Hot Tub

You should shower or bathe before using any hot tub. With an inflatable hot tub, this will increase the life of the filters and help keep the water quality good without the use of chemicals.

Tip 5 - Keep the Hot Tub Covered

Simply keeping the hot tub cover in place can exclude a lot of the debris that is airborne and settles on the water or into an empty tub every day. The cover will also help keep the water warmer longer so that the tub will take less time to warm up.

Also, the cover will probably cause any water vapor to condense and drip back into the tub. This will reduce the risk of solids, like calcium, precipitating out of the water and minimize that damp atmosphere that usually surrounds a hot tub.

Tip 6 - Change or Clean the Filter Regularly

The filter has the greatest effect on the cleanliness of the hot tub and the water it contains. Change or clean the filters according to the manufacturer’s instructions.

There are many advantages to using an inflatable hot tub–especially if you are not using it every day. An inflatable hot tub can represent a significant saving in both time and money while still delivering a warm, invigorating massage.