Tips for the New Hot Tub Owner!

Welcome to the wonderful world of Hot Tub Ownership! If you are reading this, chances are that you have recently purchased a Hot Tub or Swim Spa, had a relaxing soak in it and then have realized that there is more to owning a Hot Tub than just bathing. 

Hot Tub ownership can sometimes, especially in the first couple of months, feel a little bit daunting and overwhelming. This guide will help you with all you need to know! 

Shopping for Your First Hot Tub

As a first-time hot tub buyer, you might have questions for the salesperson. How many jets does the hot tub have? Do I have to use chlorine in the hot tub? Warranty? Insulation? How many seats?

Make sure that your dealer will help you from start to finish with these things, not just the initial questions. You want someone that you can call when you are stumped to ask about maintenance too! 

Tips on how to look after your Hot Tub!

1. The first tip I will give you is to read the instruction manual carefully, this isn't a small battery powered gizmo, it is a piece of equipment that can last an incredibly long time if it is taken care of in the right way. 

2. Set the Temp - The ideal temp for a hot tub is 100-102 degrees fahrenheit. This is generally the most comfortable bathing temperature. For young people, consider 100 even. 

3. Chemistry - Weekly test your water or have a service company do so! This is incredibly important!! Regular weekly testing of the water will ensure that you only have to make slight adjustments instead of only checking once a month andending up draining your water as it is too hard to fix.

Have the basic chemicals and test strips on hand and you will find a regular bit of care saves you a lot of time and money in the future. Take note of what you are using too so then you know what you will likely need next time. Want to subscribe to your favourites? 

4. Filtration - Keep your filters cleaned and maintained. A filter will generally get clogged and not filter correctly. We recommend a new filter every 6 months and in the meantime, doing a minimum of monthly cleaning using a filter revive or a hose every couple of weeks. 

5. Covers- Always use a cover when your Hot Tub is not in use. Hot Tub covers protect your water from outside materials that will make your water dirty, very quickly. Covers also insulate the water and create a better energy efficiency for your tub!  If the cover is open during the day, the UV radiation from the Sun can quickly break down the sanitizer in the water

We hope that these tips will help you through your first few months of owning a Hot Tub. At Hot Tub Outfitters, we are here to help, so let us know if you have any questions at all! Feel welcome to read through our other blogs too! 

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