We Clean Your Hot Tub Sides, Rails, Filter, Pipes and Every Nook and Cranny
A hot tub is a perfect way to relax over the summer. If you’ve got a hot tub, or you’re thinking of getting one, you need a good reputable company to clean it so you can get the most out of it. As hot tubs are meant for relaxing, the last thing you want is to have it cause you stress. Hot tubs are complex things, and there are a lot of different parts that can become clogged or damaged if you’re not careful, leading to unpleasant smells, dirty water, or a hot tub full of foam.
Each different part of your hot tub, including the water, needs a slightly different treatment, so we’ll walk you through every step of the process below. Follow our no-nonsense guide and you’ll guarantee yourself a sparkling spa session every time!
Parts of Your Hot Tub We Clean!
The surface of your tub. This is the bit you actually sit in!
Why You Need to Clean Your Tub
The surface of the tub itself will need cleaning regularly to remove dirt and limescale. Limescale will naturally build up over time, particularly in hard water areas, and will result in potentially blocked pipes (more on this later) as well as cloudy and uninviting water. Also, dirt, bits of skin, hair, fake tan, and other cosmetic products will wash off the people in the tub and can stick to the side, leading to dirty and unhygienic water as well as water lines around the edge of your tub.
How we Clean the Tub
We firstly empty the tub and spray some of the cleaner onto the whole surface of the tub, which will kill bacteria and soften grease and grime. We then then wipe off the surface of your jacuzzi with a sponge or cloth for a sparkling finish.
Tiles, Grouting, or Wood Spa Skirt
The outer shell of your hot tub may be made of tiles, wood, glass, carbon fibre, metal, or another material. They all have different standards for durability, but no matter what your hot tub housing is made of, you will need to clean it eventually.
Why We Need to Clean Your Hot Tub Casing
Water splashing onto the outer shell of your hot tub can lead the shell to become corroded. Your hot tub will generally also accumulate scuffs and marks over time anyway but also the constant sunlight can lead certain materials to warp, crack, and become discoloured if they are left uncovered.
This is what pumps the water around your hot tub, heating it up with a heating element, before pushing it out of jets into the tub to create those warm bubbles.
Why We Need to Clean Your Pump System
The pump system can get clogged with dirt and sticky layers of bacteria so will need to be flushed regularly. If you don’t, you’ll not only have dirty and potentially disease-ridden water, but you risk damaging your pipes if the pump system gets blocked.
Pipes and Jets
The pipes carry water around your hot tub, through your filter, past a heated element to heat it up, and into the jets to create your bubbles. This means that if you have problems in your pipework, it can affect every part of your hot tub!
Your hot tub filter catches particles of grease and dirt that flow through your pipes. Even if you’re keeping your pipes free from dirt and bacteria, when you actually get in your hot tub, oils and sweat from your body, as well as deodorant, makeup and so on, will wash off, which can make your water cloudy and foamy. Your filter catches these particles as they travel around your pipes to keep your water clean and clear.
Why We Need to Clean Your Hot Tub Filter
Your hot tub filter uses cartridges that fit into the filter, where they collect small particles of debris that get sucked through the pipes. Naturally, this can lead to the filter becoming clogged with dirt if it’s not cleaned regularly. If your filter is dirty, it won’t work effectively, and you’ll end up with dirty, cloudy water.
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You have a lot of machinery in your hot tub to help with water, but you still need to make things a bit easier for your hot tub to work efficiently with some hot tub chemicals. This is because, even though you can clear away limescale and filter out dirt, you can still end up with harmful bacteria in your hot tub. The acidity of your water will also need to be regulated – if your water is too acidic, it can corrode the parts of your hot tub. If it’s too alkaline, it’ll encourage limescale to form. Luckily, there’s plenty you can do to easily keep on top of this while you’re cleaning your hot tub.
When you get in your hot tub, any deodorant, makeup, or hair product you’re wearing will end up in your water along with natural things like skin cells and sweat. Your hot tub filter will catch some of these particles, but some bits of dirt are just too small to be picked up by your filter. If you leave these particles to gather they’ll result in a cloudy, dirty hot tub as well as dirtier pipes that are harder to clean. Spa Clarifier contains an agent that causes dirt particles to stick together, making it easy for your filter to pick up these dirty particles, leaving your hot tub water looking crystal clear.
Chlorine and Disinfecting Your Water
Helping keep your water free of bacteria will help you keep the rest of your pool clean, too
Spa Clarifier will keep your pool clear, but you’ll also need some chlorine granules to keep your water free of bacteria. Chlorine kills bacteria and keeps your pool fresh and clean. You probably know chlorine is used in swimming pools, but if you’re worried about it causing that chemical smell or stinging your eyes, don’t be! Chlorine doesn’t actually cause these things. It’s actually a chemical called chloramine that does, which is the result of a reaction between chlorine and urine. If you’re keeping your hot tub clean and hygienic, you won’t even notice the chlorine is in there.
You’ll also need to regulate the acidity of the water in your pool to make sure it’s at the perfect level. The acidity of your water can vary depending on where in the country you are, so make sure to pick up a cheap pH (the unit of measurement for acidity) testing kit to check what your pH levels are.
Your water should be between 7.2 And 7.6 pH. If the pH is in that range, you don’t need to do anything! If it’s too low, use some Soda Ash to increase the pH. If it’s too high, use some Sodium Bisulphate pH Reducer to decrease it.