Whether you have a FROG sanitizing your hot tub water or another method, there are a few essentials that all hot tubs need to maintain clean, clear water.
The good news is that caring for and maintaining your hot tub is not an everyday chore. Simple monthly and annual tasks will keep it performing at its optimal level so you work less, relax more and even save some money.
Clean the Filter Cartridge
|This should be done at least monthly. There are several products on the market that you can buy to soak the filter in overnight and hose off the next day. These cleaners remove all dirt, grease, soap and oil from the cartridges. Many people have a clean filter cartridge ready to go and use that while the old one is soaking. This recycling also helps the cartridges last longer.
Clean the Hot Tub Cover
The goal here is to prevent cracking of your spa cover that can allow water to get in and cause mildew. Again there are many vinyl cleaners that your dealer can recommend to keep the material supple and to protect it from the sun where harmful ultraviolet rays can damage the top coat of the spa cover.
Periodically Drain and Refill
Draining your tub is a necessity, with most dealers recommending it be done every 3-4 months. With FROG hot tub products, we find many of our users can go longer than that as we eliminate cyanuric acid build up that occurs with spas using Dichlor and causes the chlorine to be less effective which leads to cloudy water and smelly odors.
Flush Plumbing System
||When you drain the hot tub, you should clean the surface well but don’t forget the plumbing that you can’t see. That’s where dirt and contaminants can build up so you need a spa purge or flush product that cleans out the pipes just prior to draining the hot tub. You will find your fresh water stays clearer longer after you have purged the lines of the film that collects there.
Hot tub maintenance is easy for the do-it-yourselfer when you have the right products. Ask your local FROG dealer for the products they recommend to keep your hot tub going for years to come.