The Biggest Hot Tub Maintenance Myths Debunked

Posted by Kris Kemp on

If you think that hot tub maintenance is time-consuming, requires just as much work as a pool, think again. Contrary to what you may have heard, it’s surprisingly simple and can take as little as 10 minutes each week. During your first 100 days of owning a Jacuzzi brand hot tub, it’s especially important to learn the truth about taking care of your hot tub, so here’s a handy list of the biggest debunked hot tub maintenance myths.

✖MYTH: Constantly getting in and out of the hot tub tracks in dirt and debris that builds up on the shell over time.
✓TRUTH: Unlike many bathtubs, a Jacuzzi® hot tub’s shell is impervious to bacteria and footprint stains, meaning it’s easy to keep clean.

✖ MYTH: The lengthy process of heating the water means it won’t be ready when I want it to be.
✓ TRUTH: With the right settings configured, your hot tub stays heated economically 24/7, meaning it’s ready to go whenever you need to take a dip.

✖ MYTH: It’s going to be a complicated backyard chemistry experiment to keep it clean.
✓ TRUTH: Actually, it only takes a few minutes a week to ensure that the water in your spa remains in tip-top shape. Using a test strip, check the levels of pH, Alkalinity, Calcium and your preferred sanitizer (Chlorine or Bromine). Adjust each measure by adding the right amount of each product as indicated in your owner’s manual.

✖ MYTH: I’ll have to drain the water frequently.
✓ TRUTH: Water changes are only recommended every 3-6 months, depending on usage…

✖ MYTH: Filter changes will be difficult, expensive and messy.
✓ TRUTH: Access to the filter is easy on your hot tub, and they are simple an inexpensive to replace. Some of our models feature the Smart Control screen, which actually tells you when the filter needs to be a changed. Even if you don’t have it, a simple weekly check will do the trick and lengthen the life of the filter.

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