With the cooler weather coming, it might be time to think about draining and cleaning your hot tub to prepare it for the winter months ahead. It is always a good idea to endure hot tub cleaning Raleigh 3-4 times a year to guarantee that you are soaking in clean, clear water and to minimize the amount of time and money you spend on keeping the water safe and balanced. Rising Sun Pools and Spas is here with a step by step guide on how to properly clean your hot tubs.
When preparing to do any hot tub cleaning Raleigh, it is helpful to use a rinse to clean and degrease the interior plumbing in your hot tub. This also prevents the build-up of calcium and other gunk that can have a negative effect on the way your hot tub runs. To do this, remove filters and headrests, then add your rinse. Run the jets of your hot tub for up to 2 hours to allow the cleaner to circulate through the plumbing. Turn the diverter valves to the middle, all of the air controls off or anti-clockwise to ensure the rinse works as effectively as possible. After completing these steps, you are ready to drain your hot tub.
First, make sure to switch the power off after completing the rinse. There are multiple models of hot tubs that Rising Sun Pools and Spas offers, so to make sure you are draining yours correctly, look in your users manual or contact Rising Sun for help.
No matter what series of hot tub you have, the hot tub cleaning Raleigh process should be similar. Attach the provided hose to the drain line or valve, and the hot tub’s water should being to drain. To make the process even faster, you can purchase a small submersible pump, which is particularly helpful during the colder months, to keep the draining operation quick! Don’t worry about the small amount of water left in the bottom, this can be removed with a Shop-Vac or left alone because the amount of water left should have little to no impact on the fresh, clean water you are about to put in.
After draining, it is time to give the outer and inner shell of your hot tub a deep and thorough cleanse. While you can use excessive cleaning products on your machine, all it really needs is hot water and a bit of white vinegar. The use of harsh cleaning products can result in foamy water when you go to refill and use your hot tub again after cleaning. Drench the tub with the vinegar water combination and gently scrub the area. Make sure to check your filters, and clean them if necessary. During this hot tub cleaning Raleigh process, it is also a great time to pay extra attention to your hot tub cover, as it may be on top of your freshly cleaned spa for a few months if it is cold enough outside. After a little elbow grease and a deep cleanse, it is now time to refill your hot tub.
Once everything is nice and clean, start the refilling process by placing the hose into the filler well so the new water runs through the pipes to prevent airlocks when restarting. Once the hot tub is filled up, you can turn the power on to begin heating up the new water, but make sure not to turn the power to the hot tub on before the water level is over the filter. Add build up preventatives to the clean water, and wait at least 5 hours before testing the water to make sure the chemicals are balanced correctly. Once you add in water sanitizer, you are done with your hot tub cleaning Raleigh, and are ready to relax!
Hot tub cleaning companies like Rising Sun Pools & Spas want to make sure you, your family, and your guests are safe at all times when cleaning your hot tubs, and handling the chemicals. If you have any further questions or concerns about cleaning your hot tubs effectively and safely, contact Rising Sun Pools & Spa today for all of your inground pools, above ground pool service, and hot tubs Raleigh needs!