To keep your hot tub running well, you must use it correctly and monitor water quality, filter condition, and cleanliness. Not only does this increase the life of your spa, it also protects the health of those using it. You need to perform some tasks every time you use the hot tub and some only once or twice a year, but all are important components of spa maintenance.
Monthly Maintenance Procedures
Each month remove the spa filter and clean it thoroughly. All this involves is removing the filter, lightly spraying it with a hose, and allowing it to dry completely before putting it back in the spa. You can also soak filters in a filter cleaner to ensure removal of all dirt and debris buildup. It’s also a good idea to have a spare filter on hand so you can use the hot tub while the cleaned filter is drying. The actual cleaning only takes 10 to 15 minutes.
One of the best ways to protect your spa is by keeping it covered when it isn’t in use. Part of ongoing hot tub maintenance includes cleaning and conditioning the cover. Why? Because damage from UV rays can lead to drying and cracking which interfere with the proper fit and protective ability of your cover. Clean both the top and underneath of the cover. It might surprise you to know the process takes less than 30 minutes from removal to reattachment.
Source: MaintainX (Community Member)