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A Hot Tub Rookie’s Guide to Cleaning Your Hot Spring Spa

Avoid these beginner mistakes when cleaning your Hot Spring tub

You dreamed of becoming a hot tub owner, and the day has finally come. Now that your luxurious new Hot Spring hot tub is actually sitting on your deck or patio, the realization hits you…You have to take on the responsibility of caring for your investment.

You may have read your owner’s manual and have an idea of what is required, but how do you avoid making beginner mistakes when cleaning your Hot Spring hot tub? You want your new Hot Spring hot tub to last a long time (20 years or more), and it will, particularly when you pay attention to a few important details. So if you are a hot tub rookie, it’s important to follow these guidelines for cleaning your hot tub.

Have the Right Hot Tub Cleaning Supplies on Hand

It is important to have the right cleaning supplies on hand when cleaning your Hot Spring hot tub. Basic cleaning supplies include a garden hose, skimmer net, bleach, vinegar, hot tub cleaner, filter cleaner, brush, sponges, and towels.

You will need to purchase your hot tub chemicals and test strips from your local hot tub dealer. If you are in the DFW area, that would be Texas Hot Tub Company!

Keep to a Weekly Cleaning Schedule

For the long life of your hot tub, you must keep to a regular weekly cleaning schedule. Your cleaning routine includes skimming any debris from the surface of the water, scrubbing the walls and waterline of the hot tub, and giving the shell and cover of the hot tub a once over with your sponge and cleaning solution.

Rinse Your Filter When Cleaning Your Hot Spring Tub

Rinse your hot tub filter each week using your garden hose. Every couple of weeks, spray the filter with a hot tub filter cleaner and rinse well afterward. When you drain and refill your hot tub, soak your filter in a 5-gallon bucket of fresh water. This will get rid of any stubborn bits and prolong the life of the filter.

Drain and Refill Your Hot Spring Hot Tub Every 3-4 Months

It is recommended that you drain and refill your Hot Spring hot tub every 3 to 4 months. This will give you an opportunity not only to replace the old water with fresh but be able to get at the walls and interior of the hot tub to give it a thorough cleaning, as well.

Know How To Balance Your Hot Tub Chemicals

At Texas Hot Tub Company, we know that it is important for new hot tub owners to get up to speed on chemical testing and balancing. Our showrooms have the top-quality chemicals and test strips you need to do the job.

This is not an area where you want to scrimp and economize. Purchasing the best quality products for your new Hot Spring hot tub is a big part of properly caring for it.

Best of all, the professional staff at Texas Hot Tub Company are happy to walk you through the products, methods, and procedures that will ensure that your hot tub water is a clear sparkling blue when you want to use it.

Replace Your Cover When Needed

Your hot tub cover has several important jobs. It keeps energy costs lower by holding the heat in your spa water. It keeps out debris and prevents evaporation. To keep your Hot Spring hot tub working at its best, you will want to maintain your cover and replace it when necessary.

When cleaning your Hot Spring tub, get in the habit of inspecting the cover regularly and notice if it is waterlogged, cracked, faded, or saggy. Don’t place heavy objects on it. When you maintain your hot tub cover, your hot tub will thank you by giving you years of outstanding service.

Enjoy your luxurious hot tub for years to come by taking care to avoid these beginner mistakes when cleaning your Hot Spring hot tub. You have chosen a Hot Spring spa because you know it will give you the most for your money. Maintaining your hot tub isn’t hard work or complicated, and making an effort to care for it properly will ensure that your investment lasts 20 years or more. The professionals at Texas Hot Tub Company are here with the products, knowledge, and advice to help you make that happen.


The 2019 Limelight Collection Owner’s Manual will help you understand your spa’s features, and answer questions you might have regarding spa operation, water care, and maintenance. There is also a troubleshooting section included for your convenience.  

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