Hot Tub Questions – Weekly Hot Tub Maintenance
Shocks. Most hot tubs or spas need to be shocked once per week. “Shocking your water” means you are using a high concentration of bromine or chlorine to remove or burn off the bacteria and organic matter from the water. Shocking the water keeps the water clean and comfortable. Just remember to remove your hot tub cover completely and leave it off for one hour after adding shocks to the water.
Clean filter. Remove your hot tub filters and rinse it off using high pressure water or a filter cleaner wand. This will wash away any debris and ensure your hot tub or spa filter works properly. You also want to chemically clean the filter once per month with a filter cleaner and degreaser. This will prolong the life of your filter and keep it working to its full potential. To save time, clean your filter while you’re shocking the water.
Change your Water. You will want to change your water every 30 – 90 days depending on the amount and type of usage. If your water exceeds 1500 TDS you will want to change your hot tub water as well.