There’s a lot to keep track of in our busy lives, and anyone—from a seasoned hot tub veteran to a brand-new jacuzzi owner—can fall behind on necessary maintenance. That’s why Hot Tub Service Pros of Philadelphia is here to make your life easier! We can schedule regular maintenance for you so that you don’t have to worry about keeping your hot tub in top shape.
The three main aspects of hot tub maintenance are circulation, scrubbing, and filtration. Our highly skilled techs will first ensure that your hot tub is circulating water properly throughout the entire system; they might add in some cleaning powder, etc. to remove any residue that has built up from detergents, oils, soaps, or lotions that would wash off of anyone soaking in the spa. They’ll also scrub your spa down (we offer a separate cleaning service for a really good deep clean!), and finally they’ll check your filters. Hot tub filters require regular rinsing and spraying in order to be as effective as possible, and occasionally they even need to be soaked in a chemical cleanser.
Not all filters need the same level of cleaning all the time, so our techs are trained to identify which method of cleaning will be most efficient for your hot tub’s needs. If it happens that your filters need to be replaced (which should happen roughly once a year), then we can take care of that on the spot.
During our maintenance service our techs will also be able to evaluate the state of your hot tub and identify any potential concerns. If there’s any problems that need to be addressed, then we’ll be sure to let you know.
Hot tubs are a great way to relax, but if they aren’t cleaned on a regular basis, then they can get pretty gross in a hurry. Luckily, Hot Tub Service Pros is more than happy to take care of this chore for you! Our cleaning service involves a general scrubbing of the interior and exterior, removal of the scum line, and a thorough examination for any mildew or cracks. We can also flush your pipes and tubes if needed. Filter replacement is available at an additional price.
One of the biggest misconceptions that a lot of novice hot tub owners have is the assumption that the chemistry of their hot tub is similar to that of a swimming pool. In actuality, your hot tub more closely resembles a sealed tank of water; the pH of the water won’t affect the plastic shell in the same way it would the plaster finish in a swimming pool. In fact, it is much more likely that you would cause damage by overusing cleaning chemicals in your hot tub, rather than neglecting to monitor your water’s pH or hardness.
However, while water pH is a much smaller concern for hot tub owners, that comes at the cost of having to be much more mindful about bacteria. The average temperature for hot tub water (around 100oF) is smack-dab in the ideal breeding range for bacteria. The excess of dead skin cells, loose hair, and oil from our skin that come off in the hot water also all serve as food for this bacteria. But not to worry; this is taken care of easily enough by monitoring the sanitizer level before every soak.
Finally, it is important to remember that a hot tub contains much less water than a swimming pool, and therefore will have a more difficult time diluting overdoses of chemicals than a pool will. You must be very mindful of how much sanitizer, etc. you are putting into the water at all times.
If you would like help with your hot tub maintenance, or just think your hot tub is due for a good scrub-down, then give Hot Tub Service Pros a call today! You can also fill out our online form for a free quote!