When giving your home a deep spring cleaning, don’t hesitate to remind any messy children that even rattlesnakes clean up their rooms. They do! Not to mention, birds, bees, ants, etc. are all strict about keeping their living space clean.
So, let’s talk spring cleaning. Hot Tub cleaning that is.
It may be out of sight outdoors, but your hot tub is, indeed, another “room” where the family gathers. It’s also a space that the family can clean together.
Of course, Best Hot Tubs maintenance techs (see below for contact info) are ready and able to handle this spring cleaning job for you, getting you ready for summer-long fun.
But if you want to handle this deep cleaning project on your own — or as part of a family project — we have some tips for you today.
Clean Your Hot Tub Plumbing
After prolonged regular spa use, dirt and other pollutants can build up in a hidden spot — the hot tub plumbing. Yes, even in Bullfrog Spas, which boast 90 percent less of this equipment.
The good news is there is a new water care system that reaches these hidden problems. It’s a hot tub cleanse that works from the inside out.
It’s called “Hot Tub Serum – Total Clean WaterCare System, and it does an extraordinary job.
This is a two part cleansing system: the first part purges and removes unwanted organic matter that has built up in the pipes; the second part of the treatment is a liquid maintenance product used to reduce the reoccurrence of organic build up.
Some who have used this product suggest that when refilling the hot tub, it’s wise to put a filter on the hose — or at a minimum let the hose run water for a bit so as to spill off any minerals or contaminants that have built up in the hose.
“People do not realize that a hose that lies on the ground all summer will develop a biofilm and bacteria just like a hot tub,” says the owner of the hot tub serum system, Mark Henderson.
“We suggest having a clean separate hose that is kept dry indoors and used only to fill the tub.”
Bill Renter, owner of Best Hot Tubs adds that a purge should be done every six months to remove any new build up of the biofilm. “Plus, the regular use of this systems serum liquid as well as adjustments of bromines and chlorine are still required.”
Using the Hot Tub Serum system, coupled with regular water testing and pH adjustments, will provide a cleaner and safer hot tub to truly relax in, Bill adds.
This Best Hot Tubs’ Bullfrog Spa has pristine water. However, we are now learning that to achieve truly clean hot tub water, it is essential to purge out contaminants in the spa’s plumbing. The following photo shows the results of a purge of pipes and plumbing after Part One of the Hot Tub Serum system was applied.
After applying Part One of the Hot Tub Serum system, organic matter that has built up unseen in the pipes is purged out. It is best to use the purge each time the hot tub is drained and cleaned.
Cleaning the Interior of the Hot Tub
1. If the spa water hasn’t been changed in a few months, this is a great time to do it. First, determine the best place in the yard to drain the spa’s existing water.
Next, a key step is to turn off the power at the breaker.
Then find the drain, pull it out and remove the drain cap, and attach a standard garden hose.
Once the spa is empty you can clean the interior of the tub.
(More on how to drain the spa and clean the shell surface: http://www.bullfrogspas.com/blog/how-to-clean-a-hot-tub/).
2. Removing and Cleaning Spa Filters –
Cleaning the spa filters is a very easy job for the family to. Just place the spa in “Hold” mode and remove the FilterCap and filter plate, take out the cartridge and use the same garden hose you used to empty the spa to spray water over the filter’s pleats.
It’s easy-peasy to remove and clean Bullfrog Spas’ filters
If you want one of our techs to do a deep clean of your hot tub (or any maintenance) contact: Nassau (516) 279-4850 | Suffolk (631) 465-0175 | Catskills (518) 734-9100