Getting your first hot tub is an exciting time, and you probably can’t wait to feel those everyday tensions released by a good, long, therapeutic soak. Before you do that, however, it is a good idea to learn exactly how to handle hot tub maintenance, and that means learning about common misconceptions that could lead you down a dangerous path.
- Myth #1: The water will be hot enough to kill bacteria. Quite the opposite is true. The water in a hot tub is the perfect temperature for a number of serious bacteria to not only stay alive, but thrive. By not properly sanitizing your hot tub as part of your hot tub maintenance process, you stand a chance of getting everything from an uncomfortable rash to the problems related to Legionella bacteria.
- Myth #2: I can use my hot tub just like a big, soapy bubble bath. Keep the soapy bubbles in your bathtub because you do not want them in a hot tub. Many of the products you use in a home bathtub can seriously damage your hot tub’s components, and you’ll face a hefty repair bill. Stick with products that are specifically rated for hot tubs and enjoy the natural bubbles the hot tub generates instead.
- Myth #3: The chemicals mean I never have to drain and clean the hot tub. Would you have everyone in your household bathe in the same bathwater? Of course not. Each person leaves behind various things – body oils, lotions, dirt, makeup, etc. Some of these may be neutralized by the sanitizing chemicals, but certainly not all of them. At a minimum, drain and clean your hot tub every two to four months, depending on how much it is used.
If you want to enjoy your spa without the time-consuming hot tub maintenance, give us a call at Cayman Pool & Spa. We maintain, repair and clean hot tubs throughout the Mooresville, North Carolina area, so you can be sure your hot tub is safe for you and your family. Let us help you avoid repairs and health issues by keeping your hot tub it top condition.