Owning a hot tub is more of a pleasure when it's been maintained and cleaned correctly. This is when all you see upon gazing into its water is your clear reflection. There are steps to be taken that are not too hard, and if followed, will help keep your spa tub in good working order for many years.


There will be times when you'll need to add chemicals to clean and purify the water. One of our first bits of advice is this: always have a back-up supply of everything you might need to keep your hot tub maintained and healthy.

Starter Kits

All new hot tubs are supplied with a Starter Kit to get you up and running as soon as you have filled it and the water is at the correct temperature. These kits usually contain chlorine or bromine (which come in tablet or granule form), a pH balancer and an anti-foaming agent.


Regardless of how diligent you are about keeping your hot spa tub cleaned, everyone gets a little side-tracked every once in a while, and when your cleaning schedule is a little off, it can result in a build-up of organic materials in the water which can cause clogging to occur. When this happens, adding these chemicals will generally clear up any problems quickly.

Water Quality

One of the most important measures to ensure an enjoyable time in your spa tub is to be sure about the quality of your water (it should be crystal clear). There are sparkling agents and anti-scaling chemical products that can be regularly added to your tub to keep it sparkling and clear .

It's imperative to test he water regularly using a suitable water tester or test strip, and keep the water sanitised at all times (for your health), but also not to overlook the need to balance the water ph, alkalinity and calcium hardness (if you live in a soft water area). This will help lengthen the life of the hot tub.

Providing you remember to include these chemicals as part of your routine maintenance you should enjoy crystal clear water, and prevent any hard water calcium build up that can turn even the cleanest water cloudy.


As far as draining and replenishment the spa tub itself, it is best to do this every three months. Our best advice is to be sure to read any directions that go with the tub, or give us a call. Depending on the size of the hot tub, and how diligent you are about keeping the chemicals balanced, will determine how frequently you drain and refill the tub.


To promote healthy clear water, clean the filter cartridge regularly, this way you will cut back on the maintenance needed; and remember, you need to completely drain the spa tub every three to four months.