With the weather getting colder, you are more likely to want to use your hot tub. Before you do that, however, it is important to make sure you are on top of your hot tub maintenance. In order to do that, you will need a few key supplies:

 

8 essential hot tub maintenance supplies

 

1. A cover

A cover is the most important piece of equipment to keep your hot tub safe. When the cover is properly secured, no child or animal can get into the water. Outside the safety aspect, a cover helps keep the heat in your spa and prevents the water in it from evaporating. Stopping evaporation also helps keep your chemicals in check.

2. A cover lifter 

Hot tub covers are heavy. That can make them hard for some individuals to put on. Even those that can put the cover on may not want to put that strain on their joints or back. The solution to this is a cover lifter or an automated cover. With either of these products, you do not have to worry about putting your hot tub cover on ever again.

3. A filter 

A filter is the best way to keep your spa water clear. It can also help you reduce the amount of hot tub maintenance you need to do. It is always a good plan to keep a backup or two on hand in case your main filter breaks and you need to swap it out. 

4. Chemicals 

Make sure you always have a well-stocked supply of hot tub chemicals. You should have chlorine, bromine, alkaline, and pH increasing and decreasing chemicals at your home. On top of these products, we also suggest having shock treatment, stain control, and defoamer. This range of chemicals will cover almost every hot tub need. 

5. A water test kit 

A vital component of hot tub maintenance is keeping your chemicals balanced. In order to do that, you will need to regularly test your water. The only way to do this is with a water testing kit. 

6. A vacuum 

Nobody wants to sit in a dirty spa. That is why a vacuum is a hot tub essential. With a vacuum, you are able to really deep clean your hot tub without much physical labour. 

7. Floating sponges 

Hot tub sponges are sponges that float on the surface of your water to help soak up scum from the water. Accidentally run out of hot tub sponges? Tennis balls work in a pinch!

8. Leak sealant 

Leaks happen, and often at the most unexpected times. In order to handle leaks, you need to be prepared. The way to do that is to have leak sealant on hand. 

Now that you have your hot tub maintenance essentials in place, remember to read up on these winter maintenance tips