It has been an exciting summer filled with sunshine! It is hard to believe that it has come to an end, but all of us at Trasolini Pools are getting ready for the fall season. 

With the cooler weather approaching us, it is the perfect time to make use of your hot tub! Here are some great tips for getting your hot tub ready for the fall: 

1. Clean it

Before you use your hot tub, you should give it a thorough clean. Ensure that you clean both inside and outside the tub. 

When you are cleaning the outside, simply hose it down with water. When cleaning the inside, the best method is to start with the plumbing lines and do a purge. 

You can do this by removing your filter, then adding cleaner to the hot tub. Then allow the cleaner to circulate for a full 24 hours before draining your spa. 

After, use a non-abrasive cleaner and some elbow grease to clean your hot tub’s shell. As the final part of the cleaning process, give the shell a good rinse!

2. Fill it 

After you clean your hot tub, the next step is to get it ready for filling. Do not fill up the shell, but instead put your hose in the filter core area. That way, the water will move through the plumbing lines first and ensure that your spa motor does not run dry as the water begins to circulate. By doing so, you will be preventing potential damage. 

3. Check the filter 

If your filter is more than a year old, it is time to replace it. If it is under a year old and does not look damaged, you can continue to use it. However, you will need to ensure you clean it before putting it back into position. 

4. Check your hot tub cover

Worn-out hot tub covers can cost you extra money in energy costs. That’s because, as they get older, they can also become less effective in insulating your hot tub. That is why it is important to replace your hot tub cover if you notice that it is getting too worn. 

5. Check the water temperature

Once you ensure that your water is circulating, your next step is to make sure it is warm. The ideal temperature is at least 32 degrees. 

If you notice that your temperature is not rising, check on your heating system. If you notice that it has any issues, plan to have it repaired as early as you can so you can enjoy your hot tub for the rest of the fall season. 

6. Check for leaks

It is always important to check for leaks, but especially during the colder seasons. By doing so, you will be preventing your hot tub fittings from bursting and saving yourself from costly repair bills. 

7. Add chemicals

When you have ensured that your water temperature is at least 32 degrees, then it is time to add chemicals. After you do so, wait another 24 hours and once that time has passed, recheck the chemical levels to make sure that nothing is off. 

Your hot tub is now prepared for the fall and ready for you to enjoy! 

For more information, take a look at our hot tub maintenance article. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact us today.