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The Ultimate Hot Tub Owners Guide

Owning a hot tub is a wonderful way to relax and enjoy quality time with family and friends. However, to truly maximise your hot tub experience, proper setup, maintenance, and care are essential. 

At Elite Spas and Leisure, we are committed to providing high-quality hot tubs and exceptional customer support. Our goal is to make your hot tub ownership experience as smooth and enjoyable as possible. Whether you're a new owner or looking to enhance your existing setup, this guide is here to help.

Setting Up Your Hot Tub

Choosing the Perfect Location

Selecting the right spot for your hot tub is crucial. Ensure the location is level, stable, and can support the weight of the hot tub when filled with water and occupants. Consider proximity to a power source and ease of access for maintenance.

Electrical Requirements

Hot tubs require a dedicated power supply. It's essential to hire a certified electrician to ensure the electrical setup meets safety standards. Proper grounding and circuit protection are vital to prevent any electrical hazards.

Preparing the Surface

A solid foundation is key to a stable hot tub. Concrete slabs, reinforced decking, or spa pads are common options. Ensure the surface is level and can support the filled weight of the hot tub.

Filling the Hot Tub

Once your hot tub is in place, it's time to fill it with water. Use a garden hose and fill the tub to the recommended level, ensuring the water covers the highest jet. Avoid using softened water, as it can affect water chemistry.

Maintaining Water Chemistry

Understanding Water Chemistry

Proper water chemistry is essential for a safe and enjoyable hot tub experience. Key parameters include pH, alkalinity, and sanitiser levels. Balancing these elements prevents cloudiness and inhibits bacteria growth.

Testing and Balancing

Regularly test your hot tub water at least two to three times per week using test strips. Adjust pH and alkalinity levels as needed to maintain a balanced environment. Elite Spas & Leisure provides high-quality water treatment products to keep your water clean and balanced.

Cleaning and Sanitisation Practices

Routine Cleaning

Regular cleaning is crucial to prevent a build-up of dirt, oils, and other contaminants. Clean the hot tub shell, waterline, and jets using non-abrasive cleaners. Maintain a clean hot tub cover to protect the water from debris.

Filter Maintenance

Filters play a vital role in keeping your water clean. Rinse your filters weekly, deep clean them monthly, and replace them annually. Proper filter maintenance ensures optimal water clarity and hot tub performance.

Shock Treatment

Why Shock Treatment is Important

Shocking your hot tub involves adding a higher dose of oxidiser to eliminate contaminants and refresh the water. Perform shock treatments weekly to maintain water clarity and reduce bacteria.

How to Perform Shock Treatment

Remove the hot tub cover and ensure the pH balance is correct. Turn on the jets (but not the blower) and add the recommended amount of shock treatment near the water inlets. Keep the cover off for at least 20 minutes before using the hot tub.

Seasonal Maintenance

Preparing for Winter

Winterising your hot tub is essential to prevent freezing and damage. Drain the water, clean the surfaces and filters, and ensure all water lines are clear. Use a weather-resistant cover to protect your hot tub from snow and ice.

Spring and Summer Care

As the weather warms up, perform a thorough inspection of your hot tub. Check for any signs of wear or damage, clean the filters, and ensure the water chemistry is balanced. Regular maintenance during the warmer months keeps your hot tub in top condition.

Professional Maintenance and Servicing

While regular owner maintenance is important, professional servicing ensures your hot tub stays in optimal condition. At Elite Spas & Leisure, we do not just sell high-quality products from top manufacturers; we also offer an exceptional aftercare plan for complete peace of mind, assuring you that we have your best interests at heart.

Our comprehensive servicing packages meet your needs by combining maintenance with aftercare at no additional cost. When you purchase a hot tub from us and subscribe to our Gold Maintenance Plan, you receive professional support and maintenance throughout the year. Our trained technicians can identify and address potential issues, prolonging the lifespan of your hot tub and ensuring it operates at its best. Trust Elite Spas & Leisure to keep your hot tub in excellent condition for years of relaxation.

Maximising Your Hot Tub Experience

Owning a hot tub is a rewarding experience, offering relaxation and numerous health benefits. By following this ultimate guide, you can ensure your hot tub remains in top condition, providing you with years of enjoyment. Elite Spas & Leisure is here to support you every step of the way with high-quality hot tubs, accessories, and maintenance services. If you need help finding the perfect hot tub or have any questions, contact Elite Spas & Leisure for expert advice and assistance. Explore our range of hot tubs and discover the perfect hot tub experience today.
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