DO YOUR BIT! CONSERVE WATER WHILST KEEPING YOUR HOT TUB CLEAN AND SAFE
With the driest Spring for nearly 50 years and this July being the driest on record, drought warnings are on the way. It’s important, therefore, that we all do our bit by protecting the water we have and prolonging the life of the water used in our hot tubs. Regular maintenance allows water to be kept clean and healthy for up to 3 months, keeping water usage down to a minimum, playing a key role in conserving water.
MAKE YOUR HOT TUB WATER LAST LONGER
Shower before using your hot tub. This is important as water will wash off any natural body oils & dead skin as well as removing any products such as deodorant, makeup, cream. Washing before using your hot tub will ensure you maintain the quality of the water which will make your hot tub water last much longer.
HOT TUB CHEMICALS KEEP WATER CLEAN & CLEAR
All hot tubs require chemicals to kill bacteria, viruses and keep algae levels down. To keep the water in your hot tub clean & clear, maintain the water pH levels between 7.2 to 7.8. Check your water using a test strip and add pH Decreaser or increaser according to the result. Test the Alkalinity of the water once a week and adjust accordingly. There are some helpful instructions in the support section of the CleverSpa website HERE.
CLIP-ON YOUR HOT TUB COVER TO HELP CONSERVE WATER
When your inflatable hot tub is not in use, it is important to clip-on your hot tub cover. This is a simple yet vital way to protect the quality of the water and ensure no debris enters the hot tub water. The additional lock provided will also keep children safe from entering the hot tub. The clip-on cover will prevent water evaporating and cooling, thus retaining as much heat as possible in your hot tub. Our CleverSpa thermal covers add an extra layer of thermal insulation making your hot tub 50% more energy efficient too!
Depending on the location of your hot tub, stepping outside may bring grass, small stones, and other debris into your hot tub. Ensure you remove or wash off any bits on your feet, before entering the hot tub, to protect the liner and avoid it being damaged or punctured. Washing feet will also maintain the cleanliness of your water.
STAY COOL IN YOUR HOT TUB WHEN IT’S HOT OUTSIDE
When it is hot outside, another way to reduce water evaporation is to reduce the temperature of your hot tub water, which can be a more pleasant experience in the heat of the summer sun and will also significantly reduce your hot tub running costs!
CHECK & CLEAN YOUR FILTER REGULARLY
Remove leaves & debris from the surface of the water to avoid these clogging up the hot tub filter. The CleverSpa hot tub cleaning kit includes a net which is perfect for this. Hot tub filter cartridges keep your hot tub safe from contaminants, keeping your water clean and hygienic. CleverSpa Filter Cartridges remove any debris, dirt, or bacteria, which will decrease the possibility of it harbouring harmful elements that could cause damage to your health and your hot tub. Remove the filter after you have used your hot tub and rinse under a tap to remove any small particles and residue. If the filter remains dirty after cleaning or holes are visible, it’s time to use a new filter. See more Filter Cleaning Tips HERE.
The Hot Tub Filter Sock is another essential part of the upkeep and maintenance of your hot tub as it will attract oils, lotions, and trap debris. The socks are washable and reusable and a vital part in prolonging the life of your hot tub filter & the quality of your water.
CLEAN HOT TUBS WALLS REGULARLY
Cleaning hot tub walls regularly will help avoid cloudy water, algae bloom and white water mould. Wipe down with hot soapy water using a clean cloth or sponge then rinse off with clean water.
RECYCLE YOUR HOT TUB WATER
With drought warnings on the way, instead of emptying your hot tub water into a drain, why not reuse it? It isn’t suitable for drinking, but it can be used to water non-edible plants.
To do this, allow the chlorine to dissipate first. Simply test the pH levels & chlorine levels. Chlorine should be at zero and the pH levels should be 7 & 8.
As well as watering the garden, hot tub water can be recycled by using it to wash garden furniture, outdoor equipment, to wash waste bins as well as being used to flush toilets.
So, relax. If you’re shopping for a hot tub and concerned about your water and energy use, CleverSpa have everything you need to be ecologically responsible.
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