As a hot tub owner, one of the tasks for maintaining your spa is to assure water levels remain consistent. Overtime, your hot tub will naturally lose some water do to evaporation, splashing, and other natural means. Unfortunately,excessive hot tub water loss will cost you money, and waste water unnecessarily.
Here are 4 key tips for reducing the amount of water you lose in your hot tub:
1. Properly Balance Cleaning Chemicals
One key step you can take to limit the amount of water your spa loses is to make sure you properly sanitize it. If you let your hot tub become too dirty, or use too many chemicals, you may be forced to drain or dilute your spa’s water. Being forced to drain or dilute your spa water will result in a costly waste of water. If you are careful with your hot tub water care and cleaning regimen from the beginning, you can avoid this unnecessary waste.
2. Check For Cracks And Leaks
Another key step in reducing your spa’s water loss is to make sure your hot tub doesn’t have a leak. Check your spa’s foundation for cracks, and inspect your equipment and lines for possible leaks. If you are able to locate a leak, make sure to fix it right away. Making sure you are on top of leaks will vastly reduce the amount of water loss you experience.
3. Keep The Temperature Low When Not In Use
If you use your hot tub frequently, it makes sense to want to keep your spa warm as often as possible. This way, if you choose to take a spontaneous dip, you will not have to wait long to heat it up. However, try to keep your spa as cool as possible when not in use because cool water evaporates less than hot water. Overtime, the cooler your spa remains, the less water you will waste.
Use A Good Quality Hot Tub Cover
Make sure to keep your spa completely covered when not in use. A firm and well fitting hot tub cover is just on of the spa accessories we highly recommend! A quality hot tub cover will drastically reduce the amount of water you lose to evaporation. Additionally, a good cover will keep contaminants out of your hot tub, and this will help you keep your spa cleaner and less likely to need draining. If you are looking for a good cover for your hot tub, make sure to check out our extremely durable line of spa covers that are custom made for your spa.
It is natural to lose some water from your spa overtime, but these are some great ways to keep this loss to a minimum. If you would like to learn more about our top quality, affordable hot tubs, eco friendly hot tubs and spas, hot tub accessories, hot tub covers, or other ways to enhance your tub, contact us or give us a call at (916) 852-1140. We are your hot tub experts can will be able to help you find the perfect hot tub!