September 6, 2016

How to prepare your hot tub before a vacation

Going away on vacation can be a lot of work. With packing, planning and prep, your hot tub is the furthest thing from your mind. To ensure you return to happy hot tub, this article is a quick crash course on what needs to be done to get your hot tub prepared for your absence.

 

Short Vacation

For short vacations of under 7 days, preparing your hot tub is relatively straightforward.

  1. Test and balance the alkalinity and hardness level of your water
  2. Clean your filter thoroughly or just replace it with a clean one while you’re away
  3. Add an appropriate amount of sanitizer to your floating dispenser
  4. Shock your water with sanitizer before you leave

Be sure to secure your cover with hurricane straps. Along with securing your hot tub and keeping dirt from entering your water, this will lower your electricity costs by trapping in the steam.

 

Long Vacation

For longer vacations of over 7 days, it’s extremely important that you take some time to prepare your hot tub correctly.

Before you go through these steps below, consider draining your hot tub if you haven’t done so in over 3 months. If not, follow these steps:

  1. Test and balance the alkalinity and hardness level of your water
  2. Clean your filter thoroughly or just replace it with a clean one while your away
  3. Add an appropriate amount of sanitizer to your floating dispenser. Even better than this, arrange to have someone come over every few days to add chemicals
  4. Shock your water with sanitizer before you leave
  5. Drop the temperature of your hot tub to the lowest possible setting to cut down on electricity costs

 


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