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5 Easy Ways to Extend the Life of Your Hot Tub

Your hot tub has a lifespan. Just like you can extend your lifespan by eating right and keeping healthy habits, you can extend the life of your hot tub.

If you care for it properly, you'll be able to enjoy your spa for a long time. Decades, even. Now, you can't control everything – but all the care you give it will reward you over the years.

Here are 5 easy ways you can extend the life of your hot tub:

  1. Care for Your Cover

Sometimes the simplest things make a world of difference. It would be easy to forget about the cover, but it's worth remembering. Every month or so, clean the hot tub cover top to bottom, checking for rips and holes.

Your cover won't last as long as the spa itself. As it wears out, replace it to extend the life of your hot tub.

  1. Keep Debris Out

Every time you see debris in your hot tub, take it out. If you don't, leaves and twigs could wind up in the hot tub lines. That'll cause the lines to clog. Even worse, it could make the filter fail. To keep out debris and extend the life of your hot tub, always cover it when you're not using it.

  1.  Test the Water Often

To really extend the life of your hot tub, test the water a minimum of 3 times weekly. Sample the water to make sure it's within acceptable chlorine, water hardness, and overall alkalinity levels.

If the water chemistry levels are out of bounds, your spa will be dirty and gross. But that's not the worst of it. You'll end up with failure of the pipes and other systems.

Frequently testing the hot tub water gives you a heads-up as soon as warning signs appear. Water chemistry plays a huge part in extending the life of your hot tub.

  1. Change the Water Regularly

Don't stop at testing the water. Every 3 months (give or take a couple of weeks), turn off your hot tub. Then empty all the water out, including from the pipes and systems.

Now that you have an empty spa, it's time to [clean it inside and out {link the "5 Simple Steps to an Amazingly Clean Hot Tub" article here}]. When you refill it with clean water, perform a full chemical treatment to balance the pH again.

  1. FixProblems Right Away

Funky smell? Crack in the shell? Malfunctioning jet? Small problems can turn into huge ones – fast. They can also lead to more problems and add stress to the spa's inner workings. It's only a short hop from a small crack to a major repair.

Watch carefully for issues – and address them right away. That, more than anything else, will extend the life of your hot tub.

If you run into a problem you can't solve – or just want a little help – come on in to The Great Backyard. We can bring our spa expertise to bear and get you back in your hot tub fast.

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