Cleaning and maintaining your hot tub throughout your hire
Knowing how to keep your inflatable hot tub clean for the duration of your hire is essential in avoiding dirty water as well as debris entering the water that will clog up the filter and disrupt the filtering and heating systems (plus – who wants to sit in dirty water anyway…?) Luckily, here at Devon Hot Tub Hire, we always make sure that we leave you with the correct cleaning and maintenance products to help you during your hot tub hire.
Hiring an inflatable hot tub provides a cheaper way to enjoy the luxuries of having a hot tub in the comfort of your home. You can relax with family and friends or use it for hydrotherapy to de-stress and unwind, or if you’re keen for a party – these hot tubs are the perfect addition to party plans/ideas that you may have. But it won’t last long if you don’t clean and look after it – keeping it clean is also paramount in maintaining hygiene, which is necessary for you and your family’s health.
Fortunately, at Devon Hot Tub Hire we make it easy to clean and maintain your inflatable hot tubs. We will give you a thorough run through of all its functions and how to keep it clean when we come and set it up for you. But for the sake of future reference we have typed out some simple pointers for you to remember.
How to clean an inflatable hot tub
For the longer hires (longer than one week) – our team at hire a hot tub Devon will come and clean out the hot tub water for you and replace it with clean water for the second half of your hire. Before we fill the tub up again, we will give it a thorough clean with a mild cleaning detergent to remove all the debris attached to the walls of the tub, to avoid it contaminating the clean water once it has filled up again. However, although we do give it a thorough clean for you, it is important that you try your best to maintain its cleanliness by changing and cleaning the filter for the duration of your hire as well as adding some chlorine to the water after you have finished using it for the day (we recommend 1 tsp worth of Chlorine every night before you go to bed). We provide you with two new filters and enough chlorine to last for the duration of your hot tub hire.
At Devon Hot Tub Hire, it is one of our top priorities that we clean our tubs thoroughly before we put them back into storage so that they are ready to go for the next hire!
Steps to remember when cleaning your inflatable hire tub:
- The first step in cleaning your hot tub is to remove any leaves and large debris that could block the filter – grass on wet feet is one of the biggest causes of blocked filters, so it might be worth cleaning your feet before stepping into the hot tub to avoid the filter blocking up and disrupting the pump.
- Changing and cleaning the filter – we provide a spare filter with every hire so we encourage you to alternate between the two filters by giving them a power spray with your hose pipe between the filter grooves. They are reusable so the cleaner they are the longer the hot tub water will stay clean. (We will demonstrate and explain this to you before your hire begins so no need to worry).
- Chlorine – we leave enough chlorine to last you until the end of your hire. We recommend throwing 1tsp worth of chlorine into the water before you clip the lid on after your days use.
- The lid – it is important to keep the lid clipped on to the hot tub when you are not using it as this prevents any debris and foreign objects from entering the hot tub water. As well as keeping debris out, the lid is very important at keeping the water warm and not letting any heat escape!
- Bathroom breaks – encourage your kids to use the bathroom before jumping into the hot tub and to take regular bathroom breaks.
- Showering – this is not essential but we do advice that you try and shower before using the hot tub to get rid of body oils, perfumes, make up and any other chemicals as removing all of these things does make it easier to maintain the hot tub cleanliness.
Providing a good foundation for the hot tub
At hot tub hire Devon, we believe that the location of your inflatable hot tub can affect its longevity. Ensuring that the hot tub is not set up anywhere where the ground may get muddy is also a good idea, this will certainly help when trying to keep your inflatable hot tub clean. You need a strong foundation to support the weight of the tub when it is filled with water. You also want it to be solid and level, without any sharp surfaces that can scratch or damage the tub. In addition, we provide some padded ground mats underneath to make the base puncture-resistant and improve heat insulation. Paving slabs, concrete pads, tub pads, crushed gravel, strong decking and tiles all make great bases for inflatable hot tubs. Our most common location is normally on flat surface on your lawn. Placing the tub on your lawn won’t kill your grass, it will only flatten it slightly. The grass will normally recover within a few days/one week of us collecting the hot tub. However, as we mentioned above – if you decide to have the hot tub on your grass – it is important to clean your feet before entering the tub.
Some of our clients also request that they have their hot tub set up inside (such as in a summer conservatory etc). If you’re going to use an inflatable hot tub indoors, make sure there’s enough room around it as this will make it easier to clean the tub and for you to be able to get in and out of the tub easily. You also will want the space to be well-ventilated so there’s not too much humidity indoors so an indoor room with windows or doors is advisable because our tubs do reach a fantastic temperature of 40 degrees Celsius!
Cleaning and maintaining your hot tub regularly will give it the longest possible life and make your hire that much more enjoyable. Follow these steps and you’ll get the most out of your inflatable hot tub. Our team at Devon Hot Tub Hire will always be a phone call away from helping you and answering any of your questions! Please do not hesitate to contact us.
We look forward to hearing from you!