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Time For Some TLC!

Posted in Tips & Tricks

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It’s September and, in Michigan, the weather is certainly reminding us that it’s time to give your hot tub some TLC before winter! 

Now is a good time to drain and thoroughly clean your hot tub.  Check the cover, chemicals, filters, test strips, filter, etc. to make sure everything is fresh and in great working order before we head into the cold winter months.

Here is a quick and simple checklist for you to follow to make sure your hot tub is ready for those great winter soak sessions:

1.       Turn the power off to your hot tub at the breaker box.  You don’t want the pump to kick on when there is no water in the tub.  

2.       Drain your hot tub. Take a good look at your tub without water in it and call your dealer for service, if needed. 

3.       Wipe the entire hot tub out with a tub cleaner.  There are many products on the market.  Contact your local dealer for their recommendations. If there are white water lines a solution of white vinegar and water (50/50) should remove them.  

4.       Deep clean your filter or purchase a new one.  Click here for more information on deep cleaning your filter. 

5.       Clean the cover with a marine vinyl cleaner and a UV protectant. There are many vinyl cleaning and UV protectant products on the market, just make sure you are using one that is specifically formulated for vinyl. 

6.       Rinse off the PermaWood cabinet and clean with a soft cloth. If you have a Natural Cedar cabinet, check to see if it needs some attention. 

7.       Check the expiration dates on your chemicals and test strips…yes, they have a shelf life!  Is it time to purchase new ones?

8.       Refill your hot tub, turn the power back on, balance your water and enjoy!

Remember, the best maintenance for your Nordic Hot Tub is routine hot tub care and water chemistry! 

If you have questions about any of the suggested items on the checklist, contact your local Nordic Dealer.  They have all the right products, give great advice, and can work with you to schedule maintenance or a repair service call.

Tips & Tricks is a series of blog posts to help Nordic Hot Tub Owners navigate hot tub ownership.  This is not intended to be a comprehensive diagnostic and repair guide nor can it be regarded as a maintenance guide.  If you have questions about your Nordic Hot Tub, call your Nordic Dealer and request to speak with their Service Technician.

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