Last Updated on November 30, 2019 by Terry Ohara
As you may already know, inflatable hot tubs require basic maintenance, and it’s pretty simple actually, as long as you take the proper precautions, you just need to keep the water clean and safe for use.
As you can imagine, there is something you need to take care of before setting up an inflatable hot tub, especially if you have it indoors.
First things first, if you plan on setting up your inflatable hot tub indoors, I highly suggest you place it on the bottom floor because when you combine the water capacity with all the people inside, that thing becomes very heavy which later on can cause damage to the place.
I take it you’ve already thought of a spot where you’ll place the inflatable hot tub, however, have you really given a thought to how you’re going to drain the water out of it? It’s best if you place it somewhere near a window so the hose can be stretched outside and drain the water safely.
Here’s another tip, make sure you set the inflatable hot tub on a floor where an overflow wouldn’t be a problem, somewhere with no cables and such things. To be more specific, when more than two people get in the tub, you should know that there will sometimes be water overflow, and that means more maintenance and cleaning.
Now, the top inflatable hot tubs require some gentle care, meaning that every now and then you’ll need to sanitize the water by pouring some of the sanitizing solutions into the tub, and you’ll find this as a recommendation on the sanitizer package.
Another thing you could do is to remove the hot tub filter once a week for cleaning, and most of the time, people aren’t really able to find the filter, but you can always read the included manual to see where it is located on your spa model, although most commonly it’s on the outside of the tub near the ground.
During my research, I noticed many people were asking how often do I have to drain the water, and the answer to that depends on how much you use your hot tub. If you are someone who intends to get in the tub every day, then I recommend you drain the hot tub every three to four weeks, and afterward, clean the inside of the spa with mild liquid soap, water, and a damp sponge.
After that, you can safely rinse your tub with a hose until you get rid of the bubbles. If you’ve done all of that, you can refill your tub now once again, and you’ll be good to go.
I don’t want to make this sound easy, but these steps are really mandatory if you want to take care of your inflatable hot tub properly.