Now that summer is here, it's time to get serious about your backyard relaxation. One way to relax is with your own hot tub. If you don't have a hot tub, now's the time to invest in one. You might not think summer is the best time to soak in a hot tub. That's not the case, though. You can get a lot of enjoyment from your hot tub during the summer. But you do need to give it the proper care. Here are three tips to get the most out of your new hot tub this summer.
Keep the Cover Off the Hot Tub
If you're going to use your new hot tub this summer, keep the cover off. During the winter, you'll want to keep the cover on. That's the best way to keep the water nice and hot. During the summer, you want the water to cool down a bit. The best way to do that is to let the water breathe with the cover off. Not only that, but during the summer, the heat can cause odors to build up in your hot tub. To keep the water a nice temperature and to avoid odors, keep the cover off your hot tub during the summer.
Go Heavy on the Testing
If you want to get the most use out of your hot tub this summer, don't forget to test the water. You might think that the warm weather will keep your hot tub sanitary. However, that's not the case. The hot weather can actually affect the alkalinity and pH levels in your hot tub. Unfortunately, once you lose control of the levels, you may have a hard time regaining the right balance. In some cases, you might even need to refill your hot tub. The best way to maintain the right alkalinity and pH levels is to test the water at least once a week.
Check Your Floater
If you want to enjoy clean hot tub water all summer long, check your floater. Not sure what the floater is? It's the floating device that holds the bromine tablets. Floaters allow you to sanitize your hot tub without worrying about liquid measurements. You need to keep the floater filled with bromine tablets. To make sure your hot tub stays sanitized, check your floater at least once a day. Add fresh tablets before the last one is dissolved.