hot tub maintenance

How to maintain a hot tub like a pro

The day your hot tub was delivered was an exciting one. Amidst the flurry of activity and excitement, the team walked you through how to fill up the spa and water maintenance.

But there you are, with a test strip in one hand and a supply of chemicals on a shelf, feeling confused. 

Don’t worry. We understand that learning to maintain a hot tub can feel intimidating. However, Master Spas hot tubs are designed to be energy efficient and easy to maintain — whether you are an old pro or new to hot tubs.

It’s important to feel confident in the process, though, and feel like there’s someone who can help.

With Master Spas how-to videos on YouTube, Shane and Maddiy are available 24/7 to help you maintain your hot tub. Learn how to fill a hot tub, balance spa water, clean hot tub filters, and more.

The library of hot tub how-to videos will give you tips and tricks so you can spend more time enjoying your hot tub and less time taking care of it.

Best how-to videos for your hot tub

How to fill a hot tub

The first step to enjoying your hot tub is properly filling it with water. In this how-to video, learn about the importance of checking spa pump fittings, attaching a pre-filter to your garden hose, and adding a sequestering agent. You will also learn how to purge air from hot tub plumbing.

To make sure that filling your hot tub goes as smoothly as possible, make sure to have a few things on hand — a Phillips head screwdriver, hose, pre-filter, and a sequestering agent. 

Pro tip: Make sure that your hot tub is in its final spot before filling it with water.

Chemicals for hot tub start-up

 “When should I add chemicals to my hot tub?” This how-to video shows you want you need to know about starting up your hot tub. Learn how to test hot tub water, what chemicals to add to the hot tub, and the importance of adding chemicals in a specific order.

To get started, you should have a few basic chemicals, including pH up, pH down, and sodium-dichlor chlorine granules. 

Master Spas hot tubs feature a mineral filtration system — EcoPur Charge. The system uses copper and zinc, as well as a unique filter design, to keep the water clean and fresh-smelling. The filter system helps reduce the amount of chemicals needed to purify the hot tub water. 

Pro tip: The amount of chemicals needed is based on the gallons of water your hot tub holds. Check your owner’s manual to find out how much water your hot tub holds. 

How to clean hot tub filters

Cleaning your filters is a part of routine hot tub maintenance and helps the pumps operate effectively. You will need to rinse your filter weekly and clean it about once a month, based on typical use. Your hot tub filter should last about a year with proper care.

In this hot tub how-to video, learn the best way to clean spa filters, what filter cleaner to use, and when not to use a filter cleaner. 

To get started, make sure that you have a garden hose, bucket, filter cleaner, and a towel close by. 

Pro tip: Your hot tub filter will need to soak overnight in a solution of water and filter cleaner. Plan accordingly. But remember not to soak the orange core of your EcoPur system. The core should just be rinsed regularly. Using a cleaner could affect the minerals, which help keep your hot tub water clear.

Get more information about caring for a Master Spas hot tub, visit our YouTube channel. Resources, including your owner’s manualare also available online.

How to buy a hot tub

Do you want to be able to create a relaxing backyard oasis? Having a Master Spas hot tub helps you create a space where you can put you prioritize your total well-being. You can click here to find out more about the benefits of hydrotherapy and relaxing in a hot tub. Or, contact your local Master Spas retailer to learn more about swim spa ownership. Wondering how much a swim spa costs? You can request a quote here.