A few other best practices for hot tub owners:
- Make sure to dry the cover out as much as possible as often as possible. Zipping down the cover and exposing the foam to fresh air and sunshine helps.
- Watch for moldy or dark spots on the cover and edges of the tub and make sure to disenfect and scrub these areas right away. Also a spray bottle of diluted bleach for cleaning tools, and any items used in the tub works wonders.
- Keep a close eye on the PH Balance to make sure it is not too high. A good PH is 7.4 - 7.6. Also, check the recommende use of sanitizing chemicals. To high PH and too low chemicals could cause an unpleasant odor in your tub.
- Put your tub on a draining/cleaning schedule. When empty clean and sanitize the filter and pipes. Scrub the interior surfaces to disenfect as well.