Are Jacuzzi® Hot Tubs Easy to Clean?
The million-dollar question and one we get asked all the time… and the answer is Yes! All we need is 15 minutes of your time each week to ensure your Jacuzzi® water is fresh and clean.
15 minutes a week may not sound like much but rest assured this really is more than enough time to keep you Jacuzzi® hot tub and your water super sparkly all year around.
Jacuzzi® utilises a ClearRay® system that does a lot of the work for you. ClearRay® uses exclusive UV-C technology to neutralize 99.9% of waterborne pathogens. This technology picks up and clears bacteria that you cannot see so your water will be fresh and clean, without the uses of gasses. You simply just help the Jacuzzi® Hot Tub along the way. Jacuzzi® have chosen to make their ClearRay® technology included as standard with all of the range, a decision they made because we don’t believe that great water quality should be something you should pay extra for like some other brands out there! We want to make sure you are taken care of and that is why Hydrolife only sell the best.
Technically, all Hot Tubs are self-cleaning to a certain extent. This is because they have built in filtration that traps debris and bacteria and cleans the water, but they still need to be tested before each use and Hot Tub chemicals need to be added to keep your Hot tub sparkling clean! We recommend keeping a spare set of Jacuzzi® Filters to use with your Jacuzzi® Hot Tub cleaning regime to speed things up a bit when you’re completing your weekly Hot Tub maintenance routine. Just to touch on the subject of self-cleaning a little bit more here, we know that the idea of a fully self-cleaning Hot Tub would be pretty awesome. However, in reality there is not one single Hot Tub available on the market that won’t require at least a little bit of help from you to keep it running!
It’s not widely common knowledge, however Jacuzzi® actually acquired the company behind “self-cleaning technology” a few years ago. This gave us the freedom to include this component in the design of our Jacuzzi® Hot Tubs if we felt that they would benefit from it. In short, we decided against the idea as in Jacuzzi’s eyes it was unnecessary and merely added another component that could go wrong. Bacteria exists mainly in the top 10 – 15% of your water, so as long as this element of your water is being regularly agitated and filtered through the filters and filtration system, you don’t really benefit any further by having “self-cleaning” as part of your Hot Tub design. This really only hoovers larger debris such as leaves/stones from the footwell anyway.
So back to the main question… are Jacuzzi® Hot Tubs easy to clean? At Hydrolife, we have a really comprehensive guide on how to keep your Hot Tub water to the best standard. as you learn to look after your Jacuzzi® hot tub, our in-house Jacuzzi® Experts will guide you along the way. We offer constant advice and are available to contact over the phone, via email or pop in and see us at one of our beautiful showrooms. No question is too big or too small, we want to ensure that your water is always at it’s best and easy to clean your Jacuzzi® Hot Tub.
Jacuzzi® believe in using bromine as your Hot Tub water sanitiser for a couple of very good reasons. Bromine performs really well at high temperatures all without it being irritating to the skin!
To keep your Hot Tub clean, we recommend draining and refilling your Jacuzzi® hot tub every 3 months. However, this depends on frequency of use and the number of users. When it’s time to draining your Jacuzzi® please don’t worry. Your local Hydrolife showroom will give you a step-to-step guide on how to drain and refill your Jacuzzi® Hot Tub and as ever, we are always a phone call away to help if you get stuck!
Cleaning your Jacuzzi® Hot Tub with the correct Hot Tub chemicals is essential to ensure none of the nasties appear in your water. Improper water care could lead to skin irritation amongst other things. More commonly, unbalanced chemical levels can lead to water cloudiness, foam in your Hot Tub and stinging eyes - none of which sounds nice and is very easy to avoid by simply keeping up to date and following our our guide on how to clean your Hot Tub.
But trust us, we will set you up on the path to success; it’s easy when you get the hang of it. It really is as simple as testing your water before you use it, or at least 3-4 times per week and taking any appropriate action to keep your test results sitting in that “OK” range. There are three little things to cover: Bromine, PH level and Alkalinity. If you look after those three things the rest will pretty much take care of itself making is very easy to keep your Jacuzzi® Hot Tub clean at all times.
But as we said, we are here to guide you every step of the way. We offer a Hydrolife Members Club for exclusive discounts and great Service Packages to ensure your Jacuzzi® is running perfectly. It isn’t essential to service your Jacuzzi® but we do recommend it, just like you would with your car!
You give us 15 minutes a week and we will give you a life of relaxation, hydrotherapy and bubbles… lots and lots of bubbles.