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Get Your Hot Tub Summer Ready in 5 Simple Steps!

By July 3rd, 2024Hot Tub Maintenance

Get Your Hot Tub Summer Ready in 5 Simple Steps!

Preparing your hot tub in advance for summer ensures you’ll have a relaxing and enjoyable experience when the sun arrives, without the need for last minute repairs and service calls.

Here are our top 5 steps to get your hot tub summer ready!

1. Thorough Clean

Start by draining the hot tub completely and give it a good clean. Scrub the shell, jets, cover, filters, and any other components using a non-abrasive cleaner. Remove debris or dirt that may have accumulated during the winter months. We recommend giving your filter a good spray down with our Instant Filter Cleaner for best results.

2. Inspect and Replace Parts

Check all parts, including the cover, seals, and gaskets. Look for cracks or leaks that need repair. Consider booking a Johnsons hot tub service to have an engineer check and replace any components.

3. Refill Your Tub

Change the water every 3 months for clearer water. Refill your tub before summer to enjoy fresh water for sun-soaked relaxation. A pipe flush can ensure crystal-clear water.

4. Adjust the Temperature

Drop the temperature settings to around 34°C (if desired). Warmer weather allows the sun to help heat up your hot tub water, saving energy costs.

5. Balance Water Chemistry

Test the water using our Johnsons 6 in 1 Pool and Hot Tub Test Strips or an electronic WIS water tester. Adjust pH, alkalinity, and sanitiser levels as needed with our full range of water care chemicals.


Remember, these steps will keep your hot tub in great condition throughout the summer, so that you can enjoy daily dips with ease!