Complementing your yard with a hot tub provides a luxurious getaway right at your doorstep. A hot tub allows you to be the centre of every party and enjoy staycations in the comfort of your home. But before you can do any of that, your hot tub needs to be prepped now that the season has changed. Canada’s Gardenland has expert advice on the steps you need to take.

Change the Water

You need to completely drain the hot tub of water and give it a good scrubbing every three months. It provides you with many health benefits, but in return, you need to take care of it. Cleaning your hot tub will remove mineral build-up and germs. Make sure to clean in crevices, behind cushions, and check for cracks as you’re doing so. Ignoring any issues will only make the problem worse. If all systems are firing, then you can refill the hot tub and apply the appropriate chemicals and sanitizers.

Maintain a Comfortable Temperature

Some hot tub owners think that the hotter the water is, the better. But that is not the case. Increasing the temperature in your hot tub during the spring and summer months is bad for your health. It can cause heat stroke and other health issues. Make sure your temperature is at a comfortable and cool setting, so everyone can enjoy the hot tub.

Check the State of Your Accessories

Hot tubs sometimes come with an attachable umbrella to provide shade for its occupants. Run a test to see that it works so you won’t be surprised when you or a family member uses it. It’s also important to check that your stairs are sturdy and don’t have any cracks. While you’re at it, you may need to stock up on some aromas or change the lights bulbs for those romantic evenings and late parties. There are always new tools and gadgets to try, so remember to check the stores every so often.

Continue Your Maintenance

Keep checking the water’s pH level and applying the right amount of sanitizers throughout the season. The hot tub must be cleaned after every use in order to prolong its life. Remember to clean and swap the filter cartridges every month; after 12 months, replace them. To avoid accidents, purchase non-breakable drinkware to use in the hot tub. That way, you won’t have to worry about broken glass or melted plastic ending up in the water and injuring someone.

Contact Canada’s Gardenland

Canada’s Gardenland not only provides top-quality hot tub installations and maintenance, but also professional landscaping services to make your yard a full-fledged paradise. Our experts have methods for maximizing your hot tub experience so you and your family can take advantage of its health benefits. We cover Toronto and the GTA, so call us today at 647-449-9512 for a free quote!