Tips for Successfully Filling a Hot Tub
When you’re filling a hot tub, one of the things that can easily get lost in the mix is proper water circulation. Water circulation is crucial for keeping your spa clean. This is because a dirty tub can be unsanitary and dangerous. That’s why it’s essential to follow some simple guidelines when filling a hot tub to avoid these issues. It is also critical to remember that the temperature setting on the hot tub is usually adjusted so that too much or too little water will not be able to reach the jets.
If you are considering a new hot tub, you should also consider energy consumption. Energy consumption plays a large part in how quickly and effectively your hot tub works. You may find that turning the water off on lower settings will save you money in the long run as it will help to conserve energy. If you are not sure what percentage of energy is used when the hot tub is turned on, you should contact your energy provider and get a copy of your current billing statement. This will give you a good indication of the amount of energy you use in a day and how switching to a lower setting on the water flow could help reduce this energy consumption.
Another issue to consider is alkalinity. The pH level of hot tub water will determine both how fast the water will heat up and how often it will cool. For example, a normal ph of 7.0 is ideal. Higher alkalinity levels will result in slower heating times and more water left over after the hot tub is turned off than when it is at a normal ph. A negative alkalinity level can lead to premature burning of skin and hair as well as tooth decay, so it is important to make sure that the pH level is correct.
Another key factor in determining your hot tub water quality is the drainpipes. Drainpipes must not be blocked by debris or by foreign objects, as they can affect the water’s temperature and potentially damage your hot tub. To avoid problems, do not choose a drainpipe that is too small for the spa. Conversely, if you choose a drainpipe that is too large for the spa, you run the risk of freezing the pipes and damaging them.
Once you have determined the best way to fill a spa, it is time to move on to purchasing the items that will go with it. Among the most important parts of the spa are the water pumps and filter, which are located outside the enclosure. You will need to find a place in your yard where there is plenty of space to fit the pipes. You may also need to have someone standing there with a garden hose to manually turn the water pumps on and off. If you decide to use a garden hose, you will need to buy special hose, which attach to the spout using a clamp. There are special types of hoses with safety valve systems that prevent the water from being lost in the event that the hose becomes disconnected from the spout.
Once you have all of the necessary equipment, you can begin filling the spa. Connect the new hot tub water pump to the drain using an electric connection. Turn on the power and drain the water from the spa by turning it on full force. Add a few inches of additional water to the hose so that it doesn’t overflow.
After draining the water, remove the spa water test strips and wash them separately in the dishwasher. The chemicals that are flushed from the system are not supposed to come into contact with any other materials that may be in the tub. Be sure to read the instructions on the strip before cleaning it. In general, you should never rinse the chemicals off of the strips. Once you have removed the test strips, you can replace them and continue with the filling process.
When you are finished filling the tub, you will notice that the bromine and chlorine levels in the water have been reduced. This is because most hot tub systems use bromine or chlorine as its main disinfectant. Without these chemicals, bacteria would quickly multiply, and the water would become unhealthy. Some alternatives to bromine and chlorine include a special herbal mixture called Chloraseptic which promotes bacteria growth prevention, and antimicrobial chemicals called Triclosan. There are also products available that combine the two chemicals for more effective results.