Year-Round Maintenance for Your Outdoor Spa Tub

Sunrise Premiere Pool Builders Maintenance for Outdoor Spa Tub

Doing year-round maintenance on your outdoor spa tub will ensure that it stays in good repair and boost its longevity.

Having an outdoor spa tub is a luxurious addition to any home, providing relaxation and rejuvenation year-round. However, to ensure that your spa remains in top condition and ready for use whenever you desire, regular maintenance is essential. In this guide, we’ll explore the steps necessary to maintain your outdoor spa tub throughout the seasons, keeping it clean, safe, and enjoyable for you and your guests.

Regular Cleaning

The key to maintaining your outdoor spa tub is regular cleaning. This involves skimming the surface for debris, scrubbing the walls and floor, and cleaning the filters. Aim to clean your spa at least once a week to prevent the buildup of dirt, oils, and bacteria. Use a soft brush or sponge and a mild, non-abrasive cleaner to avoid damaging the spa’s surface.

Water Chemistry

Proper water chemistry is crucial for the health and safety of your spa users. Test the water regularly using a water testing kit to ensure that the pH, alkalinity, and sanitizer levels are within the recommended range. Adjust these levels as needed using pH increaser or decreaser, alkalinity increaser, and chlorine or bromine sanitizer. Keeping the water balanced will prevent bacterial growth, algae formation, and scale buildup.

Filter Maintenance

Clean the spa’s filters on a regular basis to ensure optimal filtration and water circulation. Depending on usage, you may need to clean or replace the filters every few weeks. Remove the filters from the spa, rinse them thoroughly with a hose, and soak them in a filter cleaning solution to remove any trapped debris and oils. Allow the filters to dry completely before reinstalling them in the spa.

Drain and Refill

To maintain water quality and clarity, it’s important to drain and refill your spa tub every few months. Completely draining the spa allows you to remove any built-up contaminants and refresh the water. Before refilling the spa, clean the shell and surfaces thoroughly, and check for any signs of wear or damage. Once the spa is refilled, balance the water chemistry as necessary to ensure a safe and comfortable soaking experience.


If you live in a region with cold winters, proper winterization is essential to protect your outdoor spa tub from freezing temperatures. Before the first frost, drain the spa completely and blow out any remaining water from the plumbing lines using a shop vac or air compressor. Remove the filters, clean them, and store them indoors for the winter. Cover the spa with a sturdy, insulated cover to prevent snow and debris from accumulating on the surface.

Routine Maintenance

In addition to regular cleaning and water care, perform routine maintenance tasks to keep your outdoor spa tub in optimal condition. Inspect the spa’s components, such as jets, pumps, and heaters, for signs of wear or damage. Lubricate moving parts as needed, and tighten any loose fittings or connections. Address any issues promptly to prevent further damage and ensure the longevity of your spa.

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