One of the most common concerns among potential hot tub buyers is the amount of time and effort they’d need to invest in keeping their hot tub clean. It’s true that a poorly maintained hot tub can pose health risks, so cleanliness is an important part of hot tub safety. However, most hot tub manufacturers realize that it’s critical that hot tub owners spend more time enjoying their hot tub than they spend maintaining it. That’s why Hydropool invested in the research and development necessary to come up with the Self-Cleaning hot tub. How do Self-Cleaning hot tubs work? This article goes over what maintenance tasks are necessary to keep a clean and safe hot tub and how a Self-Cleaning hot tub makes those jobs easier.
How to Keep a Hot Tub Clean?
There are a few basic tasks that every hot tub owner needs to be aware of to ensure their hot tub remains a safe and healthy place to soak. Creating a regular maintenance schedule makes it easier to get into a cleaning routine that prevents problems from building up.
Keeping the water chemistry in balance is the primary defence against the proliferation of pathogens in hot tub water. Water chemistry is monitored by performing simple tests that will indicate whether chemicals need to be added to the water to restore balance. These tests should be done once a week at a minimum and as often as every day.
Filter cartridges are built into the hot tub to remove large particles of dirt and other debris. Water filters protect the water pump, heater and plumbing from getting clogged up while also keeping the water clear. Filter cartridges should be rinsed with fresh water every month and deep cleaned every three to four months. They should also be replaced about once a year.
Drain, Clean and Refill
Because of the high temperatures and small amount of water in a hot tub, they need to be drained, cleaned and refilled with fresh water every three to four months. This ensures the water is fresh and the shell gets a regular cleaning.
How Do Self-Cleaning Hot Tubs Help?
The difference between a regular hot tub and a self-cleaning hot tub is that your cleaning obligations are reduced when the hot tub is doing part of the job for you. A Self-Cleaning hot tub can eliminate 99.9% of pathogens found in the water before any cleaning takes place. Self-Cleaning hot tubs also use less than 50% of the quantity of chemicals required in regular hot tubs.
Powerful Built-In Floor Vacuum
Hydropool Self-Cleaning hot tubs have a built-in Hydroclean Floor Vacuum System, so you don’t have to spend your time vacuuming manually. Dirt and debris that falls to the hot tub floor are quickly sucked up and whisked away. The vacuum also increases water flow throughout the hot tub’s plumbing system resulting in faster filtration rates and improved circulation of chemical additives.
Industry Leading Filtration Rate
Hydropool’s research showed that the more the water is filtered, the cleaner the hot tub remains. This has resulted in one of the fastest water filtration rates in the hot tub industry. The entire contents of a Hydropool Self-Cleaning hot tub are filtered every 15 minutes.
Efficient Surface Debris Filtration
Hydropool Self-Cleaning hot tubs are designed so that dirt and debris floating on the water’s surface are efficiently directed towards a wide-mouthed skimmer. The shells of Hydropool hot tubs are designed both for comfort and optimized water flow. The seating arrangement and water jet placement ensure there are no dead zones in the hot tub and surface debris is quickly removed and filtered out.
Hydropool uses a dual-layered microfiltration unit to remove debris from the water down to a five micron level to ensure the water remains clear. For comparison, human hair is about 70 microns thick. After being filtered, the water travels through a chemical feeder where it’s purified before it’s sent back into the shell.
Ozone and Ultraviolet Water Treatment
Hydropool hot tubs use the natural disinfectants of ozone and ultraviolet light to neutralize pathogens in the water. The water is treated with ozone as it’s passed through a patented MicroCell. Ozone oxidizes the protective layers of the cells of pathogens. The water is then subjected to ultraviolet light which denatures pathogenic DNA and eliminates its ability to reproduce.
To find out more about how Self-Cleaning hot tubs work, download a free buyer’s guide.