While hot tub maintenance may involve a few specific tasks that take moderate amounts of time, current hot tub owners have it easy compared to previous generations. Modern technology and upgrades have made caring for your hot tub far easier than it would have been even 10 or 20 years ago, from simple water cleanliness and sanitation to filters, monitoring methods and much more.
At Dolphin Pools & Spas, we’re happy to serve as an authorized Bullfrog Spa dealer in Utah, providing these fantastic products to our hot tub clients – plus providing expertise on the long-term care and maintenance of any of the spas we bring you. This two-part blog series will go over some of the modern developments in hot tub care over recent years, plus how these benefit you and how you should take advantage of them.
While hot tubs do still utilize chemicals like chlorine and bromine for water sanitation, modern technology has allowed for reduction of these without limiting sanitation quality whatsoever. There are a couple different devices out there manufactured specifically to manipulate molecules in the water, adding naturally-occurring ions that help with sanitation.
These systems work in different ways, and our team will be happy to detail the specifics for you here if needed. The takeaway, however, is that you can spend far less money and time on chemicals like chlorine and still have a perfectly sanitary hot tub at all times if you’re using the latest tech.
There are also numerous upgrades that have hit the market over the last half-decade or so with regard to real-time monitoring of the hot tub while it’s active. This is generally a wireless communication system that operates via an app, one that can sense a variety of areas: Whether the spa is locked, what the current temperature is, and whether there are urgent maintenance needs currently facing the hot tub. These monitoring services are becoming standard in a greater number of models with each passing year.
Hot tub filters have long been an important factor for keeping water clean, and this is another area where upgrades are hitting the market quickly. For instance, there are ceramic filter cartridges now making their way into the public sphere that allow for double twice the quantity of water to cross the filter per minute compared to older models, meaning you will get at least double the use and far more convenience out of these filters than previous versions. Many of these filter types can even be cleaned in the dishwasher, making them doubly convenient.
For more on the hot tub maintenance innovations that make life easier for spa owners, or to learn about any of our Bullfrog or Gunite spa services, speak to the staff at Dolphin Pools & Spas today.