7 ways technology has simplified Hot Tub maintenance


Spa owners are finding hot tub maintenance easier than ever!

It’s so easy to maintain a hot tub today. You no longer have to worry about re-staining wood siding, and you might be surprised at how few chemicals you’ll use.

  • A hot tub manufactured in 2017 uses just 10 to 20 percent of the chlorine a similar model did in 1997
  • Today’s hot tub cabinets are made from low-maintenance, weather-resistant vinyl rather than wood
  • Today’s advanced hot tub filters can be cleaned in the dishwasher

We all face more time pressures than ever. It’s critical that our spas are simple to maintain – and they are!

Here are 7 ways we make it easy to maintain and enjoy your Hot Spring spa:

1. Easy Balancing of PH levels

The term “pH balancing” can sound intimidating, but rest assured; it’s easy. Quick visual instructions and intuitive, on-the-spot measurements make pH balancing a breeze. To balance pH with the FreshWater™ Salt System, refer to the Freshwater Salt System Owners manual.

2. Simple Hot tub water sanitisation

The FreshWater™ Salt System, available on all Highlife® and Limelight® Collection spas takes the guesswork out of water care. This easy-to-use salt water system eliminates the worry of keeping spa water clean, clear and sanitised for a full year*.

With just a little salt in your spa water, the system generates chlorine automatically so you’ll spend less time measuring and adding chemicals. This unique system makes spa ownership easier than ever by removing the guesswork and hassle of water care maintenance.

3. Remote, push-button, real-time Hot Tub monitoring

In 2014, Watkins Wellness™, manufacturer of Hot Spring Spas, introduced Connextion™, a wireless communication system between dealer, owner and tub that operates via a globally-connected app. For any owner connected to computers and phones throughout the day, keeping the spa clean, locked and warm is a matter of a few clicks or taps.

4. Hot Tub filter innovations to minimise maintenance

While the paper filter still does a fine job for many hot tub owners, Hot Spring created an updated alternative: the Tri-X® Ceramic Cartridge.

This filter’s unique design and ceramic material allows twice the water to cross the filter per minute. Some owners get four to six years of use from their Tri-X filters. As an added convenience, the Tri-X filter can be cleaned in the dishwasher (without soap).

5. Hot Tub water care YouTube video instructions

Our showroom staff are happy to walk you through spa maintenance steps. You can also follow up with our helpful YouTube videos.

To reach hot tub owners conveniently in the digital era, the Hot Spring Spas channel on YouTube includes dozens of how-to hot tub water care videos. You’ll find information about the different models, the wellness benefits of hydrotherapy, and start-up and ongoing maintenance.

6. Wipe-clean spa cabinets and shells

Today’s busy consumers need their spas to be beautiful AND easy to maintain. Hot tub cabinets today are made from a synthetic material that requires only the dusting and spraying your patio furniture gets from time to time. These cabinets require no stain or weatherproofing; they resist moisture, spa chemicals and sunlight far better than stained wood.

Inner shells, too, have come a long way. Our rigid polymer and advanced non-porous, ABS-backed acrylic hot tub shells are impervious to dirt and germs. Cleaning simply requires wiping during the bi-annual water exchange.

Our Energy Smart labels promote our highly energy efficient hot tub models.

7. Ultra Energy-Efficient Hot Tubs

You can find an energy efficient hot tub more easily today than ever before. With pumps that use less energy than a 40-watt bulb, insulation used in industrial freezers and hot tub covers that lock tight, most Hot Spring spas add just £20 to £35 per month** to the owner’s electric bill.

** Many factors affect the life of spa water, such as bather load and water chemistry. When these factors are accounted for and the spa is properly maintained, the FreshWater Salt System will keep water clean and clear for a full year.
** Individual energy consumption will vary depending on water set temperature, actual consumer usage patterns and actual environmental ambient conditions.