Jacuzzi Hot Tubs are a great place to unwind and soak your troubles away. Unfortunately, as with most machinery around the home, they require periodic maintenance. Not maintaining a Jacuzzi Hot Tub can result in costly repair bills or even health issues due to contaminated or unsanitized water. Here are some common Jacuzzi Hot Tub maintenance issues and simple steps you can take to avoid big problems.
Jacuzzi Hot Tubs (ג׳קוזי) contain hot water. Hot water contains active bacteria. Bacteria breaks down the water and makes it cloudy and it also affects human skin and can cause health issues and skin rashes. Enemy number one in the Jacuzzi Hot Tub is un-kept water. At minimum, sanitizer always needs to be present in a sufficient amount to keep the pesky bacteria under control.
With the bacteria under control, next you have to control the PH level of the Jacuzzi Hot Tub. The PH is measured on a scale of 1 to 14 with 7 being PH neutral or balanced. Simply keeping a regular eye on the PH level with either a water test kit or simple water test strips can help you maintain the optimum PH range for Jacuzzi Hot Tub water which is between 7.2 and 7.6. By maintaining the PH level, the sanitizer can do its work in a comfortable range and you avoid the water breaking down by becoming either too acidic or too basic. If left to wander, out of range PH can cause all sorts of water clouding, precipitation of calcium carbonate and other issues.
Once the PH and sanitizer are under control you want to keep it that way. Shock treatment helps to reactivate the sanitizer after a period of time as otherwise it can get saturated and become less effective. Regularly shocking the water reactivates the chlorine or bromine and keeps your water healthier longer.
It is recommended to change Jacuzzi Hot Tub (בריכות ספא) water every 3 months or so depending on frequency of use because once you get to a certain point of diminishing returns, it is better to change the water rather than conduct advanced chemistry experiments.
There are other Jacuzzi Hot Tub accessories and additives that can address particular Jacuzzi Hot Tub problems such as scaling or metal in the water. You can also get Jacuzzi Hot Tub fragrances to help liven up your Jacuzzi Hot Tub (ג׳קוזי) experience. They come in several different sizes and scents.
Finally, do not neglect the Jacuzzi Hot Tub filter whose job it is to remove contaminants and particles from the water. Rinse the filter out regularly and once the pores are clogged and filter cleaner no longer does its job, simply change out the filter. Jacuzzi Hot Tub filters should be changed every year or year and a half depending on use.