Caring for a hot tub in Arizona during summertime

By azjunk | DIY

Mar 04

Hot tub maintenance tips to survive AZ summers.

We've hauled away 100s of unwanted hot tubs as the result of poor maintenance.


The sweltering season is just around the corner so you need to brush up on your summertime hot tub maintenance skills. Don’t let these important conservation tasks slide by or else your spa might be "swimming with the fishes." At the very least you’ll end up with bacteria growth, broken filters, and a horrible hard to kill stench that will forever alter your spa experience. If the spa goes so far as to die on you, let us know and AZ Junk will take care of it. But with a little TLC, your spa should make it through the scorching fires of hell on earth that is our summer months.

Tips to extend the lifetime of your hot tub


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Drain and refill the tub. It seems ridiculous to fill the spa with fresh water just before you aren’t going to use it again for several months, but this step will extend the longevity of your hot tub. Obviously, once it's refilled you'll need to balance the pH and  do all that other chemical shenanigans hot tub owners are experts at.

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Turn the water temperature down to the minimum setting. With our hot summers, the water temperature of your spa will still rise. You'll need to be on the lookout for algae and bacteria during these months. To avoid the growth of both, you can keep the spa pump running. Your circulation pump should run on low, every day, for 3-6 hours.

To prevent overheating run the pump early in the morning or late at night, avoid using it during the hottest hours of the day. You can also open or prop the cover at night to help cool off the water.

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Check the pH, alkaline and calcium levels once a month, even if no one is using it.

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Make sure your spa cover is a good one. It should not just rest on top, it should clamp or clip down to the unit. The scorching sun and windy days will tear that cheap cover to shreds. Clamp it down or use spa wind straps.

A better way to give your spa some TLC this summer is to simply use it. As we have already discussed it's pretty simple to convert your hot tub into a cool tub that you can enjoy all summer long. Add an umbrella nearby and the soak will be refreshingly perfect.

Following these basic tips, during the Arizona summer months, should avoid a premature internet search for hot tub removal. Hopefully, you won't need to reach out to us about your spa, but if you need us, we'll be there. We know how to remove and haul dead hot tubs from any location and we have done it hundreds of times. So you know you can rely on us to do it right.

AZ Junk Can Haul Away that Old Hot Tub

Even with proper maintenance hot tubs don't last forever. If you have an unwanted hot tub on your property, call us and we'll remove it. We've removed 100s of hot tubs/spas all throughout the metro Phoenix area. Call to schedule a pickup.

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