How to Properly Clean and Maintain Your Inflatable Hot Tub?

Clean and Maintain Inflatable Hot Tub

If you own an inflatable hot tub, you will realise that it needs just as much care and maintenance as its hard-shelled permanent counterpart. If you don't have one yet, you should. Check out our best inflatable hot tub review here.

In fact, portable hot tubs require even more frequent cleaning and maintenance because they usually have a small filter which is easily clogged.

Every model of an inflatable hot tub comes with special maintenance kits that help you to care for your portable Jacuzzi.

What You Will Need

  • Hot tub water testing strips
  • Mild liquid soap
  • Alkalinity and pH balancing kit
  • Damp sponge

Cleaning and Maintaining the Portable Hot Tub

With the help of the test kits, test the pH and alkalinity of the water in the hot tub. If the pH and alkalinity are either too high or too low, use the tablets included in the water balancing kit to adjust them. The recommended pH should range between 7.4 and 7.6 and any pH range lower or higher than that could damage the vinyl and degrade the hot tub. Also, pour some sanitizing solution into the tub following the instructions on the sanitizer package. This should be done at least once a week.

The hot tub filter is another component of the inflatable hot tub that should be cleaned at least once a week. Find where the filter is located, usually in a compartment underneath a removable screw cap and clean it by wiping away any debris using a paper towel. 

Maintain Inflatable Hot Tub

Once all the debris is removed, hold the filter in running water. The filter should also be checked and cleaned at least once a week because it clogs easily because it is tinier than that of a permanent hot tub. 

Ensure that you do a thorough cleaning of the whole unit at least once in a month and do so per the manufacturer’s instructions. Empty the hot tub and clean the inside using mild liquid soap and a damp sponge. After scrubbing, use a hosepipe to rinse the hot tub until the water is clear. Now let the hot tub dry entirely then fold and store it until the next use. Avoid storing the wrapped hot tub before it is completely dry because it could develop some mold and mildew. When you pull it out for the next use, remember to sanitize the water and test it for pH before using it.

About the Author Harry Thompson

Gaining a BSc Honours in building/ property maintenance at the University of Portsmouth Harry went into the field of renovating properties. Along the journey, he has developed a wide variety of home & garden DIY skills such as installing new kitchens and landscaping gardens.