This Site All Started With a PoolThis Site All Started With a Pool

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This Site All Started With a Pool

I'm Jake Johnson and installing a pool in my home was not easy. First, I had to make the decision. I live alone since my wife died a few years ago, and it seemed rather frivolous to spend money on a pool. I'm not old, but age was a bit of a factor. It seemed almost irresponsible and childish to want a pool at my age. After I committed, I had to find the right contractor. With so many variables (price, time, personality, etc.), it was a lot harder than I thought. Next, I had to work with the contractor to find the proper space and size and look. After months of construction, I had my pool, but then I had to learn a lot about the proper care and upkeep. Overall, though, my little foray into construction (even if I didn't do any of the really hard work) was informative and worthwhile!

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How To Keep A Perfectly Clean Hot Tub To Avoid Repairs

Repairs on a hot tub can be quite difficult and frustrating. On top of this, hot tub repair can cost a great deal of money, as well. This is why you want to do what you can to avoid repairs altogether by keeping your hot tub as thoroughly cleaned as possible. Here's how to keep your hot tub clean:

Use Sanitizers: Sanitizing your hot tub is the most important maintenance step to follow. This is because sanitizing your hot tub kills the bacteria that grows in warm water, which means that this harmful bacteria cannot cause you to become ill and cannot cause problems with the pipes in the hot tub either. 

Change Your Water: The water in your hot tub needs to be changed regularly. Every 3 months is recommended for changing the water in a hot tub. Without changing you water, it becomes dirty even when you continuously sanitize it. This is because no amount of sanitizer can get rid of the dirt build up in the water, only the bacteria that grows from it. 

Clean Filter Monthly: The filter of the hot tub needs to be cleaned monthly. If it is not cleaned monthly, then you would need to replace it more often than usual, which can cost you. The filter should only have to be replaced once a year. 

Checking the pH Levels: The pH level of your hot tub is important to check regularly. If the pH level is above or below 7, you will need to balance it out. This is because if the pH level is below 7, then it becomes too acidic, which can corrode parts of the hot tub itself and become bothersome for your skin. If the pH levels are above 7, then this means that the water is too alkaline, which can cause nasty stains on the sides of the hot tub. 

Remove Metals: If the local water in your area contains heavy metals, then you are going to have to use metal removing products every time you change the water in your hot tub. You can find these products at your local hardware store. Be sure that you follow the instructions on the packaging and change your filter after using since the metals can get stuck in there. 

By following these steps when cleaning your hot tub, you can be sure that you avoid major repairs, such as removing hot tub stains, fixing corrosion from acidic pH levels, and replacing your filter more often than you need to.