The first step in maintaining your Jacuzzi is to make the best decision on where to place it. While they are easier to repair and maintain than full-size pools, Jacuzzis still have a lot of moving parts. Caring for these moving parts on a regular basis is the number one way to keep costs level and low. Here are 4 placement tips that will help keep your Jacuzzi in great shape.
Keep it Protected. You want to enjoy your Jacuzzi hot tub outside where you can admire the night time view, but it also needs to be sheltered from the elements. This means opting for a manufacturer-approved spa cover and leaving sufficient room around the spa for the cover to work properly. If you have harsh weather conditions like wind and snow, you may even want to design your spa a home that includes at least partial walls and a retractable roof. Even landscaping planted around the spa and its deck can help shield delicate components from wind and rain.
Allow Repair and Maintenance Access. Being able to easily move around the spa both for regular maintenance and in case of repairs is essential to keeping its systems functioning well. At a minimum, at least 12 to 18 inches of space all around the spa allows people to enter and exit safely. In addition, find out where all the access points for your particular Jacuzzi are and prepare to leave additional room for repairs to be done at those points when necessary. This will reduce the time and money spent fixing small problems as they arise.
Ensure Good Utility Placement. Make it easy on yourself to keep the Jacuzzi in good condition by allowing safe and simple access to electrical connections and water. Generally, a hot tub should be drained and refilled every three months, and not having an easy way to do so can result in not keeping up with this important maintenance task.
Make it Stable. Build your Jacuzzi on solid footing to ensure the entire units stays in place and doesn't suffer from settling or other movement. If the hot tub is off center, the sheer weight of the water may cause the shell to warp or stretch in ways that are dangerous to the Jacuzzi. Keep in mind the total weight of your particular spa if planning to place it on a deck or patio. Generally, decks and patios should have additional reinforcements geared toward stabilizing the filled weight before installing the unit.
Many problems can be avoided--resulting in fewer repairs and easier maintenance--when you start with the best placement for your new Jacuzzi. And then, you can spend more time enjoying it and less time worrying about it. Talk with a company like Spa Tech for more information.