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How to Clean and Maintain Your Inflatable Spa

Learn What to Do When It Gets Dirty


by Kaiti Hill
Feb 25, 2019

It’s a party in the hot tub – until you spy some dirt and grime starting to build up, which means it’s now a cleaning party. Trade in that party hat for a hose, a couple of washcloths, and some mild soap, and you’ll be headed in the right direction. We’d never dream of leaving you in the dark, so here it is: our inflatable hot tub maintenance guide. Before you do anything else, make sure your inflatable hot tub is completely turned off and unplugged. Then, use these tips and tricks to get your inflatable jacuzzi clean and keep it that way.   

Get a Schedule 

It’s important to know that even if both your inflatable spa and your inflatable spa’s water look clean, they could still be dirty. The general rule of thumb is to drain and clean your blow-up spa every 3 to 4 weeks. This helps to better regulate the water in your hot tub and extend your tub’s lifetime by keeping the vinyl material in prime condition.  

Clear It Out 

Check for any large debris in the water like leaves and sticks once your hot tub is off and before you drain it. If you don’t remove these uninvited guests from your spa, you risk creating a clog during the draining process. When the coast is clear, reference your spa’s manual for drainage directions. Draining is usually as simple as attaching a garden hose to your blow-up spa’s drain port.  

Clean Carefully 

Now that your inflatable jacuzzi is empty, you could turn around and fill it right back up again, but you shouldn’t. Instead, attach your hose to a water spout, grab a soft washcloth, and gently rub away any dirt, algae, or other buildup. Soap is safe for the outside of your spa, but it’s best to avoid using it on the inside of your blow-up spa because it can linger and cause bubbles once your tub is refilled. If you need something stronger than water to cleanse the interior of your inflatable, look into purchasing a bottle of spa cleaner.  

Hose It Down 

Next, rinse it well. And then again. After you ensure that you’ve sprayed away any remaining debris, soap, or cleaner, your portable hot tub is ready to be refilled and the party can go on! 

More Tips 

To keep your freshly cleaned hot tub fresh and clean, we have more hot tub cleaning advice for you. This one is simple: always shower or rinse off with the hose before getting into your spa. The day’s dirt and grime will follow you in if you don’t. You can also keep your inflatable jacuzzi clean by covering it after each use. Not only will a spa cover keep out leaves and critters, it’ll keep the water warmer. Lastly, be sure to check and clean your spa’s filter often. When the filter is dirty, it’ll stop working properly. 

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