Hot tubs and swimming pools both need care and maintenance and in many cases, the upkeep that is undertaken is much the same. Working with a Memphis, Tennessee swimming pool builder to keep the water and the pool equipment clean and in top hot tub operating condition is something that many pool owners hand off to the professional.

If you have a hot tub and are ready to turn the tasks over or if you’re new to owning a hot tub, ask the swimming pool and hot tub contractors from Advanced Pool Care what goes into caring for your hot tub or spa, chances are this is what they will tell you:


  • It’s always best to use a cover for your hot tub when it’s not in use. This is the same advice given to swimming pool owners — to use a cover for their swimming pool.
  • Ask your pool and hot tub contractor for a brief training session on the proper chemical balances for your hot tub or spa — the size of the structure will make a difference in the readings you will be looking for.
  • Your pool contractor will clean the filter regularly, just as he would your swimming pool filter.
  • One of the main differences with a hot tub or spa is that these structures need to be drained and the equipment removed and thoroughly cleaned every few months — the frequency will depend on how much use the hot tub gets. Swimming pools are rarely drained, but hot tubs are.

Ask your pool contractor for advice on the care and maintenance of your hot tub or spa and then you can make an informed decision on whether you want to undertake that task.