Sun-Ready Spas: Getting Your Hot Tub Prepped for Summer

With longer evenings and warmer temperatures on their way, it's time to level up your hot tub game. Prepare your spa for the sunny days ahead with our guide to getting your hot tub ready for summer. We'll take you through the steps to make sure your tub is a clean, cool, and a calming retreat. Let’s dive in!


So Fresh, So Clean

Drain and Refill

Kick off your summer prep with refreshed water to maintain water quality and optimal spa performance. A clean tub is a happy tub! 

Check for Wear and Tear

Inspect your hot tub cover and components for any signs of damage. Addressing minor issues now can prevent more significant problems later, ensuring your spa is in top condition throughout the summer, and saving you money in the long run. 

Cleaning hot tub

Deep Clean

Give your hot tub’s components a thorough clean, including the cover, shell, jets, and filter. Remove any debris or residue that may have built up during the spring. This will reduce how often you have to replace your tub’s parts and minimise chemical usage.


Crystal Clear Water 

Get the Balance

Hot tub chemicals

Test and balance your hot tub water chemistry. Summer heat can affect pH levels and sanitiser effectiveness. 

Stock Up 

Get your chemical essentials ready to go. Dirty water damages your tub as well as your health. You’ll usually get more bang for your buck if you opt for the larger sized bottles. 

Algae Attack

Keep an extra eye out for algae growth over the summer months. Heat and sunlight make ideal breeding grounds. Get your sanitise of choice at the ready, and follow these simple steps to prevent the telltale green water in your spa


Save Your Pocket, Save the Planet

Hot tub cover

Cover Up 

Use your hot tub cover wisely during the summer. While covers are essential for retaining heat during colder seasons, using them judiciously in summer as well can help prevent excessive water evaporation and reduce energy costs.


Insulation Check

Make sure your hot tub's insulation is in good condition. Proper insulation not only improves energy efficiency but also prevents heat loss during summer nights, allowing you to enjoy warm soaks without overworking your spa heater.

Air Source Energy 

Air source heat pumps can reduce your hot tub’s energy bills by up to 50%! These heat pumps are a sensible and sustainable investment to minimise heating costs over summer. 


Set the Scene

Pergola Paradise


Make hot tub sessions more relaxing with calming surroundings. Pergolas create a natural centrepiece for your garden, we love to grow climbers such as honeysuckle around the frame for a floral focal point. 

Delightful Décor

Cushions, beach towels, and outdoor rugs can transform your hot tub space into a soothing summer retreat. Add potted plants or rattan decorations for a natural touch.

Bubbles Minus the Spillages

Floating holders and hot tub safe glassware is a must-have to enjoy a few bubbles during summer soaks. Our range of plastic cups and glasses are safe for hot tub use, while our inflatable spa bar prevents spillages. 

Beat the Heat

Shade Solutions

Make sure you’ve got adequate shade to keep yourself cool on sunny days. A gazebo, pergola, or parasol can provide relief from the summer sun, allowing for a comfortable soak during the hottest hours.

Everybody’s Free to Wear Sunscreen

Use a waterproof sunscreen on your face and body prior to your dip. UV exposure can be intense during summer, which is amplified when you’re in water. 

Hydration Reminder

Stay hydrated! Summer hot tub sessions can be dehydrating, so keep water nearby and ensure you're replenishing fluids during your soak.

Outdoor Shower

Short and Sweet 

Don’t forget to limit the amount of time you spend in your tub, little and often is the best rule of thumb. 

Summer Showers

An outdoor shower is so refreshing on those sizzling days. It also makes sure you’re clean and hot tub ready before your dip. 


Hot tub summer ready FAQs: answering your burning questions  

Can I use my hot tub during the hottest part of the day?

While it's safe to use your hot tub in the summer, it's best to avoid the hottest part of the day. Late afternoon or early evening soaks provide a more comfortable experience.

How often should I check the water chemistry in summer?

In summer, we recommended to check your hot tub water chemistry at least twice a week. Increased usage and warmer temperatures can impact water balance more quickly.

Can I leave my hot tub uncovered in summer?

While it's tempting, leaving your hot tub uncovered in summer can lead to increased water evaporation, along with more dirt and debris.


Parting advice

Get ready for a summer of hot tubbing by following our simple steps. For more information about chemicals, sanitation and maintenance, read our handy guide to hot tub chemicals.

Need more advice? Give us a call on 01482 212322 or email and we’ll help you out. Or drop in and see us in our Hull or Leeds showrooms to see our hot tub chemical range for yourself. 

Not near one of our Yorkshire hot tub showrooms? No problem, if you’re looking for a new hot tub you can explore our virtual showroom or book a video call with our showroom team.

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