6 Tips for Keeping Your Hot Tub Cover Bacteria Free

At Ahh!some Watercare, we know the importance of maintaining a clean and bacteria-free hot tub environment — in fact, we specialize in it. One area that often goes unnoticed when it comes to hot tub maintenance is the cover. The hot tub cover acts as a protective barrier, but it can also harbor bacteria if not properly cared for. 

We’re excited to share six essential tips for keeping your hot tub cover bacteria-free, ensuring a safe and enjoyable hot tub experience. Let’s dive in!

1. Regular Cleaning with Ahh!some Spray Cleaner and Deodorizer

To prevent the buildup of bacteria, it’s crucial to clean your spa’s cover regularly. Our Ahh!some Spray Cleaner and Deodorizer is a perfect choice as it effectively removes dirt, oils, and bacteria while leaving a fresh scent behind.

This powerful spray cleaner effectively removes dirt, debris, inanimate scum, nutrients, particulates, and inanimate contaminants from all surfaces. It also aids in the removal of unwanted odors and non-public health organic build-up that can lead to unsightly deposits. 

To use on your hot tub, simply spray the cleaner on the “tidal zone” of the spa shell (4-6 inches above the water line) after each use and before closing the cover. For weekly maintenance, spray the underside of the spa cover and around the headrests, wiping any residue that forms.

2. Dry Thoroughly After Use

After cleaning the cover, ensure it is completely dry before placing it back on the hot tub. Moisture can create a breeding ground for bacteria, so allow the cover to air dry or use a clean, dry towel to speed up the process.

3. Avoid Chemical Damage 

Some cleaning agents or chemicals used in hot tub water maintenance can deteriorate the cover material. Always follow the manufacturer’s guidelines for maintaining your hot tub cover. Also, avoid using harsh or abrasive substances that could cause damage. Our Ahh!some Spray Cleaner and Deodorizer is specifically formulated to be gentle yet effective on hot tub covers.

Hint: We have a line of hot tub cleaning products that are highly effective and won’t cause damage to your cover. 

4. UV Protection 

Exposure to sunlight can degrade the cover’s material over time. Use a spa cover protectant that contains UV inhibitors to shield the cover from harmful UV rays. This will help prolong its lifespan and reduce the risk of bacteria growth.

5. Regular Inspections

Perform regular inspections of your spa’s cover to check for any signs of damage, such as tears, cracks, or mold growth. Addressing these issues promptly will prevent bacteria from entering the spa and ensure the cover continues to provide optimal protection.

6. Proper Storage 

If you decide to remove the hot tub cover for an extended period, ensure it is stored in a clean and dry area. Avoid placing it on the ground where it can accumulate dirt and moisture. Use a storage bag or clean tarp to keep it protected.

Start Maintaining a Cleaner Hot Tub Cover with Ahh!some

Maintaining a bacteria-free spa cover is an essential part of spa care. By following these tips and utilizing the powerful cleaning capabilities of Ahh!some Spray Cleaner and Deodorizer and other amazing cleaning products, you can enjoy a clean, safe, and relaxing hot tub experience. 

A well-maintained cover not only enhances the aesthetics of your spa area but also contributes to the overall cleanliness and longevity of your hot tub. So, prioritize regular cleaning, proper drying, and using quality products to keep your spa cover in pristine condition.

Visit our website to learn more about our products and discover how we can help you maintain a healthy and enjoyable hot tub environment.

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