Advice for First-Time Spa Owners


Your first time owning a spa is very exciting! But there are some important things you need to know when managing a spa at your own home. What should you do once the spa arrives? How long will it take before it’s up and running? How often should I check the chemical levels? All of these are normal questions to have when you’ve never owned a spa before.

Below, we’ve compiled some tips so you can enjoy your time with your spa virtually worry-free. After all, wasn’t the idea for buying a spa so you could relax?



A big part of enjoying your spa is understanding how it works and how to properly maintain it. Begin by reading your manual. Your manual will be your personal guide and help you to prevent damages as you take care of your spa. As you read your manual, you will come across various steps that you need to take before you use your spa for the first time. You want to clean your spa with a gentle, mild cleaner in preparation for it to be filled with water.

Once your spa is filled, review your owner’s manual on your temperature controls. Your next step is to heat your spa! This can take anywhere from seven to 24 hours, however it all depends on size, temperature of the water you added and temperature of the air around you.

Balancing your water is another extremely important step to take before spending time in your spa. Be sure to check the chemical balances by using some of these testing strips to make sure your water is safe. These strips will tell you where your chemical imbalances are and your manual will help you fix these. After your water is ready to go, so are you!

Make sure to check your water with testing strips every few weeks. Chemical imbalances can randomly occur, and you always want to make sure that your spa water is safe.


Safety First!

Safety should always come first, and in order for you to have a good time while using your spa, we want you to feel safe and know what precautions to take.

If you have children, always remain in the hot tub with them, or supervising them at all times. You should also consider purchasing a cover and cover lifter for your spa to eliminate access to the spa when it isn’t being supervised. Children should not be in the spa for more than 15 minutes at a time and the water should be kept at a lower temperature. Infants and toddlers should not be in the spa at all.

Be sure to stay hydrated when you use your spa, as the heat will make you feel dehydrated. So drink plenty of water. Keep water close by and cool with these Spas & Stuff Tervis Big-T Tumblers!

If you are looking to buy a spa for your home, there are many options available, so be sure to find the one that’s right for you and use these helpful tips to make spa ownership a breeze. Additionally, feel free to contact us anytime with concerns or questions about managing your first home spa.




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