How to protect your hot tub from sun damage?

A hot tub or swim spa in the backyard is a very good idea. The whole family can use it in cold and hot weather, and it can easily be used as a venue for gatherings or parties. However, it is worth paying attention to things like the sun, as it can easily cause damage to its surface if not properly maintained and treated. Let’s see what can be done in the event of sun damage.

  1. Use a Cover: Always use a high-quality cover when the hot tub is not in use. The cover will shield the water and the tub’s surface from direct sunlight, preventing UV rays from causing damage. Make sure the cover is securely fitted to provide maximum protection. Wellis covers helps you to make your hot tub energy-efficient and will help keep your spa clean, clear, and conserving it’s heat.
  1. Choose a Shaded Location: Choosing the right location is key to prevent your hot tub from sun damage. Position your hot tub in a shaded area of your yard, patio, or deck. This can significantly reduce the amount of direct sunlight it receives during the day, helping to preserve the tub’s exterior and internal components.
  2. Install a Gazebo or Awning: Consider installing a gazebo or awning over your hot tub to provide continuous shade. This can be a stylish addition to your outdoor space while offering effective protection from sun exposure. Cover and roof complement each other perfectly, both are recommended!
  3. Regular Maintenance: Keep the hot tub clean and well-maintained. Regularly clean the shell and components to remove dirt and debris that can accumulate and potentially exacerbate sun damage. If this is not done, your hot tub can easily be ruined, not only by the damaging effects of the sun, but also by improper treatment.
  4. Monitor Water Chemistry: Properly balance the water chemistry in your hot tub. Imbalanced water chemistry can lead to corrosion and deterioration of the tub’s surfaces, which may be accelerated by sun exposure. Poor water chemistry can also damage the cover from the inside out.

By implementing these strategies, you can help protect your hot tub from sun damage and prolong its lifespan. Regular maintenance and proactive care will ensure that you continue to enjoy your hot tub for years to come. All Wellis hot tubs are designed for a long life, but they also require the right behavior from the user to avoid problems.

For more information on how to shop and compare hot tubs before purchasing please visit our hot tub buyer’s guide pages. You can also click on the pink boxes at the top right of every page to get a free local quotes from dealers in your area. Or, click our “Spa Buyer’s Consult” link above to get one-on-one expert advice on how to shop around for the best hot tubs available in your area.

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