CARING FOR YOUR COLONIAL HOT TUB
Maintaining a Hot Tub is simple and can be divided into three areas: the water, the tub and the filter. We provide you with a full maintenance guide and after sales support but the basics are outlined below.
MAINTAINING THE WATER
Your hot tub water is easy to keep clean and balanced for the most comfortable soak. Initially you will need to test and adjust the alkalinity (pH) of the water. Sanitisers then need to be added periodically to counteract and remove impurities and contaminants from the water.
There is a wide range of products available to maintain your water. We recommend and can supply a range of trusted products to keep your water at optimum levels. You can view and purchase them from our online shop here.
MAINTAINING THE CEDAR TUB
Colonial Hot Tubs are made of Canadian Heart Cedar which has natural anti-bacterial and anti-decay properties, and are known to last up to 30 years if maintained properly.
Your tub exterior is stained in your preferred colour using CD-50, a high quality and trusted stain. This will only need a fresh coat applied every few years. As wood is a natural material it will require a little attention but nothing more than a couple of hours per year.
MAINTAINING THE FILTER & PUMP
Your Hot Tub’s water pump and filter distribute additives and remove impurities from the water, they are vital to maintain water purity.
The water filter needs to be periodically cleaned or changed to ensure that it is being effective. The water pump is generally maintenance free and only requires an annual visual check-up. Again we supply full instructions and are able to answer any questions or guide you through the maintenance process.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
At least 15 years and probably longer if well maintained. Many wine barrels have lasted 30 years or more.
Hot Tubs get slimy when there is a chemical imbalance in the water or if there has been excessive quantities of chlorine used. As long as you do five minutes of chemical maintenance weekly you will have no problems.
A few minutes a week is all it takes to test the water and adjust the chemical balance. The filter cartridge should be washed every month. The Hot Tub water should be changed every 2–3 months depending on usage. A water change is the perfect time to give the Hot Tub walls a sponge or light scrub.
Yes. A test strip dipped into the water for a few seconds indicates what chemicals need adding.
$3–4 per day depending on power cost at source.
People have them next to swimming pools, in conservatories or gazebos, in bush or gardens, indoors or out. Partially or wholly set in decks with steps built up to them or deck built around them, on the edge of a deck or freestanding on patios. It really depends on your site and imagination. The only consideration is to have a concrete pad, solid deck or floor as a foundation.
Expect delivery within 14 days of receipt of deposit, although this is subject to outstanding orders and material availability.