One of the reasons for having a spa or hot tub is so you can relax in the warm water either by yourself or with friends and family but this also allows grit to get into the bottom of the tub and that just makes things uncomfortable and potentially embarrassing. Performing regular maintenance including vacuuming the tub helps keeps this situation from occurring.
Getting To The Nitty Gritty
While there are many myths surrounding the supposed health concerns about hot tubs and spa, there are some aspects that do ring true. One of those is that each tub should be properly maintained and as such it should be regularly vacuumed to prevent grime and other debris from remaining in the tub. Chemicals can help increase the antimicrobial properties of the tub, grit and grime can cause discomfort or worse, especially with people who might be allergic to the diverse properties of the different grit and debris. Technically, a tub should be vacuumed before use and after use to ensure that there are no residual particulates left that can be a hazard.
However, to effectively vacuum a tub, it requires a vacuum that can do the job. Not all spa vacuums are created equal and some are better for picking up larger objects such as leaves than others. Thus it is important to make sure that the filter and the vacuum are capable of pickup and removing small particles perhaps even in the submicron sizes. While the filter is also important, it all starts with the vacuum and a good vacuum, independent of the tub or not should be powerful enough to get all the grit so you can relax in peace.
Five Great Spa Vacuums
Best Jet Vac Vacuum Cleaner
Designed for both pools and spas, this vacuum cleaner head – PoolSupplyTown Mini Jet Series Vacuum Cleaner will fit your garden hose and a standard 1.25 pole to give you the freedom and reach to get to the bottom of the grit and grime. The water hose pressure forced the water into the collection bag where it is filtered and sent back into the basin.
It has a roller action so it is easy to get around the edges of the spa and it has a brush for helping to move the grim into the collection chamber where it can be removed. Those that have this head enjoy how compact it is and how easy it is to maneuver.
Best Rated Pool and Spa Vacuum Head
Engineered to fit standard vacuum hoses, this head – Milliard Sea-Thru Triangle Head Series Vacuum Cleaner has a triangular shape that not only performs better than the standard shape but allows you to get into tight spaces and corners that might otherwise be missed. It has a nylon brush system that helps break up the grit and allow it to be swept up into the system for better cleaning.
The head is clear so you can visually inspect the job as it is taking place. It is weighted so it stays at the bottom and the heavy duty plastic means it will be around for a long time, cleaning up the dirt. People who use this are impressed with how easy it is to connect and use.
Bestselling Handheld Pool Vacuum
Used by many to get dirt and small objects from the bottom of a spa, this total submersible system doesn’t require a pole, hose or attachment. The Aura 6250 Paradise Series Power Spa Vacuum Cleaner is powerful enough to handle pennies and small rocks and you only have to empty the unit when the net is full. It is easy to handle and maneuver around the spa and it can easily reach into tight areas such as corners.
Being an enclosed system it is easy to pull out and clean and then store for the next time. Popular, people who have this model love just how easy it is to use and store and how well it performs in getting rid of grit.
Top Rated Pool/ Spa Cleaner Wand
Designed for quick vacuuming, this wand – Polaris Spa Wand Series Pool/ Spa Cleaner does not require a pole or hose to get the job done. It has multiple ends so you can select the right one for the job and the unit is easy to see when it is full and the net needs to be emptied.
Used primarily for spas and small pools, this self-contained unit is also easy to store in an out of way space so it doesn’t get in your way. People who use this vacuum love how well it works for them and how easy to use and control this vacuum is, especially for cleaning their hot tubs.
Best Hot Tub Vacuum
This handheld unit – Water Tech Pool Blaster Catfish Series Vacuum Cleaner can be used alone or with an optional pole for length. It can pick up dirt and grime and can even remove algae for a cleaner spa. It has an easy to control body with a handle for grip and the head is small enough to help get into tight places and corners.
It has a brush tip to help break up the grit and sweep the biofilm and it uses a rechargeable battery so there is no worry about connecting it to the household electrical supply. Powerful, this model is well liked as many people love the power and performance of this vacuum.
Be sure to read and follow all included instructions to ensure the safety of yourself and of your spa and vacuum.