If you own a vacation rental home, you can make it more appealing to potential renters, and perhaps charge more per week, if you have a spa in the backyard. However, it will require maintenance, and that might be difficult if you don't live in the area. The solution is to hire a spa service to take care of the hot tub in the same way you hire a cleaning service to clean the home after each guest leaves. Here are some things you may want done between bookings of your home.
Drain And Clean The Tub
You can eliminate fears your vacation renters have about the sanitary conditions of the hot tub by advertising that you have the tub drained and cleaned after the previous guests leave. Draining the water ensures the hard surfaces of the tub can be washed down and disinfected properly. This includes washing the outside along with pillows and other accessories used in the tub. Then the water is refilled so the tub is ready for use again.
Add And Balance Chemicals
A spa service can supply all the chemicals needed from their truck so there is no need to store them at the vacation home or purchase them yourself. Chemicals are necessary to keep down growth of algae that discolors the spa and makes it feel slick. Also, the right balance of chemicals makes the water stay sanitary and the chemicals control the pH so the water is gentle on the equipment and skin.
Inspect The Parts
Another important function of the spa service is to inspect the spa to look for worn parts and other problems that need to be addressed. You don't want to disappoint your guests by having a broken hot tub, so keeping it operational is important. When worn parts are observed, the service will probably contact you before making repairs so you can approve the additional cost.
Condition The Cover
The hot tub cover is important for keeping the water clean, conserving heat, stopping evaporation, and maintaining chemical balance that could be upset due to additional water from rain or evaporation. The covers are usually made from marine vinyl, and the vinyl can degrade and crack if it isn't maintained properly. A cracked and faded cover gives the tub an ugly appearance and it may not insulate as well. The cover should be cleaned on a regular basis with marine vinyl cleaner and disinfected on the inside with diluted bleach or other sanitizer. Once the cover is dry, conditioning it with a vinyl conditioner keeps it supple so it resists cracking and damage from UV rays.
A spa in the backyard or on the deck of a vacation home enhances the experience for your guests whether your home is in the mountains, near the beach, in a remote woods, or in the middle of the city. It's a great amenity to provide for your guests, and it's one you'll enjoy using when you use the home yourself. However, keeping the spa clean and sanitary is important, but that's easy to do when you hire a spa service. Contact a company, like Anchor Pools & Spas, for more help.