The most important factor in keeping your hot tub working well and getting the longest possible lifespan out of it is proper maintenance! And a large part of that maintenance is checking and adjusting the chemical balance of the water. While spas can vary quite a bit and the maintenance for each one will depend upon your usage and local water supply, there are some general tips to keep in mind when you are trying to establish a maintenance schedule for your spa. Your hot tub will need treating with chemicals fairly often. Most experts recommend checking the water every couple of days or at least twice a week, as well as before each use. Use a test strip to check the water and compare it with the chart printed on the container. Because it can be difficult to keep…