Your whole family enjoys spending time together in your hot tub. For the grown-ups, it’s a great way to relax and unwind, especially after a long day at work or after a challenging workout. The kids likely enjoy floating, dunking and inventing dozens of games, no matter the day or time. One thing is for certain – owning a hot tub provides hours of enjoyment for family members of all ages.

But owning a hot tub also requires a certain amount of maintenance to keep it in top operating condition and to keep the water clean and healthy. Involving your children in this maintenance process is a great way to help them learn about the responsibilities that come with such an investment.

Day-to-day hot tub maintenance is fairly straightforward, so it’s fairly easy to find a job for every family member, no matter their age. With your help, your child can easily check the chemical levels in the water and help you figure out what actions you might need to take. In addition to giving your child a great mini-chemistry lesson, it’s a great chance for you to explain how sanitizing and disinfecting the spa water keeps it safe for them to play in, and keeps it from becoming cloudy our irritating their skin.

Using the water vac to remove debris from the bottom of the spa is another great job for your child, as is adding water with the garden hose when it’s needed. Just be sure to follow the proper procedures for your spa model.

With a little effort, your kids can learn some new skills, and in no time the whole family will be back to enjoying the benefits of your hot tub. For the adults: hydrotherapy, stress reduction and relaxation. For the kids: an ocean full of possibilities, and a reward for a job well-done.

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