A: Once your hot tub is properly installed, you can care for it in just minutes each week. Maintenance really consists of checking the water chemistry with simple test strips, and adding required chemicals once or twice per week. Your dealer can provide you with a chemical demonstration at the time of installation. You may even choose to use sanitizing tablets, that gradually dissolve and release chemicals over time, and require even less maintenance.
You will need to drain your hot tub's water and re-fill it about once every three months. This process takes a couple of hours and is relatively simple. You'll also need to clean the filter about once a month. Again, it's a simple process that should take less than an hour.