Lay-Z-Spa Maintenance Tips

Like any frequently used household or garden commodity, a Lay-Z-Spa hot tub does need a bit of care and attention in order to keep it in the best possible condition. Hot tub maintenance isn’t as hard as you might think and certainly doesn't take much time away from sitting back and relaxing in the therapeutic 40°C water and soothing massage system.

Our Lay-Z-Spa maintenance tips are not things you need to do every day or even every week, but worth bearing in mind. 

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Keeping on top of your chemicals helps keep the water clean and your Lay-Z-Spa in the best possible condition.

Chemical maintenance isn’t that hard once you get the hang of it and this will prolong the lifespan of your water and help keep the pump and liner in good condition too.

Need help with chemical maintenance?

Click on the link below or go to our in-depth hot tub chemical guide.


Filters not only keep your water clean but they help your pump to work efficiently. Dirt and particles can build up quite quickly, even with the most conscious hot tub users, so frequently changing your filter is an important part of hot tub maintenance.

Between each use or at least every other day, you should remove the filter cartridge from its filter housing and give it a rinse or clean.

Hot tub filters can be cleaned and used over and over again. However, once they discolour or lose quality, it is time to replace your filters with new ones.

Lay Z Spa Maintenance and Filters
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Water Change

Depending on how frequently you use your hot tub, and how well you maintain your chemicals, our advice is to change the water every 1 to 3 months.

Change your Lay-Z-Spa water every 1 month if you use your hot tub 3 or more times a week or a maximum of 3 months if you use it less frequently and are good with regular chemical maintenance. 

Over time the TDS (Total Dissolved Solids) level of the water increases which eventually makes chemicals ineffective and the water quality will deteriorate quickly despite trying your best with chemical treatment.


Before and after using your Lay-Z-Spa, it is a good idea to do some basic cleaning if required. Use a skimmer net to remove anything that is floating on the surface. For dirt on the bottom, we have underwater vacuums. For stains on the inside or outside, if a damp cloth isn’t effective enough, use a Miracle Pad or antibacterial spray.

When you are changing the water, it is a good opportunity to give your Lay-Z-Spa a thorough clean both inside and out as the base and parts of the outside can have general garden dirt build-up.

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Easy Lay-Z-Spa Cleaning & Maintenance Tips

Lay-Z-Spa Maintenance can be made even easier with a few simple and hands-free actions that will seriously reduce the amount of cleaning or maintenance required.

Shower Before Use

We recommend that you shower before using your Lay-Z-Spa. Showering before using a hot tub helps to remove any body lotions or oils from your skin and will help keep your water and filters cleaner for longer.

Fake tan can lead to staining around the waterline on the sides of your Lay-Z-Spa. Cosmetics, body lotions, suncream and even perfumes can all lead to a loss of water quality, chemicals needing to work harder and clogged up filters. So, showering before using your Lay-Z-Spa makes maintenance a lot easier.

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hot tub scum ball

Use Absorbaballs™

Despite showering, some body oils and organic residue might still get into the water. If you want to further prevent maintenance requirements, we recommend using the Clearwater® Absorbaballs™.

This floating accessory sits on the water and absorbs all these impurities eliminating grime and scum lines. This keeps both the water and filters in better condition for longer. The Absorbaballs™ are durable and reusable - they just need to be rinsed with warm water.

Maintenance Accessories

Lay-Z-Spa cleaning and maintenance can be made a lot easier with the right tools.

We have a range of hot tub cleaning and maintenance accessories that can take the time out of looking after your Lay-Z-Spa and allows you to spend more time relaxing. You will also find bundles of cleaning products or essentials such as filters and chemicals which not only save time but save money.

Lay-Z-Spa Cleaning and Maintenance Accessories