Fact: A hot tub takes a lot less time than a pool. For starters, it’s covered whenever you’re not using it. So you don’t get anything falling in it like dirt and leaves. That means no skimming or vacuuming. Also, it doesn’t get rainwater falling in it, which can mess up your pH & alkalinity levels, as well as other water–balancing chemicals. If you’re spending more than 5 minutes per week on your hot tub, you’re doing something wrong. See how easy it is to maintain >>.