How to Drain and Refill Your Hot Tub

Whether you look forward to using your hot tub after a hard day’s work or as a way to relax on the weekends, the warm, clear water is what makes the experience so relaxing. While routine maintenance is nowhere near as enjoyable as actually using your spa, it’s vital if you want to enjoy each and every soak in your spa.

Integral to every hot tub maintenance routine, let’s take a closer look at the steps to draining, cleaning and refilling your hot tub.

Why Draining Your Tub is Necessary

Aside from testing your spa’s water and balancing chemicals, draining and refilling your hot tub on a regular basis is key to a proper maintenance schedule. If you’re an average hot tub user, you should drain and clean your spa once every three to four months. If your spa receives heavy use, however, you may need to drain it more often.

When overused water sits in your spa for long periods, problems like odour, murkiness, algae buildup or hot tub foam can crop up. By draining, cleaning and refilling your hot tub every three to four months, you’ll not only get to enjoy relaxing in sparkling clean water, you’ll be protecting your spa’s inner workings from damage.

When dirty water is allowed to stay in your spa, it can corrode your hot tub, damaging its circulation system.

How to Drain Your Tub

Draining and cleaning your hot tub does take time, but it’s a relatively easy process.

Our step-by-step guide will have you draining and cleaning your tub like a pro in no time:

  1. Power off your hot tub before draining the water.
  2. To let the water out, you can drain the tub through the valve on the bottom of your spa. If your spa isn’t hooked up to a drainpipe, you can use a hose to drain the water. You can also use a submersible pump to speed up the process.
  3. Once drained, wipe your spa down and apply a non-foaming cleaner to the entire tub. Be sure to use a real hot tub cleaner rather than a household product to avoid damaging your spa. Allow the cleaner to sit for the time specified on the directions.
  4. Once the allotted time has passed, rinse the tub free of the cleaner.
  5. Refill your tub with fresh water.
  6. Test and balance your water.

Draining and cleaning your spa can be time consuming. So, if you’d rather not spend your free time on maintenance, contact our service experts at Jacuzzi Hot Tubs of Manitoba. Our technicians can complete the process for you and provide any other maintenance services you need.

Jacuzzi Hot Tubs of Manitoba

If you need reliable hot tub maintenance, get in touch with us at  Jacuzzi Hot Tubs of Manitoba. As the top dealer in the province, our Brandon and Winnipeg showrooms boast a wide range of hot tub accessories and hot tub supplies. Whether you need hot tub chemicals or you’re looking for a brand new spa, one of our experts would be happy to help you find exactly what you need.

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