We enjoy many days and nights soaking in our hot tub. A hot tub is generally like a bathtub but we don’t drain the water after every use. There are various methods used to purify the water and keep it clean for months.
Although hot tub water is maintained and treated, contaminants still enter into the water and build up over time. For this reason, you’ll still need to drain, clean, and refill your hot tub every so often.
Drain, Clean, and Refill
Follow these easy steps to drain, clean, and refill your hot tub.
Gather the equipment and necessary tools you will need to change the water in your hot tub – a hose, a dry cloth, and a specialized cleaner.
Turn off the hot tub from the circuit breaker so the pump won’t accidentally turn on while there isn’t any water.
Drain the water by either using the drain spout, a siphon or a hose, or a submersible pump. Depending on how large your hot tub is, it may take anywhere from around 10 minutes to over an hour.
Using a soft rag and a non-abrasive cleaner, scrub down all the surfaces of the hot tub.
Remove the filter and clean it using a pressure hose nozzle, an acid wash, or a degreaser. Change or replace the filter when necessary. Fit it back in when it is properly cleaned.
Rinse the surface of the hot tub and remove any residue from the cleaner you used.
Refill the hot tub with fresh water.
Reset your circuit breaker and turn the hot tub back on.
Turn on all pumps and test if everything is working fine. Test the water and adjust chemicals accordingly.
Clean the hot tub cover and wipe it down with a protectant or sealant to keep it protected from weather exposure. Your hot tub is now ready for you to use and enjoy again!
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