How To Drain & Refill Your Hot Tub

By Shiloh McGinley

January 30, 2024

How To Drain & Refill Your Hot Tub

Hey there! So you’ve got a hot tub, huh? It’s a luxurious way to relax and unwind, but let’s be real—it can also be a bit of work to maintain.

One of the key things you need to do to keep your hot tub in top shape is to drain it properly.

Don’t worry, I’ve got you covered with some simple steps to make the process a breeze.

Why should you empty your hot tub?

Well, regular draining is crucial for keeping the water clean, clear, and odor-free. If you don’t drain it correctly, the water can become dirty, murky, and downright stinky.

Trust me, that’s not the kind of experience you want when you’re trying to relax.

But here’s the thing, draining your hot tub isn’t just about maintaining water quality. It’s also about the health of your hot tub itself. If you neglect to drain it regularly, the water can become too hot and end up damaging the components of your hot tub. Ouch! To avoid that headache, aim to drain your hot tub every month or so.

Now, let’s get down to the nitty-gritty. Here’s how to drain your hot tub like a pro:

  1. Before you begin, make sure the power is turned off. Safety first, my friend!
  2. Locate the drain valve at the bottom of your hot tub and open it up. Let the water flow out until there’s only about an inch left in the tub.
  3. Close the drain valve and turn the power back on. It’s time to give those jets a little workout! Run them for a few minutes to flush out any remaining water.
  4. Once you’ve done that, it’s time to drain the hot tub again. This time, make sure to completely empty it. All set? Great!
  5. Now, grab that hose and refill your hot tub with fresh water. Fill it all the way up to the top. Ah, the sound of fresh water filling your tub is music to the ears!
  6. Close the drain valve, turn on the power, and let the jets run for a few minutes to mix in the new water.
  7. Don’t forget! If you’re not planning to use the hot tub for a while, it’s a good idea to drain and refill it with fresh water every month to keep it in tip-top shape.

Phew! You did it! By following these simple steps, you’ll be able to maintain your hot tub like a pro. And hey, remember, it might seem like a bit of work, but trust me, it’s totally worth it for those moments of pure relaxation.

So go ahead, enjoy your hot tub, and soak your cares away. You deserve it!

Disclaimer: Always consult the manufacturer’s manual or seek professional advice for specific instructions tailored to your hot tub model. Stay safe and have a splashing good time!

Shiloh McGinley

About the author

Shiloh McGinley has been in and around swimming pools her whole life. She's seen a lot of products come and go, and she wants to share with you the best products that really work!

Shiloh is passionate about helping people stay safe in the water, and she loves educating others on how to choose the right pool products.

When she's not working, Shiloh enjoys spending time with her family and friends, and swimming - of course!

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