Cleaning your Spa or Hot Tub. The Empty and Fill Tutorial

  • Turn off electrical power to the spa. I switch the breaker in our breaker box.
  • Attach a garden hose to the spiguet of the hot tub and begin to empty the water. My wonderful husband attached a hose extension with special PEX crimping tool to my spiguet so I didn’t have to stand on my head every time I wanted to attach my emptying hose. You can see the clear hose here.
  • Remove filters and soak in Chlorine bleach while the hot tub empties – about 4 hours.
  • It may be necessary to empty the remaining water by hand using a bucket or plastic container.
  • Use a concentrate of 2 tsp. bromine powder to 1-gallon warm water. Wipe the sides and bottom of the tub with bromine water. No need to scrub, just disinfect the surface and remove any water rings or scale residue.
  • Rinse sides with a garden hose and scoop out that water by hand.
  • Remove the emptying hose from the spiguet, and begin to refill. We use a garden hose. Hint: Check with your local municipal authority to see if they allow a discount for water usage when refilling spas or pools.
  • Once the tub is refilled, turn on the electricity to the tub at the breaker box.
  • Replace the clean filters.
  • Add the Bromine Floater to the water containing the bromine tablets.

Finally! Enjoy!!!

It’s an all-day process, but not hard work. It takes several hours to empty the tub, and a couple of hours to refill it. Other than wiping down the surface, you can enjoy your day while waiting. Simple as can be!!

I hope you enjoyed learning the simple facts about spa care. If you have any questions or comments about this post, please feel free to leave them below. Thank you, my friends.

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