Maintenance is key to enjoying a quality and long-lasting hot tub experience. Routine maintenance can help to keep the water clean, create a safe soaking experience and help your spa to last for many years to come. A vital part of every hot tub maintenance routine is changing the water. In this article, we’re going to cover everything you need to know about changing your spa water.
The Importance of Changing Your Spa Water
Changing your spa water is critical to the overall health of your hot tub. Regular water changes can help you provide your hot tub with a fresh start. Not only that, but it can also provide you with an opportunity to give your spa a deeper cleaning and inspection.
How to Change Your Hot Tub Water
- Use a jet line cleaner before draining your hot tub to maintain optimal jet performance.
- Power down your hot tub at the circuit breaker.
- Open the drain valve to release the water. You may want to attach a hose to have the water drain in a low-traffic, inconspicuous area.
- Inspect and clean your hot tub as needed
- Fill to the correct water level, which should be at least one to two inches above the highest jet or two inches above any top skimmer or filter opening.
- Test the pH and alkalinity using test trips and then make adjustments as needed using water care products such as pH and alkalinity up or down.
- Next, add roughly 16 oz of metal out or stain and scale control to protect the equipment. Then, add necessary sanitizers such as chlorine or bromine to establish a residual, following all manufacturer instructions. If you’re using a spa mineral purifier, be sure to add and balance all other chemicals before using.
How Often to Change It
You should aim to drain, clean and refill your hot tub three to four times a year. This number can fluctuate based on how often the hot tub is used and how well it is maintained throughout the months in between.
If your hot tub water is green, murky or foamy, you may want to consider changing the water. After testing the water and treating it with the appropriate chemicals, if the water still hasn’t cleared up, you should definitely drain, clean and refill the spa.
Hot Tub Service in California
Could you benefit from assistance changing your spa water? Or perhaps there is other maintenance that you would like to be handled by a professional? No matter your need, our experts at your local Paradise Valley Spas showroom are happy to help. We offer a range of hot tub service solutions, ranging from but not limited to:
- Water changes
- Water testing
- Water cleaning
- Part ordering
- Cover maintenance
To request spa service, get in touch with your local Paradise Valley Spas hot tub store today. For more information about our hot tubs for sale or bringing your very own hot tub installation to life, our experts are happy to help.