The best way to keep the spa running smoothly is to regularly drain it. This procedure helps minimize the buildup of dissolved solids, which can cause spa issues.
Sometimes, draining the spa is not an appropriate practice. For instance, when a city or county has restrictions on water supply and a pool or hot tub is not available, draining the spa is not allowed.
You should never drain a hot tub completely, as this can cause severe damage to the structure of the vessel. There are a variety of ways to clean a hot tub while keeping it running.
1. RECYCLE THE HOT TUB INTO THE POOL
This method works if you have a pool and want to empty it into the water. Just empty the spa into the pool, and then wipe down the interior with our Spa Cleaner chemical.
2. RECYCLE THE HOT TUB INTO THE BATHTUB
If you have a bathtub that's within a garden hose distance of a hot tub, this option works. Just empty the water into the tub and use it for bathing.
3. FILTER SPA WATER THROUGH EXTERNAL POOL FILTER
This system works if you have a pool pump and filter, or if you mount an aboveground system on a skid. Just plug in the cord and follow the instructions to turn the water around.
4. FILTER SPA WATER WITH REVERSE OSMOSIS
Mobile Water Recycling is a new type of service that lets people recycle their pool or spa water. They can send a truck to your home and pump it out, then return it to the spa in minutes.
5. Balance the Spa Water and Shock
This is a basic spa chemical that will test and balance the pH, Alkalinity, and Calcium levels in your hot tub. It can also shock the system with a granular chlorine shock.
6. SCRUB THE SPA
Use a soft brush to remove any grime and film from the spa filter. Then, using a vacuum and a skim net, remove the debris to keep the filter running smoothly.
7. SCRUB THE PIPES
You can scrub the pipes and jets using a chemical purge. However, it's very important to remove the bio-film lining the pipes and jets to prevent further damage. Usually, this step involves draining the spa.
8. SOAK THE JETS
Many of the jets in the spa can be removed, and they can be soaked in a solution of water and vinegar to remove any calcium build-up. This method will help remove the jets in the pipes.
It's best to drain the spa at least 3 months a year. If you can't do this, try one of the above solutions or call for a trucked in pool water.
The best way to keep the spa running is to drain it every 3-4 months. If you can't do this, try one of the other options.
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