How to Drain a Hot Tub

Hot tubs can be an endless source of entertainment, which is probably one of the main reasons they continue to be so popular. In order to remain fun, however, a fair amount of work needs to be done with respect to routine maintenance.

From time to time you will need to perform a tub drain on your hot tub or spa. The tub will need to be drained and cleaned periodically, especially if you are not using it during the winter. Whatever the reason, draining your tub is important to know how to do. If you leave it too long, bacteria can form in the standing water. In particular, winter maintenance is vital to ensure your hot tub won’t sustain any damage when the weather turns cold.

Initial Steps

The first thing to do is to turn off the heater on the hot tub and switch it off at the main supply. Next, locate the circuit breaker for the tub in the breaker box and turn that off as well. Electrical safety is absolutely vital when dealing with appliances that use water and failure to follow these steps can be exceedingly dangerous.

Take the cover off the tub and remove the filter to clean it. The filter can usually be washed underneath a cold tap and a replacement is only needed if there are obvious signs of wear and tear.

If you’re going to refill the tub immediately, you’ll need to put the filter back before doing so. If you won’t be using your spa for several months, keep the filter in your house after letting it dry thoroughly to keep it from perishing during the cold weather.

Tub Drain

Attach a garden hose to the hot tub’s bottom drain spout. You’ll need to twist the hose onto the spigot so make sure it’s on firmly. A lot of water will be draining from your tub so …


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