Signs It’s Time To Drain and Refill Your Hot Tub

One question that many hot tub owners have is whether or not they need to drain their hot tub, and if so, how often? It seems like a reasonable question since many know that you don’t drain your pool, so why would you drain a hot tub? In today’s blog from LA Spas in Corona, we’re going to address these questions. If you are looking for additional information on the best way to drain your hot tub or you’re thinking that it might even be time to upgrade to a new one, please don’t hesitate to reach out to us or stop by our hot tub store.

Importance of Draining your Hot Tub

 The answer to the question on whether or not you need to occasionally drain your hot tub is a resounding “Yes!” Although you may only need to do it two or three times a year, the reason for it is two-fold. First, it’s important for your health and safety and second, it’s also a vital step in extending the life of your hot tub. That’s because even though your hot tub comes with a filter and you’re adding chemicals to the water to help keep it balanced, over time the combination of dirt, sweat, lotion, body oils, perfume, and residuals from the chemicals can eventually start to affect the clarity and cleanliness of your water. Temperature and frequent use may also play a part because it allows more water to evaporate which thereby concentrates any leftover organic materials remaining in the water. 

Staying on top of regular maintenance and chemical balancing will generally keep your water sparkling clean for many months, but over time, particle buildup can create water quality issues that are bad for both you and your hot tub. To prevent this from happening, you should always be sure to change your hot tub water following the recommended schedule set by the manufacturer. You can also ask any of the team members here at Spa Max and we would be happy to help you.  

How Often Should a Hot Tub Be Drained?

As mentioned above, the frequency of how often you drain your hot tub may depend on the type of hot tub you own. However, there are a few other factors to consider. For instance, how often do you use your hot tub? Are you the only one using it just a couple of times a week, or do you have a whole houseful of people using it daily? Next, take a look at your filtration system. Do you keep up on regular maintenance and does it do a good job of filtering the water? If not, you may need to drain your hot tub more often.

Draining your hot tub might seem like too much of a chore, but remember, it’s not like you’ll be doing it every week. Some people recommend changing the water every 4 months, while others suggest that it only needs to be done once a year. To learn what the ideal schedule is for the hot tub you have, talk with one of the knowledgeable team members at our Spa Max hot tub store.

How To Know When To Drain Your Hot Tub

There are two ways that you’ll know that it’s time to change the water in your hot tub — when the calendar says so or when the water says so. Once you know how often the manufacturer recommends changing the water, keep track of it on a calendar. If you’re supposed to drain it twice a year and it’s been about six months, then it’s probably time to make plans to drain it. 

The other way that you can tell that it might be time to drain your hot tub is by acknowledging the signs. That is, does the water look cloudy? Is there any foam or other buildup? How does the water smell — does it not smell quite right? While some of these may also be signs that your chemicals are off or that your filtration system isn’t working properly, if it’s been a while since you drained your hot tub or if it hasn’t been used for a significant period of time, chances are it might need to be drained.

Shop For Your Next Hot Tub at Spa Max

We hope that today’s blog has been helpful and informative. If you have additional questions, please don’t hesitate to contact us. 

Is it time that you upgraded that old hot tub? Whether you’ve outgrown your current one, have had it for decades, or it “came with the house” and is in questionable condition, now is the time to upgrade to something you’ll not only love, but use on a daily basis. Hot tubs are fun, relaxing, and offer multiple health benefits. Find your perfect hot tub at the best hot tub store in Southern California. Visit Spa Max in Corona today!