The best time to replace your hot tub water is before winter hits. Doing this in the fall will help you get through the winter months without having to drain and then refill your hot tub. It’s also a great opportunity to inspect your hot tub and its components for any signs of damage and wear. Making any necessary repairs and doing some preventative maintenance will save you from having to do an emergency repair later! We’ve created a step by step approach below to help you through the process of getting your hot tub ready for winter.
Neutr – All
You must always remember this one rule: When you’re draining your hot tub, test the water to make sure that it’s free of chlorine and bromine. Chlorinated hot tub water can damage grass and plants, as well as ground water. Use Neutr – All to reduce the sanitizer level to zero before draining.
Microcleanse is a liquid cleaner that’s used to remove scale, sludge, calcium and biofilm accumulation in the pipelines of hot tubs and whirlpool baths. Before you drain the hot tub, simply add Microcleanse as directed on the back of the bottle, circulate for 1 hour, drain, rinse and re-fill the hot tub. Microcleanse should be used at least once per year.
DID YOU KNOW?
The average Beachcomber Hot Tub can have up to 250 feet of plumbing lines underneath! Keep them clean by using Microcleanse at least once per year.
- Turn power off at the G.F.C.I. breaker or disconnect the power switch (do not use the standby feature).
- Locate the black drain/fill valve shown below, found inside behind the door on a Portable LEEP model or under the step on the Hybrid Edition. Remove the safety cap from the fitting threaded into the valve.
- Attach the female end of your garden hose and place the other end at a level lower than the drain/fill valve to ensure complete draining. To open, turn the outer part of the drain/fill valve counter clockwise to open and start the draining.
- Draining time will vary from model to model.
- Once the hot tub is drained and empty, disconnect the garden hose and close the valve.
Before refilling the hot tub, ensure that the tub is rinsed well with fresh water with the floor drain open. This will make sure that any residual acrylic cleaner will be rinsed and not end up in the water. Close the floor drain, fill up the footwell then open the floor drain. This helps to rid the hot tub of any contaminants that have ended up in the low lying plumbing lines. Close the floor drain and refill the hot tub; stop filling once the water is half way up the skimmer opening. You are now safe to turn on the power at the GFCI. After the hot tub is circulating, add the startup chemicals as per the Tethys Water Care Software printout.