Draining Your Spa

Draining Draining Draining

Draining your Hot Tub

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Your spa should be drained every four to six months, and refilled with fresh tap water. The following is the recommended method for draining your spa.

Do not open the control box. These instructions contain only basic guidance for this problem. Anything beyond the scope of these instructions should be performed by a qualified spa technician or an electrician.

For spas with cabinet mounted drain:

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  1. Turn off the power at the breaker.
  2. Remove all filters.
  3. Pull the knob out about 2″ until it snaps into place.

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  1. Unscrew the cap.

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  1.  Hook up the female end of a garden hose to the drain fitting.

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  1. Place the other end of the garden hose where you would like the water to drain to.
  2. Pull the hose outward about ½” to start water flow. Push inward to shut off water flow.

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  1. Let spa drain completely.
  2. Push the hose inward about ½ inch, then remove the garden hose.
  3. Replace the cap.
  4. Push the knob in about 2″ until it snaps back into place.

For spas with drain inside the spa:

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  1. Turn off the power at the breaker.
  2. Remove all filters.
  3. Using a Phillips screwdriver, remove the screws to the access panel and open it.
  4. Locate hose ending with the ¾ inch hose-bib fixture.
  5. Unscrew the cap.
  6. Hook up the female end of a garden hose to the drain fitting.
  7. Place the other end of the garden hose where you would like the water to drain to.
  8. Turn the valve on the hose-bib fixture to open the drain.
  9. Let spa drain completely, then remove garden hose.
  10. Turn the valve on the hose-bib fixture to close the drain.
  11. Replace the cap.