Draining & Cleaning Your Spa

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Draining and cleaning your hot tub is easy, but it is the most burdensome job in caring for your hot tub. We’ve broken it down into five steps.

Step 1: Decide if you want to “Cleaning the Plumbing Lines.” This should be done at least once or twice a year. Keep in mind if you’re draining your spa, it’s a good idea.

Step 2: Turn off the power and drain the water by gravity feed by attaching your garden hose to the drain spigot provided on most spas. A better idea is to use a submersible pump to drain the water a lot quicker.

Step 3: Remove any debris and clean the shell surface

Step 4: Remove and clean your filters

Step 5: Filling your spa


Cleaning the plumbing lines is extremely important in having healthy water. Behind the hot tub shell and are hundreds and hundreds of air and water lines. When the pump is off, and the water is stagnant, bacteria can adhere to the PVC piping, causing foaming, cloudy water, and sometimes an unwanted scent.

Step 1: Before you drain your spa and the water is still warm, pour in One Pint of Jet Line Cleaner.

Step 2: Turn on all the pumps & open-air valves for 20 minutes.

Step 3: After the pumps shut off, let the water remain still for 45 minutes

Step 4: Turn all the pumps back on for 5 minutes

Step 5: Drain the spa fully and hose down the surface walls

It is recommended to use HT Jet Line Cleaner at least once a year, whenever you have discolored water that cannot be corrected or if you have shut down your spa for more than a month.

Jet Line Cleaner will make your water cleaner and healthier and clean any plastic fittings below the waterline.


When cleaning your shell surface, don’t use any products with soap additives that can create foaming in your water when you fill it up. The All-Purpose Cleaner is spa friendly, and it works great with a spa mitt making it a lot easier to clean slightly rough surfaces.

Think of your spa like your car, you need to protect the surface. Using a protective coating like Spa Gloss at least once a year will keep the spa shell looking new. When the spa is clean and dry, apply a light layer in one area at a time, wait for a little bit and wipe it off. It’ll help keep a sheen to the color, especially on the top coping area that sees a lot of sun.


If you have a vinyl cover, especially in the direct sun, you want to apply a Cover Conditioner. It will help keep it looking brand new. Unfortunately, any vinyl product outdoors will deteriorate, and the stitching is more susceptible to fraying, so upkeep is essential. Also, avoid applying Armorial or any similar product. It will destroy your cover in a matter of days and be a very costly mistake.