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How Often and How to Change Water in Hot Tub


Introduction: Regular water changes are essential to keep your spa clean, clear, and safe. In this guide, endorsed by the experts at Hot Tub Republic Store in San Diego, we'll go step-by-step the frequency and how to change the water in your hot tub. it does not meter what hot tub brand you have Marquis, Jacuzzi, Bullfrog, Hot Springs or Cal Spa etc.

  1. How Often Should You Change the Water? As a general guideline recommended by Hot Tub Republic Store is to change the water in your hot tub every three to four months, for typical residential use. Again, this rules apply to Marquis, Jacuzzi, Bullfrog, Hot Springs or Cal Spa, Caldera and all other brands of spa.
  2. Signs It's Time for a Water Change:
    • Difficulty maintaining balanced water chemistry despite proper chemical treatments
      • Cloudy or murky water
      • Foul or unpleasant odor
      • Excessive foaming
      • Persistent skin irritation or itching after soaking
  3. Step-by-Step Guide to Changing Hot Tub Water: a. Turn Off Power: Switch off the power to your hot tub at the breaker box. b. Drain the Hot Tub: Drain the water using the built-in drain valve or a submersible pump. directing it away from your home foundation and DO NOT WATER YOUR PLANTS WITH IT 🌟 :). c. Clean the interior and Rinse the but: While the tub is empty, take the opportunity to clean the interior thoroughly. We recommend to use using a all purpose cleaner & degreaser that we sell at our Hot Tub Store San Diego. Use a mild hot tub cleaner and a soft sponge or cloth to scrub away any dirt, grime, or residue. Pay special attention to the waterline, jets, and filters. Take your water filters out and clean them with a filter cleaners or soap water. Let them dry out before installing them back. Make sure to buy new water filters at least ones a year. d. Refill the hot tub: Instead of dropping the hose directly into the tub, stick the end of the hose into the filter well, and leave all jets completely open. This will fill your hot tub plumbing first, eliminating air from the lines as the spa is filled. e. Balance the water chemistry, by using FROG JUMP START or chemicals you already have. Make sure to test the water using a reliable test kit to check the pH, alkalinity, and sanitizer levels.. f. Prime the Pump and Start the System: Before turning on the hot tub’s power, ensure the pump is primed to avoid damage. Once primed, switch the power back on and start the system. Allow the water pumps to circulate and heat up to the desired temperature before use and you are good to go.
  4. If you have any question please visit Hot Tub Republic store at 5476 Napa Street, San Diego or Call US at (858)900-8700.

Maintenance Tips:

  • Regular Cleaning: Clean the hot tub's interior and filters regularly to prevent buildup and maintain water quality.
  • Monitor Chemical Levels: Test the water regularly and adjust as needed to keep it balanced. Call to Hot Tub Republic Store in San Diego if you have questions what chemicals to use and when.
  • Drain and Refill: Aim to drain and refill your hot tub every three to four months, depending on usage and water quality.