Water Change Guide
Please remember that the following is a rough guide and so some of what we will mention may not be applicable to all variations of hot tubs.
Turn the power off
For the first step it is essential that the hot tub is turned off at the isolator switch. Having a hot tub turned on whilst empty can cause internal complications, so it’s best to avoid this.
Remove, Clean and Disinfect the filter
It’s the filter which catches all of that horrible stuff like;
- Dead skin
- Other things we don’t want in our water
So it is so important to ensure that your filter is cleaned regularly and thoroughly.
Remove the filter and clean the part using a high-pressure hose pipe. Ensuring all parts of the filter have been cleaned thoroughly get the filter looking as clean as possible, spraying in-between the slats etc.
Then spray the filter with one of our recommended filter cleaning products and then leave the filter to soak in a bucket of warm (Not boiling!) water for a minimum of 1-2 hours.
Wash the filter cleaner off the filters using a high-pressure hose pipe, if you can BISHTA recommend that you then leave them to dry before installing them back into the hot tub.
You should always aim to clean and disinfect your filters once every 2 weeks and then replace them with new ones every 6 months at a maximum. Not doing so may result in your hot tub developing a flow error. A flow error is often (but not always) the result of the flow of water being restricted as it tries to pass through the filters.
Empty the hot tub
Most hot tubs have water outlets to make draining the water easier, if yours does then you can use this to empty the water to begin cleaning. If it doesn’t then a submersible pump can be used. One thing to note is you may be left with a small amount of water in the base of the hot tub. If this happens, we recommend inserting the hose pipe into the filter housing with the water turned on. This will push any old water out of the pipes and into the footwell. As the hot tub begins to fill, the submersible pump will continue to empty the spa water and over the space of 10 minutes the water in the footwell should become fresh water. This basically flushes all of the old water out of the pipes by pumping new water in.
Please always bare in mind where you offload the water, this is especially important if you live near a river or stream due to the chemicals contained within the old water it could kill wildlife and damage the ecosystem around your tub if drained into an improper drainage point.
Clean the hot tub
Once your tub is empty you can commence cleaning it after all you will be preparing for the refill it with fresh water so, we would highly recommend that you give the acrylic a good clean using a soft cloth or sponge and one of our recommended surface cleaners. One key place to thoroughly clean is behind the headrests once you have cleaned the shell, we would also recommend you clean the;
- All surfaces of the cover.
Once everything has been totally cleaned give all surfaces a thorough rinse to remove any residue of the surface cleaner!
Fill the hot tub
Filling a hot tub is a lot like filling a paddling pool. You cannot just seat a hose pipe in and watch it fill. We would advise to insert the hose pipe into the filter housing whilst filling to prevent any air locks.
If there’s no indicator as to where the water level should be filled to, we would recommend of bringing the water level high enough that it’s covering all jets, except if your hot tub has any kind of neck jets.
Turning the hot tub back on once you have finished
Once you have finished cleaning and filling your hot tub back up simply turn the isolator switch back to the on position and turn your hot tub on.
Adding chemicals once you have completed a clean and refill
- Test the water
- Balance the water, get the PH levels and Alkalinity levels right
- Add Hardness increaser or Water Softener if needed
- Add Chlorine or Bromine Granules
Once you have completed adding your chemicals and balancing your PH level of your hot tub you can jump back into using it and relax in ultimate luxury!
Luxury living by Infinity Hot Tubs!