How to drain a swim spa

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Whether you're a seasoned swim spa owner or new to spa ownership, draining your swim spa can seem like a chore. But draining your swim spa is an important part of water care, and it will help you enjoy your swim spa season after season.

This step-by-step video tutorial will guide you through the process so that you can feel confident that you have done the job right.

There are two ways to drain a swim spa. You can use a sump pump or siphon out the water with a garden hose. This video tutorial will show you how to use a sump pump to drain your swim spa.

This video will guide you through everything — from turning off the power to your swim spa to draining the water and cleaning the pool alternative.

Tools you'll need to drain your swim spa:

  • Sump pump
  • Garden hose
  • Shop vac
  • Microfiber cloth

Master Spas recommends draining your swim spa every six months. However, how often you use your swim spa and how many people enjoy the pool alternative can affect when you need to drain your spa.

A sign that you need to drain your spa is if you are struggling to keep the chemicals balanced or the water clear. Over time, your swim spa water can become saturated with minerals and chemicals, which can affect the performance and efficiency.