How Often Should an Indoor Swim Spa Be Drained?

Every swim spa is different in terms of cleaning. However, a typical spa should be cleaned every 3 to 4 months.

Water may last longer in some than others depending on how often chemical levels are checked and how long a cover is kept on for. Your water’s quality can be affected by many other factors. You should also take into consideration any creams, sprays, or products that individuals may be using. Something as seemingly insignificant as forgetting to clean your filtration system or going long periods of time without running your pump can impact the overall health of your water.

Is An Indoor Swim Spa Right For You?

The location of a swim spa is the most significant difference to note. This may seem obvious, but the location will also affect how often it needs to be cleaned. Indoor swim spas are safe from the elements and are not subject to extreme temperature changes beyond your control. Although it has the advantage of staying clean longer, it is still important to keep your cover on your spa to ensure dirt and debris do not build up.

A swim spa is essentially a combination of a hot tub and a swimming pool, as it offers both hydrotherapy and exercise options. An indoor spa’s main selling point is its compact size. You can place them in any room or space, including your basement. Swim spas are considered “the best of both” as they offer opportunities that neither hot tubs nor pools can provide alone. As a result, these spas can make the perfect addition to any home.

Changing The Water In Your Swim Spa:

Since you’re dealing with high temperatures, the water in a swim spa will evaporate faster than, say, a pool. This means that solids, chemicals and residues can accumulate quicker, thus meaning you will need to monitor the water in a swim spa more regularly. Because it is also a more concentrated amount of water in a swim spa, there is less space for the water to circulate around. Also, creams, deodorant and other products can more easily come off an individual in the swim spa due to the high temperatures. These products can ultimately create an imbalance in the pH levels of your water, so this is something to be aware of. To ensure that everything runs smoothly and everyone is safe and healthy, it is important to maintain the correct pH levels in your spa water, which comes through regularly changing your water. 

How You Can Keep Your Swim Spa Clean:

Regular testing of the chemical levels is the first step in keeping your water clean. It is fairly common for changes in your water level to occur without even necessarily noticing. It is not always a blatant change in the appearance of your water that indicates the pH levels are off, and it needs to be changed. However, if your water is noticeably cloudy or has an unpleasant odour, then it is likely time to drain it. When cleaning out your spa, it would be best to take care of your filtration system and jets to limit the number of times you will need to change your water throughout the year.

Using A Spigot To Drain Your Water:

Start by turning off all power before you attempt to drain the spa with a Spigot. You can drain your spa using a hose once you have located your drainage point. Start by attaching one end of your hose to the drainage point and then running the other end to your drain. Next, open the ball valve of your Spigot, and once the water has completely drained, you can then disconnect your hose and begin to clean your spa. At this point, it is recommended to quickly clean out your filters to ensure they’re functioning as they should. 

Using a Submersible Pump To Drain Your Water:

It is a similar process to using a Spigot but simply with a submersible pump instead. Place the pump in your spa, and if it does not reach your drain, you can always connect your hose to it. Similar cleaning methods will apply as you want to make sure every part of your spa is clean before you are done filling it with clean water. This is also a great time to clean out your filters and ensure that your spa functions properly.

Knowing how often your spa should be drained is just as important as knowing how to do it. To learn more, download our free buyer’s guide today.

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