How to Drain Your
Spa For Storage for the Summer
Most spa are designed to drain well when
you use the built-in drain. But several
areas may not drain well so you need to give
the left over water inside the spa after
draining. Open access panel. (spa power
should be off)
depending on your spa, you have 1-3 pumps to
be concern about. On each pump loosen the
front fitting where the pump mates with the
spa plumbing. On some pumps you will see a
knob drain valve below the front fitting.
This is there to allow remaining water to
drain. Loosen or remove.
circulation pumps you have to pull the hose
off the front of the pump. Also good to
remove as much water from the pipes as you
can. A wet vacuum can be used
to suck the remaining water out of the pump.
heater. Loosen one or both fittings to the
heater to allow the water to drain. If you
find no water dripping out when you loosen,
shake the connection to break a possible
seal to allow water to drain.
The above should drain and dry the
most important parts of your spa during the summer months.
How do I
stop my Spa from Over Heating during the
spa is not malfunctioning, the major
reason spas overheat is due to the sun.
During the summer the spa may rarely if
ever actually turn on the heater. But
because the spa either filters or has a
circulation pump, the water moving can
add heat. That water movement plus the
sun beating down on the spa during the
summer can be a problem. It's not
unusual for spas to overheat in the
summer because the insulation holding
the temperature in, water moving add
temperature to the water, and the sun
beating down adds temp each day. Because
there is little temperature loss
the spa gradually increases. Then, OH.
Most spas are designed to go to OH
somewhere between 112-115 degrees.
filter cycle times to times other than
mid day filtering. I have found this
works well. Filter early morning and
later in the day often solves the
have sworn just propping up the cover
to let the heat escape solves this issue
in the summer. Simply put a
piece of 2x4 to allow heat to solve the
problem and never have a problem again.
This will allow more water to evaporate but just remember to
top off the water level more often.
have a 24/7 circulation pump and don't
want to use the above method, you might
have to turn power off to the unit. This
would be the least desirable method
because the spa is design to keep water
moving and keep the water clean. Turning
the spa off will leave a stagnant body
of water sitting and that will encourage
growth in the water.
Fortunately the newer models have a
"summer logic" that will automatically
account for this problem and turn off
the spa during hot periods and then back