How do I drain my hot tub?

It is recommended that you empty your hot tub every 3-4 months, as the chemicals and body oils become saturated in the water which makes it hard to keep it balanced and clear. This leads us to a popular question for many new hot tub owners with “How Do I Drain My Hot Tub?”

The easiest way to drain the hot tub, is to utilize the drain port on your hot tub. This may be located on the base of your hot tub or inside the motor compartment. All you have to do is shut off the power to the hot tub, screw on your garden hose and open the drain and it will naturally siphon out. Although this is the easiest way to drain, it can still take several hours to drain and will normally leave several inches of water still in the bottom of the hot tub. 
For a more efficient way to drain your hot tub, you can use a sump pump. These pumps can be picked up at your local hardware store or we do carry them at Aqua Palace as well! Once the power to the hot tub is shut off, you can screw your garden hose onto the sump pump, place it in the middle of the footwell of the hot tub and plug it in. This will drain your hot tub at a much quicker rate. 
The chemical residual that is in your water will not harm your grass and or nearby plants, so don’t be afraid to use it to water your yard! The excessive minerals and oils that are in the water are actually good for your plants! Reuse and Recycle! 

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Want more information? Contact us. Aqua Palace is family owned and operated, offering above ground and inground pools, hot tubs, spas and saunas specializing in pool design, installation and repair to local (Omaha and Council Bluffs) and long distance residents (within the US). We are the only Marquis dealer in the Omaha Metro Area with the largest showroom east of the continental divide. Not located in Omaha? No worries, check out ouronline store for pool and spa chemicals, supplies and accessories.


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Aqua Palace Spas & Pools in Council Bluffs, just minutes from Omaha, is a family-owned business that’s all about the fun, relaxation and therapy found in water and in saunas. We are conveniently located right off I-80 in Council Bluffs with a 5,000 square foot indoor showroom as well as a large outside pool garden. We host the largest indoor and outdoor showroom for hot tubs, saunas, above ground pools and in-ground swimming pools.

At Aqua Palace you can be assured of getting small town integrity, an educational presentation and a totally enjoyable buying experience.  Are you in need of Parts and Supplies, remodeling, pump repair or even swimming pool construction? Come to us for all of your spa, pool or sauna needs including our extensive selection of spa & pool chemicals and accessories!

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