Attach a garden hose to your primary spigot. Run the hose to the intended draining area and proceed to drain. Once complete move your hose to the auxiliary spigot and repeat so you can drain your bleed lines. Remember to open the ball valve located on the spigot for complete drainage.
Shut off the Power.
You can also use a small submersible pump, like a pool cover pump, to drain the spa in 15-30 minutes. When it's about halfway down, I spray down the exposed walls with my garden hose, and again when empty.
Locate the drain valve on the bottom of the hot tub and remove the cap so you can screw a garden hose to the end of it. Place the other end of the hose into a bucket or another location that is suitable for collecting the drainage water. Open the spa drain valve and wait for all the water to drain out of the tub.
Drop one end of a long vacuum hose into the spa, and connect the other end to the wet/dry vacuum. Turn it on for a few seconds - just long enough to let the hose prime and get the flow moving. Turn off the vacuum, and quickly disconnect the hose so the water can flow out onto the ground.
Facing the main controls of your hot tub, you should see a drain cap at the bottom of the spa. Remove the cap & you'll see a hose nozzle/valve.
If you need to drain your pool or spa, discharge of polluted pool water to the sanitary sewer is an option, since the sanitary sewer system is conveyed to a treatment plant where it is designed to remove most chemicals found in pools and spas. Your pool might have a permanent indirect connection to the sanitary sewer.
No Problem! You can always let gravity drain your hot tub. As long as the drain area is lower than the bottom of the spa, gravity will do the work for you.
Turn the power to the spa off at the circuit breaker. Place the pump inside the spa. If your pump's outflow hose isn't long enough to reach a drain, connect it to a garden hose. Turn the pump on and let the spa drain.
Can I Discharge a Saltwater Swimming Pool or Spa to the Street? Saltwater swimming pools and spas are prohibited and illegal to be drained to the storm drain system/street or sanitary sewer system.
The suction valves need to be adjusted properly. Turn the spa suction valve to the “off” position and make sure you have the spa return valve at least partially open. This will help the flow between the pool and spa. You may also want to see if the actuator has gone bad if the suction valves are fine.
If the chlorine level is at zero when you are ready to drain your hot tub, then it can safely be used to water your trees and shrubs. If you would like to also use it to water your grass, just make sure to test the pH level first as grass can be quite sensitive.
Place the end of a garden hose in the hot tub, dropping it straight down into the water so that it lies on the bottom. Turn on the hose until water and no bubbles are coming from the end of the hose.
You might be surprised to wake up and find out that your hot tub drained overnight. Not to worry—your hot tub is most likely just fine, and with the help of a professional, it'll be back to its normally bubbly self in no time.
When the pump shuts off, water cannot flow back through the pool returns, which prevents the spa from equalizing and allow it to remain full. The parts inside of the valve can become worn over time, and in turn, cause it not to seal correctly after the pump and filter system times out.
This can be a common issue and is likely caused by either the spa suction being open and there's not enough water returning to the spa or it's a faulty check valve. Check the suction side lever that is connected to the spa so see if it's open.
Draining your hot tub is very quick and easy, you will need to use a garden hose and attach it to the bottom of the tub where there is a drain spout. You will need to make sure that it is attached firmly and tight to the Spigot, the water will then start to drain out of your hot tub once you have opened the Spigot.