On average, you should aim to completely drain it about three to four times a year. Lucky for you, the time it takes to drain your hot tub is usually around an hour or so. One hour of time spent cleaning roughly four times a year is only four hours of your time to ensure that you are resting in a sanitary hot tub.
This is why the general recommendation is to drain your hot tub every 3-4 months to prevent the TDS from ever getting too high. Another reason you need to drain your hot tub is to flush out the pipework and ensure a good deep clean.
We recommend you completely change the water in your hot tub at least once every three months. That's a very general guideline, though.
Again, as a general rule of thumb, people should wait at least 30 minutes after adding chlorine before getting in the hot tub. Those who use bromine might have to wait a little while longer. Make sure the hot tub cover is off, allowing chemical vapors to escape.
Saltwater spas and hot tubs should never be drained on a lawn. However, more traditional chlorine-treated hot tubs can be drained safely if the cover is left off and the chlorine and bromine levels are allowed to dip below 1 ppm or, even better, below detectable levels.
You should put chlorine in your hot tub at least once a week. However, some people prefer to add a small amount after each use. Finding the best water care routine will depend on how often and how many people use it. Chlorine levels should be between 1.5 and 3.0 ppm.
Just like every other hot tub, self-cleaning hot tubs and swim spas need to be emptied down every three months.
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. When the hot tub is empty, turn off the pump, remove it from the spa, detach the hose, and return it to storage.
To drain the water from your Lay‑Z‑Spa, screw on the hose pipe adapter to the bottom outlet pipe and attach a hose. Direct your hose into a drain and remove the bottom stopper cap inside the liner to let the water flow out.
STEP 3: Open the valve to drain the hot tub.
The draining process can take up to 2 hours, but you don't need to supervise if it is properly set up. Just make sure the hose is actually draining to the correction location, then check back periodically, and at least after 1 to 2 hours.
Overall frequency of use
People enjoying a new hot tub or considering purchasing one frequently ask “How often can I use a hot tub?” The answer is you can really use it as often as you want if you're following the recommendations discussed above and keeping up with regular cleaning and maintenance.
If you want to use your inflatable hot tub regularly, say more than three times a week, the most economical and effective way is to keep the spa heater running. You'll find it's much kinder to your electric bill to maintain a set temperature than heating from scratch each use.
When considering the lifespan of your new hot tub, you can expect to receive around 5 -7 years of use out of an inflatable hot tub compared to 20+ years of use from a hardshell hot tub.
A typical use of one person taking a 15-minute soak once a week might only require adding chlorine every 2-3 days, while more frequent use can mean topping up the chlorine every day. Another factor that contributes to how often you need to add chlorine is the total amount of bathers in your hot tub at one time.
A floater is really the worst way to take care of sanitizing your tub—about the most “dinosaur” method still used. It's difficult to regulate the amount of sanitizer being dissolved into the body of water. Then, it starts to seek out what it wants to “eat” after bacteria is gone: pH, tub shell, and more.
Q: Do inflatable hot tubs use a lot of electricity? An inflatable hot tub will use up to 1.5kWh of electricity while the heater is running. The average cost of electricity in the US is $0.13/kWh. That works out to about $0.20 an hour or $4.70 per day.
It is recommended that Lay‑Z‑Spa water is changed regularly, and at least once every 1‑3 months. The frequency of water changes should reflect the degree of use of the hot tub, as well as the results of chemical testing.
Don't leave it un‑used
If you leave your Lay‑Z‑Spa out in winter without using it, and the temperature drops below 4°C, the water could freeze within the pump and cause serious damage. Your water quality will also deteriorate and you may find a build‑up of unsightly mold.
When shopping for hot tubs, many people will ask their dealers 'Can I use a hot tub every day? ' The short answer is that yes, it is safe to use your hot tub every day.
THE UNIQUE BENEFITS OF REGULAR HOT TUB SOAKS
When you soak in a hot tub once in a while, you'll experience physical and mental relaxation on the spot, but when you soak daily as part of a normal routine, you'll likely experience: Widespread and lasting stress and tension relief and relief from pain.
Burning Calories in a Hot Tub
A daily soak in your hot tub can help you lose weight, even if it's in an indirect way. If you weigh around 150 pounds, you can normally burn up to 17 calories or . 005 pounds of fat by simply submerging yourself in your hot tub for 15 to 20 minutes.
Recycle water by watering your garden
Spa water is fine to use on plants; however, some plant varieties may not be so tolerant to saltwater. For grass, a slightly lower pH of around 7 will be fine. It may take a few days to use the hose around every half hour, so you don't over-saturate one area of the lawn.