Ask Don: How often should I drain my hot tub?
Answer: Probably 3-4 times a year, depending on your water balance and how often you use it.
Because it is a “closed system,” and you are soaking in it – you want as little bacteria as possible. So you will need to add a few chemicals to stay “balanced.” This will eventually cause particle build-up and cloudiness. Monitor your particles using test strips to show “PPM” (parts per million) indication. You can always bring your water in to the shop and let us test it as well.
Crystal Clear Water
Using fresh water, the right sanitizer, right amount of sanitizer and the use of an oxidizing shock will give you the best results. Without the right balance, you’re going to experience water quality issues (the most common issue is cloudiness). If you fill your spa and find that the water becomes cloudy within a couple of weeks, there’s something wrong.