How often do you need to drain and refill a hot tub?

One question we get a lot is how often you need to change your hot tub water. 

The real answer is…it depends. 

If you want the quick answer without the nuance, it’s usually about every 3 months. 

But there are a few factors involved. 

First, if you live in an area where the water is too hard or too soft, you may need to drain and fill more often. We’ve worked with all sorts of different situations, so just by asking us, we can walk you through how to care for your water properly. 

If you are using your tub every single day with multiple people in it daily, then you’re going to be using a lot more water care products to keep the water clean, so you may need to drain and fill more often. 

You see, water has only a certain tolerance for chemical. 

Once it becomes saturated, then no more solids can dissolve in the water. What this means is your water is no longer being sanitized and the water becomes cloudy. 

Try dissolving a spoonful of salt in a glass of warm water. Disappears pretty quickly, doesn’t it? 

Now try adding a spoonful of salt every 10 minutes. Pretty soon it’ll all just sink to the bottom. That’s because the water is saturated and can’t take  

It’s the same thing with a hot tub, only the stakes are a lot higher. 

While draining your water and refilling the tub can be a pain in the butt the first couple times you do it, it’s a necessary part of keeping your safe and healthy for you and your family. And once you’ve done it a couple of times, it becomes easy as 1, 2, 3. 

But we can walk you through the whole process.