How to Drain Your
Spa For Storage for the Summer:
Your spa was designed to drain well when
you use the built-in drain. But several
areas may not drain well so you need to give
the left over water inside the spa after
draining. Open access panel. (spa power
should be off)
depending on your spa, you have 1-3 pumps to
be concern about. On each pump loosen the
front fitting where the pump mates with the
spa plumbing. On some pumps you will see a
knob drain valve below the front fitting.
This is there to allow remaining water to
drain. Loosen or remove. NOTE: Some Gatsby
spas have the #2 pump on the opposite side
of the spa from the control box.
circulation pumps you have to pull the hose
off the front of the pump. Also good to
remove as much water from the pipes as you
can. A wet vacuum can be used
to suck the remaining water out of the pump.
heater. Loosen one or both fittings to the
heater to allow the water to drain. If you
find no water dripping out when you loosen,
shake the connection to break a possible
seal to allow water to drain.
homeowners will take their wet vacuum to
each jet and suction fitting on the water
side and suck any remaining water out of the
piping. This or blowing air into the fitting
is what a professional spa service company
visually look at the lower piping to imagine
if all the water is drained. If you can see
where the water would drain to, you should
be good to go.