How To Clean Your Hot Tub In 4 Simple Steps


Want to keep your hot tub in tip-top condition? We recommend draining, cleaning and refilling your hot tub once every three months to prevent the build-up of dirt and grime. Follow these simple steps to keep your hot tub clean inside and out.


Before draining the water from your hot tub, disconnect the power to your hot tub to avoid any shocking surprises.


All Sundance® Spas hot tubs are equipped with a drain to remove the water from the tank. Simply attach a garden hose to the drain valve, then run the hose to where it will be safe to allow the water to drain away.

There are chemicals in the spa water, so you really want to make sure that the water goes into the drainage system, rather than just soaking into your lawn. A little bit of water may be left in the footwell but that only needs to be removed if you are putting the spa away for the winter.


Clean and sanitize the interior of your hot tub using a soft rag or a nylon scrubber, paying close attention to the water lines where dirt build-up can appear. It’s best to clean your tub with a non-abrasive solution that does not create suds. This is to avoid severe foaming when the hot tub is refilled.

A specially-formulated surface sealant can aid in cleaning the hot tub surface and adds a protective coating to enhance the lustre of the surface. For stains that are hard to remove, speak with one of our experts at Sundance Spas of Edmonton. Our team of friendly and knowledgeable spa specialists will be able to help you troubleshoot the issue and find the right product for the job.

Draining your hot tub also gives you a good opportunity to give your hot tub filters a clean, or replace your Sundance® MicroClean™ Filters. Using a strong setting on your hose nozzle, spray down your paper-pleated hot tub filter(s) to wash out any debris collected inside the filter. The use of a pressure washer for any step during your hot tub cleaning routine is not recommended, as it can cause damage to the system. Occasionally soaking your hot tub filters in a cartridge cleaner can help break down any organic matter trapped in the filter pleats.


When adding new water to your hot tub, put your hose into the filter well so that it runs through the pipes as it fills up to help prevent air locks upon re-start. Once your hot tub is filled, you can turn the power to the hot tub back on so it can begin heating up.

Do not turn the power back on until the water level is at least above the filter(s). Now that your hot tub is full, it’s time to test and treat your water so that you can enjoy it as soon as it heats up to your desired temperature.

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