Greetings, fellow spa enthusiasts! Today at Goodall Pools & Spas, we’re delving into the nitty-gritty of spa maintenance, specifically, a step-by-step guide on how to drain and fill your luxurious Sundance® Spa.
Now, you might wonder why this drain-and-fill process deserves its own spotlight. Well, just like a soothing soak in your Sundance Spa can melt away stress, understanding the ins and outs of maintaining it can help dissolve the hassles. So, grab your favorite robe and prepare to dive into the world of spa TLC.
Why Drain and Fill?
Before we get to the steps, you might wonder why you need to drain and fill your Sundance Spa.
Over time, spa water accumulates impurities that can impact your soaking experience and even damage your equipment. Regularly changing the water ensures you’re always soaking in clean, crystal-clear bliss.
Drain and Fill: The Steps
Step 1: The Gear
Before you begin to drain and fill your spa, gather all of your spa-cleaning essentials, which may include:
- A submersible pump
- A hose
- A good-quality spa cleaner
- A spare filter (recommended)
- Your owner’s manual
Step 2: Turn It Off
Don’t skip this part — this is an important step for safety. Ensure your spa is switched off. Safety is paramount in any spa maintenance task.
Step 3: Out with the Old
Now it’s time to get the water out.
Attach your submersible pump to the hose and place it in the spa. Make sure the hose leads to a proper drainage area, far away from your spa or any nearby water sources.
Turn on the pump and let it do its magic. As the water level drops, keep an eye on the pump’s progress. Once the spa is empty, give the hose a little extra time to drain completely.
Alternatively, you can use your Sundance Spa’s drain valve, but a submersible pump will work more quickly and get you back in your hot tub in less time.
Step 4: Clean It Up
When your spa is drained, it’s an excellent opportunity to give it a thorough clean. Use a spa-specific cleaner to wipe down the shell, paying attention to any water lines or residue.
Also, if your filter is due for a change, this is the best time to swap it out for a nice fresh one.
Step 5: Fill ‘Er Up, Regular
With your spa squeaky clean and sparkling, it’s time to refill it.
Attach the hose to your water spigot and add fresh, clean water into your spa. Keep an eye on the water level as it rises, and pause to check for any airlocks in the system. Airlocks can cause issues with your spa’s pump, so it’s essential to eliminate them.
Step 6: Balance the Water
Once your spa is full, it’s time to test and balance the water.
Refer to your owner’s manual or consult Goodall Pools & Spas to ensure you’re using the right chemicals in the correct proportions. You can even bring in a sample for free water testing. Proper water chemistry guarantees a safe and enjoyable soak.
Step 7: Restart the Spa
You’re almost back in the glory of your spa!
Power up your Sundance Spa and allow the water to circulate for a while. This helps distribute the chemicals evenly. Check the water temperature, ensuring it’s comfortable for your next relaxing soak.
Step 8: Enjoy!
Now, all that’s left is to ease into your revitalized Sundance Spa and let the soothing jets whisk you away to relaxation heaven. How much did you miss this bliss?
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It doesn’t have to be a chore to drain and fill your Sundance Spa. With the right tools, a little know-how, and a dash of regular TLC, you can keep your spa in pristine condition for countless relaxing moments to come. Or, contact us about our Prestige Spa Maintenance for help with all your spa care needs.