Where is the drain plug on a hot tub?
Your hot tub comes equipped with a drain spigot, which is located on the outside of the tub, near the bottom rim. (Some models have two spigots, a primary and an auxiliary. The primary spigot is the one you’ll use to drain the hot tub; the auxiliary one is for bleeding the internal lines.)
How do you drain a hot spot relay hot tub?
How do you drain a hot tub fast?
The fastest way to drain a hot tub is to use a submersible pump. Personally, I like using the AquaPro APC3000 submersible pump. This 1/3 HP pump can be used with a ¾” garden hose or a 1¾“ sump pump discharge hose to remove up to 30 gallons per minute (1,800 gallons per hour).
How often should a hot tub be running?
Continuously? Most residential spa owners do not need to run their hot tub pumps all the time. Unless the spa is used multiple times per day, a filtration cycle of 2-8 hours, twice a day, should be enough to keep most hot tubs sanitary.
Can you put a 6 person hot tub on a deck?
A hot tub on a deck is entirely possible, and it is possible your deck is already equipped to handle one. A deck designed to hold at least 100 pounds per square foot will support nearly any type of hot tub.
Do hot tubs need to run all the time?
One question we sometimes get asked is should I leave my hot tub on all the time? The answer is yes! Hot tubs are designed to be left on permanently and this is how they work best. Of course, they’ll need to be drained regularly but for the most part, they are left on 24/7.
Where should jets be placed in a spa?
Your spa jets should have been placed at 12″ below the beam which ends up being 9″ of water depth, your spa seat should be 21″ below the beam which is 18″ of water depth, this places your jets halfway down.
Do the jets make the hot tub hotter?
A hot tub will always heat up faster with jets. This is because it disburses the heated water throughout the tub more efficiently and breaks up any cold pockets hanging around in the pipes. And you can also put a cover over the hot tub with the heater and jets going to trap the heat inside.
Is more jets better in a hot tub?
Jet count does not equal hot tub quality For some brands, adding more jets is the only way they can compete. That is why you may come across brands with astronomical jet counts. But more jets does not equal a better hot tub.
How do you drain a portable spa?
Does a hot tub need two pumps?
If your spa uses the same pump for circulation and jet power, you’ll want a two-speed pump that you can set at a very low level to circulate the water when the tub is not in use. However, many modern tubs have separate circulation pumps to keep the water sparkling.
How often should hot tub turn on?
Many manufacturers recommend 8 or 12-hour cycles, but most spa owners I know find that to be unnecessary. Personally, my hot tub (used by two people) is just fine with 2-hour cycles running twice per day.
How big of an area do you need for a hot tub?
A good rule of thumb for a hot tub is to give yourself about a foot of space on each side of the tub. This leaves room for things like opening the cover. Most covers require at least 18 inches of space behind the tub as well as a few inches on the left and right side for the arm that helps you lift the cover.13 Feb 2015
How many pumps are best for hot tub?
1 pump per 20-30 jets. It’s also not enough just to supply power to a hot tub and stick in as many jets as is possible. It’s about placement. A well designed hot tub will specifically place the hot tub jets to target pressure points.
How do you drain a plug and play hot tub?
How big of a base do you need for a hot tub?
A concrete base for a spa should be around 4 inches thick. This means that for an 8’x8′ spa pad, you’ll need enough concrete to fill 21.33 cubic feet (that’s 36 80-lb bags of QUIKRETE).
How many jets are good for a 6 person hot tub?
There is also no “ideal” number of jets that a hot tub should have. What’s more important is the number of “jets per seat” and the number of “jets per pump” that the hot tub has. Look for hot tubs that have 20-30 jets for every massage pump and at least 5-6 jets per seat on average.
How many jets should a pool spa have?
A typical spa built in conjunction with a pool will include just four to six jets that, because of the choices made, often won’t deliver good “action” and, while they may look good, will be almost worthless when it comes to hydrotherapy.Apr 1, 2004
What is a good number of jets for a hot tub?
Generally speaking, you don’t want there to be more than 30 jets for every massage pump. Another thing to consider is the size of the hot tubs and how many seats it has. A small 2-3 person hot tub with 30 jets can outperform a larger 8 person hot tub with 45-50 because there are more jets in each seat.5 Nov 2020