How Long Does it Take to Drain and Fill a Hot Tub?

For the best water care practice when caring for your luxury spa from Wellis® USA, you should drain and fill your hot tub about once every three months. We like to recommend using the season changes as your guide. 

But you’ll also want to plan ahead for these days when you drain and fill your hot tub. You want to make sure that you don’t miss out on any valuable soaking and relaxation time. So, it’s a fair question to ask, "Just how long does it take to drain and fill a hot tub?" The short answer is a few hours, but there are some different factors to consider. 

Let’s take a closer look at some of those factors and how you want to drain and fill your hot tub.

Time to Drain and Fill a Hot Tub 

Depending on your Wellis Spa model, your hot tub may hold a different amount of water than someone else’s. So, there’s no one hard and fast time length for every Wellis Spa to drain completely. A reasonable estimate is somewhere between one and two hours. 

Depending on the water pressure where you live, the filling process should take anywhere from two to three hours. But there are a couple of considerations for the day before you drain and the time period before you fill. 

How to Drain Your Hot Tub

The day before you drain your hot tub from Wellis, we would recommend using hot tub cleaner in the water and running your jet system at its highest setting for around half an hour to make sure the cleaner has the opportunity to reach every part of the circulation system. 

Draining and filling your luxury hot tub is an excellent time to clean every part of your spa, including the filters and skimmer baskets. 

When the next day comes, and it’s time to actually drain your tub, every Wellis Hot Tub has a drain valve to ensure the process is simple and easy. You don’t necessarily need a submersible pump to drain the water, but it would speed up the process and save you some time if you’re in a hurry. 

While your hot tub is draining, take the time to rinse down the sides of your hot tub to remove any residue and stuck-on debris. When most of the water is gone, you can use towels to soak up the remaining water in the seats and the bottom or a wet/dry vacuum is an excellent tool to speed up the process. 

How to Fill Your Hot Tub

When you’ve removed all of the water, you can go ahead and fill your hot tub. The best practice would be to remove your filter cartridges from your hot tub and place the water hose there to allow the water to fill up through the system.

Wellis offers a charcoal prefilter that attaches to your hose to remove contaminating materials and an additional water-softening prefilter that can help your water be more suitable for your luxury hot tub. 

Ensure that your hot tub water reaches the minimum water level line on your spa so that you don’t cause any damage to your Wellis Hot Tub system. Then you can begin testing the water to get the right chemical balance. 

Timeline Considerations to Drain and Fill a Hot Tub

If you’re looking to host a big hot tub party and you want to drain and fill your hot tub to ensure that the water is fresh and clean, we’d recommend starting mid-week if the party is on the weekend. You’ll want time for the system purge cleaner to work. You could drain the hot tub overnight. And you could fill and balance chemicals early the next morning before you heat the water for the weekend. 

Luxury Wellis Hot Tub 

The drain and fill process for your Wellis Spa is a necessary part of good water care, but it’s not particularly difficult or all that time consuming when you get the hang of it and plan ahead.

Contact our Wellis USA team today to get the luxury hot tub of your dreams now that you know exactly how to drain and fill a hot tub. You can be relaxing and enjoying your luxury spa sooner than you might think. 

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