Did you know that proper maintenance and regular draining of your Beachcomber hot tub can significantly extend its lifespan and ensure a hygienic and enjoyable soak every time? Taking care of your hot tub is essential, especially during winter when it’s the perfect time to give it a deep clean and prepare for the upcoming season. In this article, I will provide you with a step-by-step guide on how to drain your Beachcomber hot tub effectively, along with some valuable tips and best practices to maintain its optimal condition.

Key Takeaways:

  • Regularly draining your Beachcomber hot tub is essential for its longevity and cleanliness.
  • Winter is the ideal time to perform a deep clean and maintenance on your hot tub.
  • Following a step-by-step guide will ensure a quick and efficient draining process.
  • Proper maintenance can help prevent emergency repairs and keep your hot tub in optimal condition.
  • Consider professional assistance for additional maintenance and water analysis.

Step A: Remove & Soak

The first step in draining your Beachcomber hot tub is to remove and soak the filter. Follow these simple instructions:

  1. Twist the trim ring counterclockwise to unlock it and remove the filter and floating weir assembly.
  2. Take out the basket, clear out any debris, and rinse it.
  3. Soak the filter in Beachcomber’s FILTER SOAK™ cleaner to remove organic contaminants and improve its performance.
  4. Rinse the filter thoroughly with a spray nozzle.

For optimal results, it is recommended to use a FILTER CLEANING CANISTER™ alongside the cleaner. This helps ensure a thorough cleaning of the filter.

Here is an image showing the filter removal process:

Step B: Cleanse & Neutralize

Before draining your hot tub, it’s important to ensure that the water is thoroughly cleaned and neutralized. By following these steps, you can maintain the cleanliness and safety of your hot tub water.

Add Beachcomber’s PIPE CLEANSE™

To clean the water in your hot tub, add Beachcomber’s PIPE CLEANSE™ solution. This specially formulated product helps flush out biofilm and eliminates bather waste that can accumulate in the pipes over time. It is recommended to let the solution circulate for at least 12 hours, allowing it to effectively cleanse the plumbing system. Once the circulation is complete, the water will be cleaner and ready for draining.

Test for Sanitizer Levels

After the PIPE CLEANSE™ process, it’s essential to test the water for sanitizer levels. Sanitizers, such as chlorine or bromine, play a crucial role in maintaining the hygiene of your hot tub water. Test strips, such as Beachcomber’s own Test Strips™, can help you determine the sanitizer levels accurately and quickly. Make sure the sanitizer levels are within the recommended range before proceeding to drain the hot tub.

Add Beachcomber’s NEUTRALIZER™ if necessary

If the sanitizer levels are too high, it’s crucial to neutralize the water before draining it. Beachcomber’s NEUTRALIZER™ is specially designed to neutralize active chlorine or bromine in the hot tub water. By adding the NEUTRALIZER™ according to the manufacturer’s instructions, you can ensure that the water is safe for disposal. This step is particularly important to protect the environment and comply with local regulations.

Product Description
PIPE CLEANSE™ A powerful solution that flushes out biofilm and bather waste from hot tub pipes.
NEUTRALIZER™ Effectively neutralizes active chlorine or bromine in hot tub water, making it safe for disposal.
Test Strips™ Accurate and convenient test strips to measure sanitizer levels in hot tub water.

Step C: Drain & Clean

Before proceeding to drain your Beachcomber hot tub, it is important to ensure the safety of the electrical components. Turn off the power at the breaker or power disconnect switch to prevent any accidents during the cleaning process.

Locate the black DRAIN & FILL valve on your hot tub and carefully remove the safety cap. This valve is specifically designed for effortless draining and filling of your hot tub.

Next, attach a garden hose to the valve to allow for complete draining. This will ensure that all the water is effectively removed from the tub.

While your hot tub is empty, it’s the perfect time to give some TLC to the various parts and accessories. Start by protecting the Beachcomber HEATSHIELD™ with the Beachcomber COVER CARE™ solution. Apply the COVER CARE™ using a soft cloth or sponge, making sure to cover the entire surface of the heatshield. This will help maintain its pristine appearance and prolong its lifespan.

Next, clean the exterior cover of your hot tub with a mild detergent and water. Rinse thoroughly to remove any dirt or residue. Once clean, apply the Beachcomber COVER CARE™ to protect the cover from UV rays and other environmental factors.

Finally, rinse the tub itself with fresh water, making sure the DRAIN & FILL valve is open to remove any contaminants from the plumbing lines. This will help maintain the hygiene and performance of your hot tub.

Hot Tub Cleaning Checklist:

  1. Turn off the power at the breaker or power disconnect switch.
  2. Locate and remove the safety cap from the black DRAIN & FILL valve.
  3. Attach a garden hose to the valve for complete draining.
  4. Protect the Beachcomber HEATSHIELD™ with COVER CARE™.
  5. Clean the exterior cover with mild detergent and water.
  6. Rinse the tub with fresh water, ensuring the DRAIN & FILL valve is open.

By following these steps, you can ensure that your Beachcomber hot tub remains clean, well-maintained, and ready for your next soak.

draining hot tub

Beachcomber Products Benefits
DRAIN & FILL valve Effortless draining and filling
COVER CARE™ Protects heatshield and cover from UV rays and damage

Step 1: Fill & Eliminate

Now that your Beachcomber hot tub is clean and ready for use, it’s time to fill it up and take care of the water quality. Follow these steps to ensure a smooth start-up and prevent hot tub corrosion:

  1. Close the DRAIN & FILL valve to prevent any water from flowing out during the filling process.
  2. Attach the FRESH FILL™ pre-filter to your garden hose. This filter is designed to remove metals and impurities from the water, ensuring cleaner and clearer hot tub water.
  3. Insert the hose into the hot tub and begin filling it up. The water level should be above the skimmer.
  4. Once the hot tub is filled, turn on the power and start the circulation system. This will help distribute the chemicals and maintain the water’s cleanliness.
  5. After circulation is established, add Beachcomber’s ELIMINATE™ to the water. This product is specially formulated to prevent corrosion on hot tub surfaces, fixtures, and equipment.

By using the FRESH FILL™ pre-filter and adding ELIMINATE™ to your hot tub water, you’ll ensure optimal water quality and reduce the risk of hot tub corrosion, keeping your hot tub in top condition for longer.


Step 2: Accessorize & Heat

Now that you’ve drained and cleaned your Beachcomber hot tub, it’s time to add some essential accessories and heat the water to your desired temperature.

First, let’s talk about hot tub accessories. Enhance your hot tub experience with Beachcomber’s top-quality accessories. One important accessory is the Beachcomber Filter Savers. These clever filter savers help trap debris and prolong the life of your filter, ensuring cleaner water for longer.

Another must-have accessory is the Beachcomber Hydro Mop. This innovative mop is designed to absorb oils and residue from the water, helping to maintain water clarity and freshness.

Once you’ve added the accessories, it’s time to adjust the hot tub’s temperature. Use the controls on your Beachcomber hot tub to set the water temperature according to your preferences. Whether you like it hot or prefer a more moderate temperature, make sure the water is heated to your desired level for a truly relaxing soak.

With your hot tub accessories in place and the water heated to perfection, you’re now ready to enjoy a soothing and rejuvenating experience in your Beachcomber hot tub.

Step 3: Test & Balance

Regularly testing the water in your hot tub is essential to ensure a safe and enjoyable bathing experience. It helps maintain the optimal water balance and cleanliness. To achieve this, use Beachcomber’s TEST STRIPS™ for quick and accurate testing results.

To properly balance your hot tub water, consider the following Beachcomber products and adjust as needed:

  • RESIST™: Adjust the Total Alkalinity (TA) level using Beachcomber’s RESIST™. This product helps stabilize the water pH, preventing sudden changes and maintaining a comfortable bathing environment.
  • PROTECT™: Ensure proper calcium hardness (CH) levels by using Beachcomber’s PROTECT™. This product helps prevent scale buildup, which can lead to equipment damage and cloudy water.
  • pH PLUS™ or pH MINUS™: Adjust the pH level of your hot tub water using Beachcomber’s pH PLUS™ or pH MINUS™. These products allow you to raise or lower the pH as necessary to maintain a balanced and safe environment.

Testing and Balancing Tips:

  • Follow the instructions on the Beachcomber TEST STRIPS™ packaging for accurate results.
  • Test the water at least once a week or as recommended by the manufacturer.
  • Make any necessary adjustments to the TA, CH, and pH levels to achieve the ideal balance.
  • Regularly monitor the water and make adjustments as needed to maintain the proper balance.

Proper water balance is crucial for the longevity of your hot tub and the health of its users. By using Beachcomber’s test strips and related products, you can ensure a clean, clear, and enjoyable hot tub experience.

Professional Assistance & Additional Maintenance

If you prefer professional assistance with draining and maintaining your Beachcomber hot tub, Seaway Pools & Hot Tubs is here to help. Our dedicated team offers a comprehensive Drain and Fill Service to ensure your hot tub remains in optimal condition.

Our expert technicians are skilled in hot tub maintenance and can perform a detailed maintenance review, including water analysis. They are certified by Beachcomber and trained in water chemistry, ensuring that your hot tub receives the highest level of care and attention.

In addition to our drain and fill service, Seaway Pools & Hot Tubs also provides ongoing maintenance options to keep your hot tub running smoothly. Whether you need regular check-ups or have specific concerns, our team is available to assist you. We can also provide product recommendations to optimize your hot tub’s performance and enhance your overall relaxation experience.