Cleaning your hot tub out may seem like a daunting task, but it isn’t we promise! The day before emptying your hot tub be sure to shock the water and turn on all of the jets for at least 30 minutes to clean out the pipes of any dirt or debris that may be in them. Once the water has been shocked for 24hrs you will need to empty the water out. Your hot tub may have a plug that will drain the water for you, if it doesn’t don’t worry put a garden hose in it and drain it by siphoning the water. It will take a few hours to drain, once the hot tub is drained use a towel to dry all of the acrylic. You are now ready to clean! DO NOT USE any cleaners that foam this will make your water have bubbles and although that sounds fun it is not, it will get out of control and throw your chemicals off balance. Another tool you don’t want to use is any kind of abrasive brush or steel wool, they will scratch your acrylic. What you do want to do is use a sponge, paper towels, or rags. We recommend cleaning products such as 409, Windex, or a light bleach cleaner. 409 is one of our favorites if you have a scum line, the degreaser in it helps to cut through that scum quite quickly and easily. Be sure to wipe down all acrylic areas as well as your jets and your water skimmer, cleaning out the inside housing of your filter is also a good idea. Once you get everything wiped down you’re done, hook a hose up and begin re-filling your pristine hot tub!