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How to Drain a Hot Tub - Use a Wet & Dry Vacuum Cleaner

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Hot tubs have grown in popularity over the last couple of years, with more people than ever before renting or purchasing one for their home. 

It’s fair to say that there’s nothing better than kicking back and relaxing in the warm, bubble-filled water – washing away the stress of the day. But, to keep them at their best, they need regular cleaning and maintenance. 

BISHTA (The British & Irish Spa and Hot Tub Association) advises that hot tubs should be drained, cleaned and refilled every three months.  

Depending on the make and model of your hot tub, there’s a number of different ways to drain it - including using the drainage port and hose and/or a submersible pump. But did you know that you can also use a wet and dry vacuum cleaner to help? 

Alongside capturing dust and dirt around the home, wet and dry vacuums, like the Vacmaster Power 30, with its large 30 litre capacity and drainage port, can also be used to capture and trap wastewater in their tank. This makes them ideal for draining hot tubs.  

Wet and dry vacuums offer a number of benefits to hot tub owners, including: 


Get more control over how much water is being taken out of the hot tub at any one time by measuring the amount taken based on the capacity of the vacuum’s drum.  

Surface Cleaning: 

Use a wet and dry vacuum to skim the top of water - removing bugs, plant matter and other dirt - prior to use.  


If your hot tub isn’t near a drain, use the vacuum cleaner to transport the dirty water for quick, easy disposal. 

Residual Water:

 Use the wet & dry vacuum to mop up residual water left in the hot tub after emptying it, rather than dirtying towels. 

Cleaning Performance: 

Once the tub is empty, use it to remove dirt and debris from the walls and base of the hot tub. They’re especially useful for capturing grit and any broken glass. 


We encourage you to consider using a wet and dry vacuum next time you clean out your hot tub. They’re also great for cleaning out paddling pools and ponds.