mothballing a hot tub

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Old 05-26-08, 08:51 AM
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Unhappy mothballing a hot tub

Does anyone know a way to maintain an in-ground hot tub that is not in use? I know it needs to be filled with water in order to keep the tub from popping out of the ground, but the water becomes stagnant.
 
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Old 05-26-08, 09:20 AM
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Tips for shutting down an inground hot tub:

"Beware of Hydrostatic Ground Pressure: Inground spas are not left empty in areas where hydrostatic ground pressure may pop an empty inground spa out of the ground. Place vinyl or black poly sheeting, at least 6 mils/15 mm thick, in the bottom of the spa to form a liner. Fill the spa with water to the bottom of the skimmer. This liner equalizes pressure and keeps water out of the pipes."

http://apsp.org/184/index.aspx

http://www.spadepot.com/spacyclopedia/winter.htm

Unless running the pump and circulating the water, the water will become stagnant. Covering hot tub with winter cover will keep out debris and mosquitos.
 
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