1. I’m going on vacation for a week. What should I do with my hot tub?
Ideally, you would have someone come to your house to perform the weekly hot tub maintenance. If you cannot do this, you are advised to drain your spa. When your hot tub is left unattended for more than a week, bacteria will build up and cause a mess in your spa. If you do end up leaving your hot tub unattended for more than a week, when you return you will need to flush and clean the hot tub lines; then drain the spa and refill. Since you will have to drain the spa when you return anyway, it’s better to save time and drain it before you leave!