This is an instructional guide detailing how to properly clean and store your Portable Spa tub (applies to Grand Rapids, Rio Grande, Swift Current, and Muskoka).
When your Portable Spa will not be in use for a prolonged period of time, we recommend performing the procedure below and storing it away to prevent damage.
This will typically be when you are going away and do not wish to leave the spa active or storing it away for a season.*
Please ensure that you have the following on hand before you begin:
- Cloth, Sponge, or (very) Soft Brush
- Mild Dish Soap
- Garden Hose
- Dry Towel
- Wet/Dry Shop Vac (optional)
- Unplug the GFCI/RCD
- Remove the External Drain Plug then the Internal Drain Plug to release the spa water.
- Once drained down, disconnect the PCU.**
- Turn the tub on its side to empty any remaining spa water.
- Mix a solution of mild dish soap and warm water in a bucket.
- Use a cloth, sponge, or very soft brush to clean the bladder/liner with the solution.
- Rinse with a garden hose until clean (if necessary, repeat the cleaning process and rinse)
- Turn the tub on its side to empty any remaining water then towel dry.
- Ensure that the spa is completely dry before storing away. Allow the tub to sit in a dry location (away from direct sunlight) if necessary.
If you have a Wet/Dry Shop Vac, use this to extract as much air as possible from the Inflatable Spa Bladder and/or Inflatable Lid Bladder via the Inflation Port(s).***
You can then proceed to fold and pack away the bladder and liner components.
Place in a box or bag for protection and ensure that they are stored in a warm, dry environment (Swift Current Foam Walls included).
*If you are going on vacation and wish to leave the spa on, we recommend having someone check on the spa while you are away.
This is to ensure that the spa continues to heat and circulate as normal. A disruption to the power supply (power outage or surge, etc.) would prevent the unit from performing these normal functions.
**For more information on how to maintain and store away the PCU, please see our solution "Winterizing/Storing your PCU".
***We advise using a Wet/Dry Shop Vac rather than a regular vacuum cleaner in case any condensation has formed in the bladder during spa use.