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we are going on vacation for a while (2 weeks). How should I prep the spa? Chemicals, cover, temp? Is is it okay to drain it and turn the power off? I have heard that its not a good idea to leave them with the cover on and no water in it. It gets hot here. We just went through a heat wave with multipler 120 degree days in a row. I dont want to have it on but I dont want to hurt the spa.

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we are going on vacation for a while (2 weeks). How should I prep the spa? Chemicals, cover, temp? Is is it okay to drain it and turn the power off? I have heard that its not a good idea to leave them with the cover on and no water in it. It gets hot here. We just went through a heat wave with multipler 120 degree days in a row. I dont want to have it on but I dont want to hurt the spa.

We're still shopping for first spa, so by no means am i answering from personal experience. However.... I believe it's going to depend on the chemicals you use... Here's a link to another forum where there is a recent (today) thread that is related to your question

http://www.whatsthebest-hottub.com/cgi-bin...;num=1154288722

Truthfully, I hesitated to reply to your question because of your RANT on the Elite Platinum/vibration topic. Just a thought, but maybe you could try to be more positive? The owner came to this site for information/assistance and is aggrevated enough, no? Not everyone that buys those spas is being cheap... there a lot of folks who can't really can't afford more than 3-4K for a spa. ;)

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I would consult your owner's manual. Mine says to "Super Chlorinate", turn the temp down to 80 and lock the cover. That is what I plan on doing when I go on vacation. When I get back, if a single good shock doesn't bring the water back to stunning clarity, I plan on doing a drain and fill at that point.

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We're still shopping for first spa, so by no means am i answering from personal experience. However.... I believe it's going to depend on the chemicals you use... Here's a link to another forum where there is a recent (today) thread that is related to your question

http://www.whatsthebest-hottub.com/cgi-bin...;num=1154288722

Truthfully, I hesitated to reply to your question because of your RANT on the Elite Platinum/vibration topic. Just a thought, but maybe you could try to be more positive? The owner came to this site for information/assistance and is aggrevated enough, no? Not everyone that buys those spas is being cheap... there a lot of folks who can't really can't afford more than 3-4K for a spa. ;)

please see my reply on that thread for the costco tub. I rant becasue of the treatment I recieved on this same website for posting my thoughts on its quality before buying. Now, I am seeing multiple posts on problems with them like expected. I do not intend to give that lady hell but I cant sit by and watch without pointing fingers. You are right that I probably should not have flamed her thread.

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I did not want to reply to the Costco thread and continue to keep it off topic. I respect your opinion in regards to paying now or paying later. I understand the fact that higher priced tubs have cost built into them that is used for better customer service. I’m sure that when you buy a tub from a warehouse they drop it of, give you a pat on the but, and wish you good luck. I bought from a dealer and I place a great deal of value in the fact that I can call them with questions or issues. I don’t think everyone should buy a Costco tub. But when someone comes here looking for help, their purchase should not be belittled. If you (or anyone else) don’t have something related to the topic or helpful to say then why take the time just to make someone feel bad. Judging by your long reply my comments hit a nerve. If you don’t like having people flaming your purchase then why do it to other people? You have to admit that much more flaming on this and other forums is aimed at less expensive tubs.

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I did not want to reply to the Costco thread and continue to keep it off topic. I respect your opinion in regards to paying now or paying later. I understand the fact that higher priced tubs have cost built into them that is used for better customer service. I’m sure that when you buy a tub from a warehouse they drop it of, give you a pat on the but, and wish you good luck. I bought from a dealer and I place a great deal of value in the fact that I can call them with questions or issues. I don’t think everyone should buy a Costco tub. But when someone comes here looking for help, their purchase should not be belittled. If you (or anyone else) don’t have something related to the topic or helpful to say then why take the time just to make someone feel bad. Judging by your long reply my comments hit a nerve. If you don’t like having people flaming your purchase then why do it to other people? You have to admit that much more flaming on this and other forums is aimed at less expensive tubs.

I am not flaming the costco tub becasue it is cheap. I definately would not flame someone because they dont have alot of money. As stated before, I am not rich by any means. My hot tub purchase was a long time coming and for years I could not afford one. I have made many posts justifying my thoughts. I have even done the comparison to the entry level cal spa. I have nothing against saving money or being on a tight budget. One of the things that makes me laugh is poeple getting caught up into the cheap50 dollar stereo it has that some on here have already had problems with. I guess we all have priorities in life. Mine was quality and comfort. I got it and I am happy with that. Enjoy all you costco shoppers, we have a special purchase on hot dogs and hot tubs for your outdoor pleasure. By the way, dont think that you hit a nerve becasue of the length of my message. I type at night when I have time and my message lengths are typically long unless I am really tired or just plain bored. No nerves hit here.

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