I need help We rent a home with in ground pool and in ground spa. The spa has never been touched and since the issues with the landlord's pool guy arose, I don't think he ever properly maintained it. The valve that diverts to the spa broke and he didn't replace it. We waited for well over a month for him to do that. In the meantime, the spa sat stagnate.. and is now gross. I finally called a guy out myself who replaced the valve and fixed plumbing leaks so that has now been taken care of.
1. I need to drain the spa but can't find a way to do it with the equipment. I thought "Ok, I will use the water hose siphon method.. " but then I can't get the hose lower than the tub so not sure if that will work. On a budget so can't really go rent a pump. I wondered if I hooked our weird pool vac up and stuck that in the spa would that suction the water out along with whatever is in there? Otherwise, its grab a large bucket and start heaving water lol
2. After I drain it, I need to scrub it ... oh joy. I am guessing I could use a bucket of regular bleach water and brush to scrub it all?
3. The spa fills up from the pool so I will have to keep water flowing into the pool as it tries to flow into the spa or I could just fill it from the waterhose - not sure when I should do?
This is my first time having/maintaining a spa. I presume that I could maintain it like the pool and keep the levels about the same (less chlorine from what I am reading). Any advice?