Have just used Ahhsome, when should I drain and refill


Active member
Sep 8, 2019
New Zealand
Have just used Ahhsome, and having been wiping away the gunk.
I have a test kit coming but it won't be here for another few days. Should I drain the tub and leave empty for a few days until I get my kit, or should I refill tomorrow when I have time and just put in my dose of dichlor to get the cya up, and then when my kit arrives I can start balancing everything up? I only have test strips at the moment so I could make a start roughly until kit arrives. We won't be using the pool until I have it sorted with test kit.


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TFP Guide
Jul 21, 2013
Northern NJ
Pool Size
Salt Water Generator
SWG Type
Pentair Intellichlor IC-60
I think you can put in water and add a bit of dichlor. Go easy on the amount. You can always add more once you get your test kit and see the actual levels.


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LifeTime Supporter
Jan 17, 2012
Evans, Georgia
What I do is empty the tub of the Ahh-some water and refill. Using PoolMath, let it calculate how much liquid chlorine you want to use to decontaminate your tub. I personally went with 50ppm for an hour then drained again, others say that's too much FC.

Even if I'm not using my hot tub (say over summer) I keep water in it so that the gaskets all remain soft. Nothing worse than dried out gaskets which encourage gasket leaks and failures. (Same with a dishwasher, you're supposed to run it now and then just to keep the gaskets soft even if not using it routinely)

Maddie :flower:


Active member
Sep 8, 2019
New Zealand
I left the water over night, then run it again this morning with some more Ahhsome. There is no more slime, so I will drain it now and wipe down. Then refill and add a bit of dichlor like the sticky Post says