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Weather Safe Your Hot Tub

Many of our customers love using their hot tubs during the winter. There’s nothing quite like sitting in a warm, inviting, massaging hot tub while the air around you is crisp. It’s even more wonderful when the snow falls.

Yet, others choose to close their hot tubs during the winter and enjoy them in during the spring and summer.

Whether you leave your hot tub open all year long or close it for a few months, check out these tips to weather safe your hot tub.

If You Use Your Hot Tub in the Winter

Before the cold hits, you want to do a complete water change, cleaning your hot tub before refilling it.

If you wait until it’s really cold, it can be difficult to change the water.

You also want to make sure you have a good quality cover that’s in great condition if you use your hot tub during the winter months.

Check your cover over, and if it is worn or has tears, you want to replace it. If you don’t, you’ll spend more in energy costs to keep your water warm.

You may also consider a floating thermal blanket for your hot tub to reduce your energy costs.

Do be sure and periodically check your water levels. If they drop too low, your pump and heater may shut down. The result? Frozen water and possible damage to your spa.

If You Close Your Hot Tub

For those of you closing your hot tubs, you want to make sure you drain your hot tub. Most of the hot tub damage we see happens during the coldest months of winter because spa owners didn’t properly drain and winterize their spas.

Here are steps to take to winterize your hot tub if you decide not to use it in the winter:

  1. Flush and drain your hot tub.
  2. If your spa has an air blower, drain it, too.
  3. Take your filter out and clean them. If they’re worn out, replace them. Store them in a clean, dry place.
  4. After you drain your hot tub, loosen the fittings to allow water to drain out of them.
  5. Blow your jets to ensure there’s no water left in them.
  6. Finally, dry up any water left behind in your spa so it is completely dry inside. Give it a thorough cleaning, put your cover on it, and lock it for the winter.

If you have questions, please feel free to stop by or contact us by phone or online so we can help.

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