Wondering how to protect your hot tub during the winter months?
If you’ve decided to enjoy your hot tub all year round and make the most of your investment – more power to you! There’s nothing more relaxing than soaking in your hot tub while watching a snowfall.
There’s also no need to worry about the operational costs because when hot tubs are properly maintained, they’re surprisingly cost-efficient! Our five-step guide will help you keep your hot tub in tip-top condition during the winter freeze. Read on for more!
1. Keep it Clear of Snow And Ice In Winter
Just two tools are required for this task! A good snow shovel and a soft-bristle broom. You’ll need the shovel to remove snow and ice from around the hot tub, and to create a clear path.
After all, we don’t want you slipping and sliding on the way to your hot tub. A soft bristle broom will take care of snow and ice build-up on your hot tub cover, so you won’t have to think about replacing it in the spring.
2. Monitor Your Water Level
It’s always a great idea to monitor your water level, especially during the winter. If a leak occurs and goes undetected, it could cause your pumps to malfunction, stop spa circulation and heating, and ultimately cause the water in the tub to freeze.
One of the best ways to detect a leak is by monitoring the water levels. If the level decreases significantly, there’s a chance you have a leak. Checking for leaks regularly will help you nip any potential problem in the bud.
3. Invest in a Quality Hot Tub Cover
Ensure minimal heat loss and reduce your energy costs during the winter months, by protecting your hot tub with a high-quality hot tub cover. We have a wide selection of hot tub covers for sale at our Surrey hot tub dealership.
For instance, our PROLAST™ vinyl covers are UV and water-resistant and can be customized to fit any size Jacuzzi® Hot Tub.
Contact us today or stop by to learn more!
4. Winter Power Outage Tip
Here’s another great tip! In the event of a power outage, keep your hot tub protected by sealing in the heat with a quality hot tub cover like in the step above, then run a generator to keep the cycling of the pump.
Even without the use of a generator, chances are you’ll be pleasantly surprised at the insulation from both the Jacuzzi® Hot Tub and cover can provide.
5. Activate Freeze Protection
Jacuzzi® Hot Tubs are known all around the world for innovation and modern technology. Such an advanced addition to your home can provide you with a sense of calm and confidence, especially during the colder months.
If the winter is particularly harsh, activate your freeze protection by setting your hot tub in F3 “Standard” mode. A sensor will monitor the climate and periodically run the pump when the temperature drops below a certain level, preventing anything from freezing.
That way, you won’t have to worry about the pipes and other components of your hot tub freezing or experiencing other temperature-related damages.
Now that you know how to take care of your hot tub in the winter, all that’s left to do is sit back, relax, and enjoy the snowfall!
We hope our tips will help you keep your hot tub in excellent condition all-year-round!
For additional information, ideas or tips on how to keep your hot tub protected in the winter, feel free to contact or visit us at Jacuzzi Hot Tubs of Surrey