How to Prepare Your Spa for Winter Use

It’s that time of year! The temperatures are dropping and you and your family are going to be spending a lot more time at home, and you know there is nothing better than sitting in your backyard relaxing in your spa.

Is your hot tub “winterized” yet?

Preparing your hot tub for the cooler days ahead:

  • Filters are very important to the cleanliness of the water in your spa. A dirty filter can make your water cloudy, foamy and unsanitary; it can also harm your equipment by not running correctly. When was the last time you cleaned or replaced them? We recommend cleaning them with a degreasing filter cleaner every 6 weeks or so and replacing them every 6-12 months depending on the use. Now is a great time to start fresh all together!
  • Now is also a great time to drain your spa-before winter weather sets in! We recommend that you drain your spa every 4 months or so
  • Make sure your spa’s thermostat is programed to the temperature you would like it be at when you go outside to get in it.
  • We all know how important your hot tub’s cover is. Your cover helps keep leaves and debris out of the water as well as insulates to keep the heat in without wasting energy. Is yours in good shape or should you look into getting a replacement?
  • If you do not need a new cover, consider using a cleaner and then a protectant (303 Protectant-recommended for vinyl spa covers), this will keep it looking great and add years to its life!
  • If you have a wooden skirt on your spa and want it to last as long as possible, treat it with a good water repellant sealer. The outside of your hot tub will last longer, be less likely to crack and will look its best.