One of the best times to relax in your spa is on a cool winter day, but keeping your spa protected can be a challenge with the season’s unpredictable weather. Follow these tips to keep your hot tub in prime condition so you can continue enjoying the warmth of your spa on even the chilliest of days.
Letting snow and debris pile up on your spa cover can weigh it down and cause damage. After a blizzard, brush the snow off your cover, clear off debris and replace it if it’s too damaged. This will help prevent your hot tub water from becoming contaminated or losing too much heat.
Ideally, you want your spa water temperature to be at 104 degrees fahrenheit. Keeping your hot tub water at a higher temperature ensures that it has enough time to heat up in the colder weather. It also ensures that if you were to lose power during a storm, the water will not lose its temperature as quickly.
Your pump, filter and jets are the heart of your hot tub. Keeping them in great condition helps improve circulation, keep your spa water clean and ultimately extend the life of your spa. Try our HTH spa™ Care Filter Cleaner to clarify spa water and provide a longer filter life.
Test and balance your spa water using the HTH spa™ Care Test Strips and our selection of HTH spa™ balancers, like HTH spa™ pH Up and HTH spa™ pH Down. Keeping your water balanced ensures that your spa isn’t only clean but as relaxing as possible. If all goes well, you may not need to drain and refill your spa water until the winter season is over.
Consider investing in hurricane straps and a winterizing blanket. If you live in an area that gets heavy winds and snow storms, the straps will hold your spa cover down — just don’t tighten the straps too much or it could damage the foam in your cover. The winterizing blanket goes behind your equipment bay door to prevent freezing.
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Having these winter spa tips on hand will help you prevent problems and ensure your spa water stays clean and relaxing all season! For even more tips and information — and to be the first to know about new products and features — sign up for our HTH spa™ newsletter and follow us on social media. And as always, if you have questions or concerns, you can always contact us. Relax with confidence, you’re in an HTH spa!
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