Days are becoming cooler, which means winter is upon us. If you plan on leaving your spa up and running for the winter season, here are some steps to follow in order to help make your winter hot tub maintenance easier.
Winter Maintenance Routine Check
If you already have a maintenance routine planned for your spa, perfect! If not, this is an easy way to avoid standing in the frigid cold trying to diagnose the spa’s water that has been unmaintained. A log book is a perfect way to keep track of your water maintenance routine. This is where you should record your test strip results as well as sanitizer dosages. Keeping this information organized will help make your maintenance routine much easier this winter.
Stock Up on Water Supplies
It is important that you have all your supplies on hand and ready to use. This can easily eliminate any frustrations you may encounter with winter spa maintenance. There is nothing more frustrating than conducting your spas maintenance and realizing you don’t have the required supplies.
Hold in Heat
Containing the heat in your spa is going to help save money by reducing the amount of power your spa draws trying to heat the water. If the weather is consistently cold your tub will work hard to maintain the desired water temperature. You can help maintain the water level with a thermofloat blanket and a properly fitting hot tub cover. These steps will help to maintain the temperature as best as possible.
Protect your Cover
Preparing your cover is an important step. Clean your cover with a non-abrasive cleaner and finish by adding a hot tub cover conditioner.. As winter progresses, it is imperative to remove any snow or ice that builds up on the cover with a soft brush or broom.
If you have not already drained your spa and refilled it for the winter season, this is the right time to do so. Before it becomes even colder out make sure to do this. It is recommended that you drain your spa every 3-4 months on average (maximum every 6 months) or more depending on how often you use your backyard hot tub. Make sure to stock up on all your winter water supplies. Visit Niagara’s best hot tub dealer today for all your supplies.