Did you know that a well-maintained hot tub can last up to 25 years? Caring for your hot tub doesn’t have to be stressful or intimidating, but it’s important to know that your spa’s needs change throughout the year. Much like when your car needs snow tires and extra antifreeze in the colder months, your hot tub will need a little extra love too. Aqua Pools has you covered with your guide to winter weather hot tub maintenance.
Winter Weather Hot Tub Water Care
Winter is the most popular time of year for hot tub users. There’s nothing like soaking in hot, bubbly water on a cold day. But, even if you don’t get to use your spa as often during chilly weather it’s vitally important to care for your water. Here are a few things to keep a check on:
- Keep your tub full of water to keep pipes, pumps, and heaters from freezing.
- Check your filters and chemicals regularly. It’s still possible for water to become unhealthy, even if your spa is being used less.
- Set your temperature for 102 to 104 degrees, and keep it at that temperature. It’s easier to maintain a steady warm temperature than to let it fluctuate and require your hot tub to work harder and longer to heat up.
Keep it Hot With Energy Efficiency
Your hot tub has to work a little harder in the winter to keep and hold heat, but a few good investments go a long way toward lessening the burden on your spa’s parts, not to mention saving on your power bill. A good, insulated cover does wonders for protecting water quality and temperature through ice and snow. A floating thermal blanket adds an extra layer of insulation, keeping the heat from escaping.
A little extra care makes a big difference when it comes to winter weather hot tub maintenance. And Aqua Pools has the right tips and tools to give your spa the long life it deserves! No hot tub of your own yet? Contact us today and schedule your free test soak to find the perfect hot tub for you and your family.