Baby It’s Cold Outside: How to Keep Your Hot Tub Running in the Winter
A dip in the hot tub is the midst of winter is a wonderful experience. The cool air contrasting with the hot water makes for an invigorating respite from the drudgery of winter. Follow our hot tub maintenance guide to ensure your tub stays in good condition throughout the snowy months.
Prepare your hot tub in early winter for the coming months, so that you donâ€™t have to start from scratch in the middle of inclement weather. This means draining and cleaning it; a process youâ€™ll repeat at the end of the season, around March. When winter hits, make sure to spray the cover with a protectant, shovel off snow buildup, and program a heat cycle to run at night to help keep it from freezing.
Keeping the pipes in your hot tub from freezing is a delicate balance during the winter months. If your tub or spa doesnâ€™t have freeze protection, program it to cycle on once per hour during especially cold temps. Maintain water levels to avoid freezing, and keep the tub at a temperature between 97 degrees F and 104 degrees F. If your hot tub does freeze over, the best thing to do is to drain it completely to better determine if there is damage or lasting issues. Follow these tips and more in our hot tub maintenance guide for a cozy, relaxed winter!