Knowing how to upkeep your hot tub through each season of the year, especially winter, is key to getting optimal usage and benefits out of your spa. Here are the need-to-know`s for hot tub winter maintenance
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How to Properly Maintain Your Hot Tub in the Winter:
Step 1. Change the Water in Autumn
The water of your hot tub should be changed every 3 to 4 months; make sure to change it late in autumn to avoid having to change it when the water is too cold and risks freezing the pipes. Draining and refilling your hot tub when the temperatures are low can only make the job more difficult.
Step 2. Get a Proper Hot Tub Cover
Your hot tub cover is crucial to properly insulate the hot water. If the cover isn’t locked or doesn’t fit properly, this allows heat to escape and will increase your water bill; you will have to top up the water level more often. Make sure your cover doesn’t have any damage and lock it to preserve the heat. Ensuring you have the right cover is key to best hot tub winter maintenance.
Step 3. Do Not Use a Shovel to Remove Snow off of the Cover
Remove the snow off of the cover using a brush or a broom. Avoid using a shovel because it can affect its lifespan and damage the material.
Step 4. Keep a Close Eye On Water Levels
Water levels dramatically reduce during the winter, and if it is too cold, some parts of the hot tub can be exposed to cold air and freeze. If you aren’t using your hot tub frequently, check the water levels at least once a week.
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