The leaves are falling which means winter is just around the corner! If you're a hot tub owner then you know how beneficial a good soak in the hot tub can be in the cold winter months. Here's some tips on how to prepare your spa for the upcoming months.
Give your hot tub a fall cleaning
- The last thing you want to do in the middle of winter is drain and clean your hot tub! We recommend using a bio-film cleaner like Ahh-Some to really make sure your spa is deep cleaned and prepared for a long, heavily used winter.
If your hot tub is drained, fill A.S.A.P
- If you choose to close your hot tub for the summer months, this is a good time to get water back into it and make sure it's running properly.
Address any lingering hot tub repairs
- If you've been putting off any small repairs for the summer, now's the time to have them looked at! Again, the last thing you want is for your hot tub to be out of commission in the freezing cold winter months.
Check the condition of your hot tub cover
- We all know that hot tub covers keep fall leaves out of your hot tub but let's not forget what the cover traps in the spa...HEAT! If your hot tub cover has seen better days, it may be time to look into replacing it before the cold hits.
Keep your cover clear of debris
- Regardless if you have a new hot tub cover or an old one, it's always a good idea to keep it clear of any debris including beautiful fall leaves.
- A lot of new hot tubs come with vents on the side of their cabinets that can be left open in the summer to allow heat to escape and closed in the winter to trap heat in. Well, it's not summer anymore so close them up!
Check for holes in your cabinet
- We all like to stay warm on a cold winter day and so do critters. If your hot tub cabinet has holes, consider these open doors for all sorts of small animals to come in and make a home out of your insulation.
The fall and winter months are some of the most enjoyable months for hot tub owners so make sure your spa is ready!