Tuesday, December 20, 2016

Hot Tub Winter Maintenance Tips

Canadian winters are so unpredictable. Snow and cold weather are pretty much guaranteed, but when cold dark days start, you never can tell when they will end. It’s during these times that having a hot tub can come in handy. Your hot tub is an outstanding addition to your home, and proper maintenance will help you enjoy it whatever the season may bring. Here are a few tips to get the most out of your hot tub soak even when faced with the worst weather conditions.

Activate the freeze-protection system

You certainly don’t want your hot tub pipes freezing with the winter cold, so make sure to turn on the tub’s freeze-protection system to keep this from happening. This ensure that the tub water is warm at all times even when no one’s using it. If your equipment doesn’t have a freeze-protection system, you can use the timer to schedule the tub to turn on for 15 minutes per hour to keep warm water circulating through the pipes.

Cover it up

Whenever you’re not using your tub, keep it covered with an insulated hot tub cover. This helps keep the water warmer, preventing you from using the heater continuously. You can help enhance the cover’s effectiveness by adding a thermal blanket and placing it just underneath the cover.

Drain, clean, and refill You’ll still want to give your tub a good cleaning every now and then. Clean once or twice a week, depending on how often you use it. Drain your tub and thoroughly scrub it from inside out. Include the vents and filters.

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