If you have a hot tub, it can be a relaxing addition to your home. It also needs regular care, just like a pool. In addition to care during the warmer months, you will want to take care of your spa during the winter months and make sure it is protected from problems and winter damage. Here are some winter care tips to help you with the care for your hot tub when you are not using it during the winter months:
1. Drain The Tub And Protect It From Weathering During Winter
One of the things that you can do to protect your hot tub this winter is completely drain it. When it comes time to close the spa, drain the water out of it to ensure that parts do not get damaged during winter freezes. When you do this, sometimes water can be trapped in parts and plumbing. You can use compressed air to get any water out of the mechanical systems. In addition, cover parts to protect them from the winter weather.
2. Treat The Water In Your Hot Tub With An Anti-Freezing Treatment
You may not want to completely drain the water in your hot tub. If you choose to not drain the spa, you will want to make sure the water is treated. Continue with the normal spa treatments throughout fall. Before the cold weather arrives, you may want to add an anti-freezing treatment that will help prevent damage to your hot tub. This is not an anti-freeze like what you put in your car, it is just a spa treatment to reduce the chances of water freezing.
3. Filtering Water Before Your Reopen Your Spa When Warm Weather Arrives
Filtering before you put it in the water in your pool. Many homes have a problem with hard water, so filtering water is a good way to improve the quality of water. When you fill the spa, use filter water, and then, wait before treating it. If your hot tub has not been used in a long time, you may also want to consider filtering the water again before adding a treatment if there is still water in it.
If you want to avoid costly repairs, these are some tips that can help you care for your hot tub during the winter months. When you need help with maintenance and repairs, contact a hot tub service like Kaupas Water to help ensure your spa is ready for use when the weather gets better.
My name is Sara Jenkins and I am the daughter of a plumber. As a young girl, I was not very impressed by what my father did for a living, but I loved spending time with him so I was thrilled each time he asked me to help with a repair around the house. What I didn't realize at the time was that my father was teaching me skills that would prove incredibly useful in my adult life. Today, thanks to him, I have completed a long list of plumbing jobs in my own home without the need to hire a contractor. This blog is my way of saying thank you to him by sharing all of the things that he has taught me about home repairs and construction.