6 Suggestions for Using Your Hot Tub in Winter

6 Suggestions for Using Your Hot Tub in WinterThe cold weather outside doesn’t mean you have to drain your hot tub, close it down, and put it aside for a while. Instead, soaking in bubbly hot water during the winter is highly encouraged. A hot tub is a welcome relief from the stinging cold. The crisp air can lead to dry skin and clogged pores, and a soak in a hot tub keeps your skin soft, supple, and smooth.

The cold weather naturally makes your muscles and joints feel more strained, tense, and tight. A soak in the hot tub eases joint pains and relaxes sore muscles. In addition, the water provides buoyancy and gentle resistance to increase the effectiveness of exercising in the tub.

A hot tub is a place to relax and de-stress at the end of the day. The holiday season may be the most fun time of the year. However, it can also be stressful! With all the many activities – shopping for gifts, party planning, vacation arrangements, or a day of skiing and sledding – wouldn’t it be nice to schedule a spa appointment to relax and unwind? By keeping your hot tub open for the winter, you can enjoy a relaxing spa session in the privacy and comfort of your home.

It may seem natural to close down your hot tub and wait until the spring season arrives. But why should the frigid temperatures stop you from soaking in the hot tub, especially if it has become your favorite thing to do? With proactive maintenance steps and a custom aluminum spa cover, you are ready to enjoy your warm watery oasis even when it’s cold outside.

If you are keen to continue to use your hot tub during the colder months, follow these tips below:

  • Empty and refill your hot tub at the start of the (or just before) winter – Your hot tub must be drained and refilled every three months. You will want to keep the heat in the hot tub and the cold out to prevent the pipes from freezing. Before everything gets too cold, empty your hot tub and fill it with fresh water. It’s best to do this while it is warmest (between noon and 3:00 pm).
  • Check the water levels – The cold temperatures can lead to quicker evaporation than you may be used to happen. It’s essential to check your hot tub’s water level every couple of days. If the water level is too low, the components could freeze, and the water may not circulate. Use the circulation pump regularly to keep the water flowing nicely.
  • Turn down the jets – The jets may be excellent in bringing your muscles some much-needed relief. However, they pull in the cold outside air, lowering the water temperature. Thus, reduce the jets to prevent heat loss.
  • Keep the water clean – Just because it’s winter doesn’t mean your regular maintenance should fall behind. You will want to check the water’s pH levels and adjust as needed. Since the winter leaves you with fewer opportunities to drain and fill, you want to ensure that the water remains clean and pristine. Also, remind the other users to rinse off in the shower first before entering the hot tub.
  • Stock up on chemicals and supplies – You will need spa chemicals for regular maintenance, be sure you have enough supplies to last throughout the winter. Besides, you don’t wish to purchase them in the cold.
  • Invest in a quality aluminum cover – If you have an existing vinyl cover that’s worn out, why not invest in a quality aluminum cover? It is durable enough to withstand the weight of snow, children, and pets. It also keeps debris and cold air out while keeping the water and heat in. An aluminum cover is sturdier and more manageable than a vinyl cover and is guaranteed to protect your hot tub for many years.

The cold weather shouldn’t stop you from enjoying your warm watery oasis. These tips for maintaining your hot tub in the winter will ensure an excellent time for you and your family.

A hot tub is a welcoming way to warm up and relax after all those holiday fun and activities. Plus, you will enjoy more soak time if you invest in a custom-fit cover from Be-Lite Aluminum Spa Covers. Design your perfectly fitted cover using our template designer, which will guide you through the correct steps. Do you have questions? Call us! We will be happy to help!

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