How to Use Your Hot Tub All Winter Long

How to Use Your Hot Tub All Winter LongMany spa lovers swear that the winter season is the best time to enjoy a warm and comforting soak. If you have decided to use your hot tub during the colder months of the year, there is no need to winterize it.

The frigid weather is what drives people to get their hot tub fix. If you are one of those hardier hot tub lovers, then you would not let the icy winter get in the way of enjoying a warm, comforting soak.

Ensure that your water haven is available all year long when you invest in hot tub winter covers from Be-Lite Aluminum Spa Covers. Our product can withstand debris, rain, heavy snow, kids, and pets without breaking. You will also enjoy other benefits, such as reduced evaporation and clean water, all year long.

Six steps to enjoy your hot spa in the winter

Make sure that your hot tub is well-maintained throughout the winter season by following these steps:

1) Check the water level – If you think you do not need to watch your hot tub’s water levels during the winter, think again. Cold, dry air contributes to quick water evaporation. When the water goes down below the skimmer level, it will not circulate, or the pump and heater could shut down. If this happens, you could end up with icy water, freezing pipes, and costly repair damages. It is a good idea to check the water levels every few days.

2) Keep the water clean – With cooler weather, you are less likely to drain your water. To prevent complete drain, request that all bathers take a quick and thorough shower rinse to remove sweat, lotions, and oils before taking a dip in the hot tub.

Generally, it is a good idea to change the water before the temperature drops. This will also give you the chance to check your hot tub to ensure it is in perfect working condition to avoid having to spend much of the winter season doing maintenance or repair work on the unit.

3) Maintain water temperature – You do not want your water temperature to go above 104 degrees Fahrenheit. It is easy to make the mistake of raising the water’s temperature to unsafe levels. Go for 100 degrees Fahrenheit to make sure the water is warm enough without becoming dangerously hot.

4) Limit your soaking time – Hot tubs increase your body temperature. The longer you are in the heated water, the higher your body temperature will rise. If you remain in the hot tub for too long, you could become light-headed, feel drowsy, or even suffer a heat stroke – all of which could result in drowning. Limit your soak time to 15-20 minutes to avoid overheating.

5) Plan a strategic exit – Most outdoor hot tubs are a little more than a hop or a skip away from the nearest doorway. The cooler temperatures outside can give your body quite a shock; you may want to sprint towards the door as fast as you can! Make sure to have a dry towel or bathrobe handy to wrap yourself up quickly. Have a pair of slippers too and take care not to slip on ice that may have built around the basin.

6) Invest in an aluminum cover – A tightly sealed hot tub keeps your water clean, prevents evaporation, maintains the water’s warm temperature, and prevents accidental drowning. You will get all these benefits with the best spa cover on the market! An aluminum hot tub cover is the best option – it will keep dirt, debris, ice, and snow out of your warm water oasis, maintain water levels and heat, and protect your kids and pets if they climb on top.

Soak in warm comfort with Be-Lite Hot Tub Covers

With a well-maintained hot tub, you will be able to enjoy your soak time, no matter the season. To keep your hot tub in top shape, use Be-Lite Aluminum Spa Covers. Our covers are durable and top-quality. They also come in a variety of designer color options. We can even help you find the right size – use our template designer, which guides you through the correct steps to get the perfect fit.

You can also talk to one of our spa cover specialists. Give us a call at 707-864-8919 or contact us online with any questions. We love to help!

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