Shutting Down Your Hot Tub? Cold Weather Prepping Your Spa

2 Panel Round CoverA lot of people certainly hope that they can use their hot tub all year round. After all, there’s nothing better than soaking in a tub of warm, bubbly water while the snow is falling.

However, the problem often starts when you finish using the hot tub. You begin to feel the freezing air and snow again as you get out of the hot tub, prompting you to sprint back indoors as fast as you can!

As fall gives way to long, cold winters, many hot tub owners would rather close their hot tub. That’s perfectly fine. But before you close things up, remember that it’s imperative to your hot tub’s long life that you do it the right way.

Proper fall maintenance allows you to enjoy a great new “soaking” season next year. If your current spa covers are worn-out and overused, it’s time for a new one that is guaranteed to last longer. Be-Lite Aluminum Spa Covers has just what you want and need. We have manufactured the longest-lasting spa covers on the market for over 35 years. Give us a try, and you will be glad you did.

Tips for winterizing your hot tub:

  1. Drain and refill the basin completely – Refill the basin? Yes, you read it right. But why would you fill the basin as you close your hot tub for the winter? An empty hot tub can lead to the shrinking of the inner plumbing lines resulting in leaks when you open the hot tub next season.
    Take time to drain, scrub down, and refill your basin completely. Make sure to follow your owner’s manual for specifically recommended cleansers.
  2. Replace old and dirty filters with new ones – If it has been at least six months since you last replaced your filter, now it’s the right time to replace it with a new one. A new filter means clean and fresh water. It will save your pump, too!
  3. Do a weekly water test – Even if you won’t use your hot tub for the winter season, it’s still imperative to test your hot tub’s water levels weekly. It allows you to find out if the water levels drop. If you want to take a quick soak, the spa chemical levels will be ready for you.
  4. Clean the exterior of your hot tub – As you prepare your hot tub for the next season, you want to make it look great – inside and also outside! The outside of your hot tub can also experience wear and tear if it’s not maintained correctly. Make sure to clean and treat it using the proper method. For example, wood cabinets have to be re-treated with linseed oil or coated with a staining product. Composite cabinets and spa covers should be cleaned and protected, too.
  5. Replace worn-out or broken accessories – What’s a better time to replace those broken accessories than now? If the lights or fountains are way beyond repair, for instance, it’s time to install new ones to maintain the relaxing hot tub experience.
  6. Clean or replace your spa cover – Doing regular maintenance to your spa also allows you to check and ensure it seals properly. If you are using a vinyl cover, do you notice any rips on it? Now is the right time to replace an old, worn vinyl cover with an aluminum one from Be-Lite Aluminum Covers. Our covers are strong enough to hold up kids, pets, and a heavy load of snow!

Complete your fall maintenance with a new spa cover!

A well-maintained hot tub ensures more years of relaxation and enjoyment. Aside from the cleaning and water up-keep, you will want to protect your hot tub with a durable aluminum spa cover from Be-Lite Aluminum Spa Covers. Use our template designer, which guides you through the correct steps for a custom fitting lid. Don’t hesitate to call us with any questions. We’re here to help!

Contact the team today for custom-made spa covers online or by calling us at 707-864-8919.

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