Three Tips for Winter Hot Tub Use and Care

Posted on: 22 November 2016

If you have invested in a hot tub for your home, you may want to use it even during winter months when the pool is closed. This can be a relaxing feature for your home, but there are a few things that you want to consider for winter care, such as protecting lines from freezing and treatments to keep water clean. Here are some tips to help with the hot tub care needed during the coldest winter weather:

1. Installing the Hot Tub in an Area Protected from Chilling Air

If your hot tub is installed in an area that is exposed to the cold air, it is vulnerable to hard winter freezes. If it can be moved, you may want to consider installing it in an area that is more protected from direct exposure to cold air. Somewhere close to your home with structures to block the wind can be good. If you cannot or do not want to move your spa, you may want to consider building privacy structures around it to both give your more privacy and help protect it from cold air.

2. Adding Insulating Materials around Piping and Parts That Circulate Water

The piping that is exposed to cold, freezing areas is the most likely place for problems to start during the winter months. In addition, if you use your hot tub when it is cold out, the hot water juxtaposed with freezing temperatures will be more likely to cause problems. To prevent this, you will want to protect mechanical components and plumbing from any potential freezing problems. Cover all the exposed plumbing with an insulating material like foam to ensure that the lines do not freeze when the temperature begins to drop.

3. Treating Water to Keep the Spa Clean and Prevent Freezing in Cold Weather

In addition to the prevention of freezing, you will also want to treat the water. You may want to use a winter treatment to help protect your spa's water from freezing. During the winter months, hard water can also contribute to this problem. It may be a good ideal to consider a pool calcium removal treatment for your spa, which can reduce problems caused by mineral buildup.

These are some tips to help you with hot tub care during the winter weather this year. If you need help with maintenance and repairs to your hot tub, contact a company like Aqua King.