While shutting down your hot tub isn’t necessary even in the coldest climates, if you don’t plan to run it or use it during this time, you’ll definitely need to winterize it. Here are 5 simple steps to help you properly winterize your hot tub and keep it safe through the cold season.
1. Shut Off Power
Whether it’s shutting off the circuit breaker that connects to your spa’s electrical line or simply unplugging your hot tub, make sure all power to your spa is turned off.
2. Empty Water
Use a garden hose or sump pump to remove water from your hot tub. Loosen all unions, remove drain plugs, and blow out the lines to be sure no water is left in the pipes that can freeze and cause damage.
3. Clean the Interior
Now is the perfect time to scrub your hot tub clean. Once this step is done use towels to soak up the last bits of water left within the tub, paying special attention to the foot-well and anywhere else water might be hiding out.
4. Add Antifreeze
If you’re worried about water in your hot tub lines, pour antifreeze into filter pipes, jets, and anywhere else water can enter your spa--if you adequately remove water from your hot tub, you might be able to skip this step. If you do use antifreeze, you’ll need to rid the lines of it completely prior to use to make sure the water is safe.
5. Secure Cover
All that’s left to do is strap on the cover securely to prevent it from blowing off during a winter storm, and your hot tub is ready to withstand even the harshest winter.
We Can Help!With the help of these 5 simple steps, you can protect your hot tub from damage this winter.
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