Tips for Using Your Hot Tub This Winter
Hot tubs can offer valuable rest and relaxation for you and your loved ones throughout the year. From warm spring afternoons, to chilly winter nights, a hot tub can be used in any season. It’s important to properly prepare your hot tub for the harsh winters in Fernie, BC. Proper winter preparation can help to increase the lifespan of your hot tub and maintain the overall quality. There are a few simple things that you can do to get your hot tub ready for winter.
Cleaning, Draining and Preparing Your Hot Tub
You may find it helpful to completely clean and drain your hot tub before the snow arrives. This can give you a peace of mind that your hot tub is running smoothly during the hectic winter season. Not to mention, there’s a smaller chance of you having to perform extensive work on your hot tub in the cold or snow.
Cleaning and draining your hot tub can help to improve how efficiently it operates during the cold weather. It also gives you an opportunity to discover and treat any problem areas. If you happen to find any problems, such as parts that need to be repaired, you can take this opportunity to have them fixed. Snow Valley Spa and Leisure offers premium hot tub servicing and repairs in Fernie, BC. If you encounter an issue, or would like to have an expert drain and clean your hot tub, contact us today.
It can also be beneficial to use this time to prepare your hot tub installation for winter. To ensure safety and protection of the components of your installation, you can:
- Put patio furniture away
- Secure BBQs and other outdoor appliances
- Ensure the walkway and surrounding landscape are in good condition
- Invest in a shovel and salt to clear walkways of snow and ice
For a more in-depth look at cleaning and maintaining your hot tub, browse our hot tub maintenance basics.
Hot Tub Repairs and Servicing
It can be beneficial to schedule servicing and repairs before the cold weather and snow arrives. This will help to ensure that your hot tub is running properly throughout the wintertime. Thoroughly check all essential accessories for damage or deterioration. Snow and ice can further damage features, like steps and hot tub covers, if there is previous damage or wear-and-tear. Replacing broken features can help to ensure the safety and functionality of your hot tub installation.
Running a Hot Tub in the Winter
When the temperature drops, it becomes even more imperative to keep the heat sealed into your hot tub. Sundance® Spas are fully-equipped with advanced energy-efficient technology. Keeping your hot tub properly secured with a quality hot tub cover, can help to improve efficiency even further.
Some choose to close their hot tub during the cold winter months or don’t enjoy being outside in the cold at all. Regardless of the reason, it’s crucial to the components of your hot tub that it be shut down properly. Hot tubs should be drained, cleaned, and prepared properly before the winter begins. Even when a hot tub is completely drained, some water can remain in the pipes. If water stays within the underground pipes in the winter, it can freeze and greatly damage your hot tub.
To avoid damaging your hot tub, why not call a professional? Our highly-trained hot tub technicians, at Snow Valley Spa and Leisure, offer trusted hot tub servicing in Fernie, BC.
Contact us, today, to get started!