Improper closure during winters can lead to damages in your hot tub or spa. With winter on its way, it is pertinent to close down the spa securely with a good spa cover. However, there are some important tips to remember while winterizing your hot tub or spa.
Winterization can be done by yourself, but if you find it difficult, you can seek professional help from the spa experts at Master Spas.
Hot Tub Winterization Steps
Unplug the unit and remove the spa cover. Clean the hot tub using a degreaser to remove oil and grease from the tub. This can be done before emptying the spa. Drain the water from the spa. Take apart all the spa parts and components, so that the water is completely drained off. Use a wet/dry vacuum to suck or blow water out of the lines.
Clean the vents and the filters by removing and soaking them in water and cleaning solution. This will help to dissolve any residual oil and sediments. Wash these spa parts well and keep them aside. Clean the filter cartridge with a good quality cleaner and remove dirt, hair and debris. Mop or vacuum any remaining water from the tub, so that it is completely dry.
Unplug all the electrical outlets that control the hot tubs. Place the cover on top of the spa. Use a thermal cover, fiberglass or wood hard covers to protect the hot tubs during winter seasons. These covers prevent seepage of water into the tubs. Use a protective tarp on top of the spa cover and secure it properly with ropes and bungees so that it is not blown away by wind. Make sure to brush off snow as needed throughout the season to reduce stress on the cover.
It is important to choose spa covers according to the type of hot tub. Hot tub covers protect it from harsh climatic conditions, debris and accidents. So, it is wise to invest in a good quality spa cover which can be bought from Master Spa at affordable price rates.