It’s wintertime and temperatures may have dropped, but this doesn’t mean you have to stop using your hot tub. Here are a few precautions to take to have a winter season of RELAXATION and BLISS in your hot tub . . .
Keep an Eye On These
Always check water levels in your hot tub. Low water levels cause pumps to stop functioning, water to freeze along with damage to your hot tub and to it’s plumbing fixtures and parts. If power is lost, make sure to keep the insulated cover on your hot tub. If the power outage persists, set up a working light (or heat lamp) underneath, the heat generated should keep your power pack from freezing.
Safety is Key
Be sure to keep a clear shoveled path to your hot tub and keep your spa steps clear. Most steps have textured tread that create a secure surface to use to step into your hot tub. An outdoor towel warmer is excellent for placing for your clothing and other belongings in the area closest to your hot tub. It’s a great idea to wear a hat to keep your head dry too. It’s also a good idea to to stay well-hydrated and soak for a MAXIMUM of 20 minutes. Remember, the longer you stay in the hot tub, the higher your body temperature will rise. Transitioning to the extreme cold outside after soaking for a long time can place stress on your body.
Protect Your Hot Tub
Depending on where you live, your hot tub may be exposed to a heavy amount of snow. Always make sure your hot tub’s insulated cover has a good, tight seal to help your hot tub maintain a consistent temperature. Do not let snow and ice accumulate on the top of your cover. Use a soft bristle broom to remove snow and ice from the top of your hot tub cover. (Shovels may damage the vinyl.)
Know Your Hot Tub’s Diagnostic Messages
Know what the diagnostic messages and warnings on your hot tub’s command center mean. Keep it’s owner’s manual close by and make sure to stock up on your favorite Waters Choice Enzymes. Dealing with smelly, scummy and unclear water during the cold weather really puts a damper on enjoying your hot tub experience.
Wintertime can be the BEST season to use your hot tub! Warming up in the comfort of hot water with our aromatherapy spa salts help relax aching muscles, and soothing stiff limbs. With proper preparation and precautions, spending your winter in the hot tub can be a pleasurable and relaxing experience.
References and helpful Blog posts:
- 12 oz Waters Choice Pure Enzymes? Click here …
- Wondering how to winterized your hot tub? Visit our previous blog post here.