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Baby It's Cold Outside: How to Keep Your Hot Tub Running in the Winter

Baby Iis:: lold Outsidė How to Keep Your Hot Tub Running in the Winter A WINTER DIP *** Before you jump in Stock up on supplies for the winter An extra filter cartridge Sanitizer Chemicals Test strips Drain and clean hot tub in early winter while weather is still mild MARCH Drain again Flush your plumbing system to remove accumulations in March depending on use and buildup ***** LOW ENERGY Tips to reduce the energy cost of your hot tub Use an insulated cover Include an inexpensive thermal blanket under your regular hot tub cover Reduces Decreases moisture Keeps heat in chemical use build up on cover Spray the vinyl cover with a Turn off air jets because they inject cold air into water and Remove snow before it accumulates on the cover quality protectant to safeguard against harsh weather conditions use a lot of energy If you have a portable spa use a layer of foam board insulation underneath as hot tub floors are Leave all air Program your filter/heat cycles to run at night if you have a night rate meter controls/valves off to keep hot tub from pulling in outside air which will push through jets when typically not well insulated tub is not used Obstruct winds with a privacy panel or fence Add insulation Keep tub away from icicles that can drip or fall on cover to your spa/ hot tub cabinet If possible position tub on a south-facing exposure, or in a sun-exposed corner Use on the coldest Inspect bottom and top perimeter of your cabinet for voids nights when you have a chill to avoid higher heat costs in O Helps melt snow/ice • Keeps temps up on the cover where heat can your home escape PIPES NEED TO STAY WARM, TOO One of the major risks of winter hot tub operation is water freezing in the pipes Check that your spa's freeze protection system is activated If your hot tub doesn't have freeze protection Helps maintain a constant water temperature Set your timer switch to cycle on for 15 to 20 minutes This keeps warm water circulating through the pipes every hour Watch the water level Check Low water levels water level may cause the pumps and heater to stop working, which can result in frozen water regularly Maintain the water temperature 99'F The colder it is, the longer it takes for the hot tub to heat up Maintain water temperature on a daily basis at around 97° to 104°F If your hot tub freezes Use hot water to raise temperature for a faster thaw If there is freeze damage, drain it completely, make the repair, and then fill it back up Power outage For a fully-foamed hot tub to start to freeze, the temperature needs to be below 28°F for at least 36 hours 28'F If you have a generator O Plug an extension cord from the generator into a submersible pump, and place the pump in the hot tub O Heat from the pump will add to the water plus keep the water circulating, preventing it from freezing Or O Use the generator to run a space heater or 100-watt light bulb Place the heater or bulb into the equipment area O linside of the cabinet and run for a few hours at a time F04F If you don't have a generator O Leave the hot tub cover closed O Set to 104°F O Can have up to 3 to 5 days without power before you need to worry about freezing Using your hot tub in the winter months can be an excellent way to unwind and keep warm. Use these tips to keep your hot tub heated and take a splash this winter! • • • • Brought to you by In Partnership with: PartSelect GHERGICH&Co.

Baby It's Cold Outside: How to Keep Your Hot Tub Running in the Winter

shared by Ghergich on Feb 20
Hot tubs are one awesome way to enjoy the bitter cold of winter. Sitting in a steamy hot tub surrounded by snow is a great way to unwind after a long day. However, hot tubs need maintenance just like ...


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