While we think every season is a good season to soak in your hot tub, fall and winter can be some of the most beautiful times to enjoy your hot tub. There is no need to winterize your hot tub unless you are gone for an extended period of time. A few things to consider:
Some owners are afraid that the electricity costs to run their hot tub during the winter months won’t be worth it. With the newer energy-efficient tubs, like Hot Spring Spa, the output of electricity remains minimal even when constantly running. If you aren’t leaving for the winter season, it’s something to consider. The cost and time to winterize your hot tub may cost you more than the electricity and regular maintenance, and you will still get to enjoy the soaking season.
Another thing to consider is how often you plan on using your hot tub in the winter and its location. We always recommend choosing a convenient location for year-round use, but that doesn’t always happen. If you don’t plan on using your hot tub as a warm retreat from the cold weather and won’t be checking on it regularly, it may be more beneficial to winterize. Your hot tub water can become a breeding ground for bacteria, and to avoid water freezing and damage to your hot tub, you will want to make sure that the hot tub temperature is constantly warm.
If you are closing up your rental, summer vacation home, or headed out to enjoy the warmer southern states during the winter, make sure you properly winterize your hot tub. If there is any water left in the tub, it can cause damage to your investment. If you aren’t confident about winterizing your hot tub, call Luxury Bath and Spa, we can help.
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