Best Hot Tubs for Cold Climates

The simple bliss of a hot tub is something that can be enjoyed in any climate, possibly even more so in colder ones, but not all hot tubs make for the optimal choice for relaxing in chilly weather. 

When the weather is warm, you’ve got a bit less to worry about when it comes to your spa. You won’t be overly concerned with having to do any maintenance or having to hop out while you’re soaking, and you most likely don’t need to worry too much about how weather conditions might affect your spa. 

If you live in a colder climate, you’ll want to make sure your hot tub is set with all the right features, but you may be inclined to ask just what, exactly, makes a hot tub well-equipped for cold weather. We’ve got the answer to that question and more in the following easy-to-follow guide.

Cold Weather Essentials for Your Hot Tub

The perfect hot tub for cold weather won’t be all that different than a standard one, but it will definitely include the following features:

Great Energy Efficiency

The colder the climate, the harder it will be for your hot tub to maintain a comfortable temperature. Not only will that result in occasions when you need to wait for your spa to heat up so you can use it, but the added wait times — in which your tub runs without you in it — will also drive up your energy bills. 

As such, you want to choose an energy-efficient tub when you live somewhere with lower average temperatures, and Sundance®️ Spas makes some of the most energy-efficient hot tubs around. They use a full-foam insulation system that reduces heat loss and effectively lowers energy bills.

Solid Insulation

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Your spa’s insulation will keep the heat in no matter what the temperatures are like outside, so you want to make sure it is well-equipped for the task if you live in a cold climate. As mentioned, Sundance®️ Spas use a full insulation system that can work wonders on its own, but there’s another element to insulation that can make a huge difference: your hot tub cover. 

High-Quality Tub Cover

Hot tub covers serve the obvious purpose of keeping debris out of your spa’s water, but they also trap heat, which is essential in any climate, especially cold ones. Not all hot tub covers are created equal, however, so you want to make sure you choose one that is specifically designed to work hand-in-hand with incredible insulation.

Great Cabinetry

Hot tub maintenance is essential, but it can be all too easy to talk yourself out of keeping up with it when it requires stepping out into frigid weather. It is for that reason that it’s always wise to do whatever you can to make these necessary tasks a bit easier on yourself, and one of the best ways to do that is to choose a hot tub with quality cabinetry.

Sundance® Spas’ SunStrong® Skirt for example is both highly durable and UV-resistant. Plus, with easy-to-remove panels, they allow for easy access to your hot tub’s interior components, making maintenance a breeze!

The SmartTub®️ System

Smart technologies have made a variety of things so much easier for us, and now — with the SmartTub®️ system — you can enjoy those same conveniences with your spa. It’s a simple setup that allows you to connect to your hot tub through a smartphone app and control a variety of features that will make spa ownership in a cold climate far more enjoyable. 

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You can control your hot tub’s temperature, jets, and lights remotely, meaning you’ll never need to be out in the cold until you’re ready for a toasty soak. On top of that, you can set reminders, receive notifications, set an automated usage schedule, and monitor your energy usage to keep your electric bill as low as possible.

Cold Climate Hot Tubs From Performance Pools

Hot tubs from Performance Pools, made by Sundance®️ Spas, offer all you need for the ultimate cold climate hot tub experience. If you’d like to learn more, contact us today, and we’ll be happy to answer all of your questions.