Tips for Enjoying Your Hot Tub in the Cold Season

As the cold temperatures bring in frost and chilly winds, there’s a hidden gem in your backyard waiting to offer you warmth and solace—your hot tub. While many people associate hot tubs with summertime relaxation, they can be equally, if not more enjoyable in the colder months. 

In this blog post, we’ll share valuable tips to help you make the most out of your hot tub in the cold season.

Ensure Your Hot Tub Cover is in Good Shape

cold snow-covered ground surrounds a closed hot tub

A damaged hot tub cover can cost you a lot of money in the winter. Inspect your hot tub cover and make sure it’s in good shape. If water starts to pool on it, the cover becomes heavy, or isn’t able to form a good seal anymore, you’ll want to consider replacing it.

Lock Your Hot Tub Cover

Along with making sure your hot tub cover is in good shape, you’ll also want to ensure it’s locked when not in use. This allows the cover to form a tight seal around the edge of your hot tub, preventing heat loss.

Don’t Use a Shovel to Remove Snow from Your Hot Tub Cover

Did it snow in your area? Don’t use a shovel to remove the snow from your hot tub. If you aren’t careful, the shovel can dig into the cover, causing it to rip and take on water. This will not only damage your hot tub cover but will also impact the cover’s ability to properly insulate the hot tub.

Don’t Change Your Spa Water if it’s Too Cold Outside

It’s important to change your hot tub water every three to four months, but if it’s freezing outside you’ll never completely remove all the water from your hot tub. Plus, if you aren’t fast enough, there’s a chance that the remaining water could freeze solid and potentially harm your hot tub.

Clear a Pathway to Your Spa

cold snow-covered ground surrounds a heated hot tub

Ensuring you have a safe and clear pathway from your home to your hot tub is important, especially during winter. Consider installing handrails or steps to make accessing your hot tub easier, preventing slips and falls. Also, pathway lights can provide aesthetic appeal and added safety, guiding your way to your hot tub in the dark.

It’s also a good idea to have a towel or robe nearby and sandals so you can get back inside your home as quickly as possible once you’re out of the tub. The chilly winter air can often make stepping out of your hot tub a bit uncomfortable.

Stay Hydrated

It’s always important to stay hydrated when you’re hot tubbing. When it’s cold out, you may want to drink warm beverages to keep yourself hydrated and warm. With these tips, you’ll be well prepared to enjoy your hot tub all winter long. So embrace the crisp air, soak in the soothing warmth, and let your hot tub become your personal sanctuary through the cold season! If you have any questions about maintaining your hot tub, contact us or visit one of our convenient locations. We’re happy to help!