In part one of this two-part blog series, we went over some basic tips for winterizing and protecting your hot tub or spa during the cold winter. Many homeowners choose to shut the hot tub down for the winter, and doing so requires some very basic care and steps taken to ensure everything is still in order when you’re re-opening the spa during the spring.
At Dolphin Pools & Spas, we’re a proud Bullfrog Spas dealer in addition to our numerous custom pool contractor services. Part one covered the basic steps for simple winterization – here are some additional tips on post-winterization protection, insulating the hot tub and some general pieces of advice if you do want to use your hot tub during this season.
For those in an area like Salt Lake City, which experience significant snowfall during the winter, it’s vital to follow several general protection tips for your spa after winterizing it:
For those who are unable to drain the spa, or if you simply want some additional temperature protection, insulating the hot tub during the winter is a good idea. The simplest way to do so is using a floating thermo-blanket on top of the spa water, but under the cover – this stops heat from escaping out the top, the most common location, while the blankets stop any evaporation from taking place.
For older or heavier spa covers, however, we recommend replacement once every five years or so. This is usually around how long it takes for air pockets to fill in the foam, ruining the insulation properties.
If you’re a homeowner who wants to keep using the spa during the winter, a couple basic tips:
For more on winterizing and protecting your hot tub during the cold season, or to learn about any of our custom pools or spa services, speak to the staff at Dolphin Pools & Spas today.