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How to get your hot tub ready for winter use

Updated: Nov 11, 2023

The days are getting shorter. The cold is beginning to settle in. Winter is coming! While you might be tempted to drain down your hot tub until next summer, don’t be so quick to pull the plug.

According to Eagle Leisure, hot tub owners use their spas more during the winter months than any other time of year. Relaxing in your spa during the colder months can provide a variety of health and relaxation benefits, which means you wouldn’t want to miss out on more time in the tub!

There are a few things to do to ensure your tub is as protected as possible. From covers to the best hot tub chemicals to use, here’s Aqua Spa Supplies tips for getting your hot tub ready for winter use.

Keep it covered

The best way to ensure the longevity of your tub during the winter is investing in a good cover. While covers are a great way to keep debris and cold air out, not just any cover will do. A good cover must be waterproof, with a snug fit that creates a tight seal around your tub. You should also make sure it provides a thick layer of dense insulation, to prevent the escape of heat. For this, we would recommend the Covana Oasis for standard tubs or the E2E Swim Spa cover for those with a Swim Spa.

Monitor the Water Level

Colder conditions can make your spa water evaporate much quicker than normal, which means it’s vital to monitor the water levels of your tub. If your water level falls below the skimmer level, it won’t be able to circulate to maintain an even water temperature. We recommend setting weekly reminders to check the water level and prevent frozen pipes.

Draining Your Tub

It’s important to train your spa as normal, every 3 months. If you can avoid doing this before the cold air and snow kicks in, then even better! Drain it, clean it and refill it. Not only will this ensure it’s in the best possible working condition, it will also help minimise the time you spend outside maintaining it during winter.

For cleaning tips, we recommend visiting our blog to discover which are the best hot tub chemicals to keep your tub maintained during the winter.

Invest in the best hot tub chemicals

With the colder months quickly approaching, now is the best time to get your hands on the best hot tub chemicals to ensure your tub makes it through the winter. If you would like more information on the best cleaning materials for your hot tub, contact Aqua Spa Supplies on 01245 477 400.




Jess Court

I'm Aqua Warehouse Groups Marketing Officer - overseeing all things news worthy in the hot tub industry, with tips and tricks that are bound to make a splash.

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