From the vibrant orange leaves and the cozy sweaters to the cool weather and the pumpkin spice lattes, there are so many reasons to love Autumn. If you’re the lucky owner of a hot tub, this time becomes that much more relaxing because you get to spend your days soaking in the steamy, bubbling water with a mug of hot cocoa. To gear up for the colder months, it’s important to brush up on these cold-weather maintenance tips for keeping your spa in pristine condition.
Replace and Refill the Water
To keep the water fresh and crystal clear, we recommend changing it out every three to four months. After a long summer of frequent use, it can start to look a bit cloudy and less than welcoming. In a majority of cases, this change can be attributed to a buildup of natural body oils, sunscreen, lotions, perfumes, and other substances brought in by you and your guests. A simple solution is to take a moment to check your hot tub’s instruction manual, and follow the instructions for draining and refilling the water. By replacing it a few times a year, you’ll keep your favorite gathering space safe, healthy, and delightful for everyone you love most.
Check on Your Cover’s Condition
If you live in an area with tons of trees, watching the leaves change color and start to fall can be a truly magical experience. The drawback? Fallen leaves can put a major damper on your hot tub experience! There’s nothing worse than getting home after a long day, going to relax in your personal oasis, and then realizing it’s full of crunchy, orange leaves. To keep your hot tub leaf-free, it’s essential to keep the cover down whenever it’s not in use. You should also do periodic checks to assess the condition of your cover. Since it’s out in the elements all day, every day, there’s a chance it will sustain damage from fallen branches, strong winds, and heavy rainfall. On the exterior, make sure to check for any holes, tears, dents, or other signs of damage. On the inside, check for mold, dirt buildup, mildew, and other signs it might be time for a deep clean.
Get Extra Toasty
During the summer, many households decide to turn down the heat on their hot tubs. Now that the days are getting colder, it’s time to increase the temperature by a few degrees. Just make sure to choose a temperature and stick to it throughout the whole season, as this will help keep your energy costs as low as possible. Many people believe that lowering the heat when your hot tub is not in use will help preserve energy, but it’s actually more energy-efficient to maintain a consistent temperature. Once you hop out, simply close the cover to seal in the heat and this should help you save on your monthly charges.
Enjoy Your Fall
From everyone at Arizona Hot Tub Company, we hope that you have a wonderful, magical Autumn! If you have any questions about transitioning your spa for the colder months, make sure to contact us and we’d be happy to help.