Hot tubs are fun in the summer, but many people say they are even better in the winter!
They truly are a great way to relax and spend some time outside in the cold weather without freezing!
However, hot tubs require some special maintenance during the colder months. Here are three things you should be doing to care for your hot tub this season.
1. Change the water now
Now – before the cold really kicks in – is a good time to change the water.
Swim University said, "Trying to change the water when it is really cold outside can be quite difficult and, as you can probably imagine, is no fun at all. Changing the water and cleaning your hot tub before the cold of winter sets in can help you ensure your hot tub is in the best possible working order so you don’t have to spend a lot of time outdoors caring for your hot tub."
That's great advice!
2. Save on energy bills
The simple truth is that hot tubs get more expensive to heat in the winter. There are a few things you can do to alleviate that cost, though!
Swim University also recommended, "On top of a high-quality cover for your hot tub, a floating thermal blanket that sits at the top of the water can be a great way to reduce your energy costs during the winter months."
3. Change the filter
We know it's cold outside, but that doesn't mean you can fall behind on maintenance!
The filter still needs to be changed even if you aren't using the hot tub as often.
Oregon Hot Tub said, "Filters clean your water even when the tub isn’t used, helping to prevent cloudy water. And—guess what the #1 reason is for a hot tub not heating up to temperature? Dirty filters! Be sure you clean your filters with filter cleaner once a month."
Keeping up with all of these things means you'll be able to enjoy your hot tub for years to come. Happy soaking!