It’s no surprise to any Canadian that winter has a tendency to be… well… cold. But that doesn’t mean you need to stay cooped up inside or shivering under a blanket. Your spa is just as fun during winter as it is in summer. So whether you have an indoor or an outdoor hot tub, don’t let the chilly weather prevent you from getting the most out of your spa!
Obviously an important part of any hot tub is the ability to actually create hot water. If you find your spa isn’t quite warm enough for these cold months, there are a couple things that may be affecting your element’s ability to do its job. First, make sure the jets are open and the water level is high enough. Otherwise, water can’t flow properly, and won’t get to the warming element. Secondly, try cleaning or replacing your filter. A dirty filter can impede the movement of water over the heating elements. If your water still isn’t warm enough, it’s time to call in the experts!
Tired of being cold? RnR Hot Tubs & Spas is proud to provide Calgarians with some of the best hot tubs available. But our services don’t just stop there. Once you’ve decided to buy a spa from RnR, our expert hot tub technicians will deliver and set up your new tub. They’ll then teach you everything you need to know about keeping your hot tub in optimum condition. And if the work that comes with owning a spa doesn’t appeal to you, they’ll help you sign up for our all-inclusive, monthly maintenance package. If you’re tired of winter, drop by RnR today and take home a little piece of the tropics. Don’t forget an insulated hot tub cover!
Hot Tub Winter Maintenance.
If you keep your tub outside, there are some important steps in keeping your spa running smoothly all winter long. First, you need to prevent any pipes from bursting, and that means making sure hot water runs through the spa and pipes at frequent intervals. Many hot tubs have a freeze-protection or winter mode. Activating this will keep your pipes safe and your hot tub soak-ready all winter long. If you don’t have this feature, schedule your tub to turn on for 15 minutes each hour. That should keep your pipes in good shape under most conditions. While it may seem inefficient to run the tub often, you’ll actually save energy assuming you use your spa regularly. Heating warm water to an optimal soaking temperature requires much less energy than heat cool or cold water.
Also remember to keep the water topped up! As we explained earlier, low water levels will make it difficult for your heating element to work properly. It’s a good idea to check water levels every couple days.
Are you ready for some winter hot tubbing? We sure are. If you need help with keeping your spa in top shape over the winter months or want to invest in a new hot tub, you’ve come to the right place! The experts at RnR can answer any questions you have and make suggestions on which tub or products will best suit your needs. Contact RnR Hot Tubs & Spas today to learn more.