If you're like many people, you don't want to shut down your hot tub for the winter - you want it available for warm soaks to combat the cold Utah weather! And with the right basic maintenance and upkeep, this is easily possible with today's modern hot tub models.
At Hot Tub Factory Outlet, we're happy to not only offer a wide range of hot tub options for clients around the state, but also to provide expertise on how to maintain your spa throughout the year - including this current winter, which doesn't seem like it will ever end! In this two-part blog series, we'll showcase some basics on how to keep your hot tub running optimally throughout the winter without risking damage or rising costs.
For starters, invest in a good quality insulated cover for your hot tub. This will protect it from the elements and help keep out dust and debris, while also providing insulation that won't let heat escape quickly. Plus, covers can be easily opened for use - no need to worry about shoveling away snow!
As you're looking for the ideal cover, make sure it fits your hot tub properly and that the material is of good quality. You should also check for any punctures or tears in the cover regularly to ensure it's still doing its job.
Down related lines, you should keep an eye on the water temperature throughout the winter. This is especially true in Utah, where temperatures can dip below freezing! Make sure to set your hot tub's thermostat so that it doesn't drop too low and that it's reading correctly - if not, this could lead to issues with your pipes and motors over time.
And throughout the winter, you should aim to keep the water temperature between 80 and 95 degrees Fahrenheit. This will help ensure your hot tub stays in good condition while also providing comfort for users - no one wants to be dipping into near-freezing water!
Another resource for both water temperature and energy conservation is a thermal blanket. This product, which can be easily placed over the hot tub before or even during use, helps to keep water at optimal temperatures while also reducing the amount of energy needed to maintain them. Plus, as an added bonus, they come in many colors and styles so you can customize your hot tub look!
In part two of our series, we'll look at some other simple maintenance tips to keep your hot tub running optimally throughout the winter months. In the meantime, if you're in need of any advice on purchasing or maintaining a hot tub - or even just want to browse our selection - contact us at Hot Tub Factory Outlet today! Our staff is always eager to help you find the perfect spa.