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Winter Maintenance for Hot Tubs in Ottawa

Winter is right around the corner and whether you’re ready for it or not, the snow, cold and endless hours of shoveling are on their way. Nostalgic memories of summers past will have you wishing you could sit back and relax by the pool and enjoy the warm breeze after a long day of trekking through blizzards and scraping snow off car windows. The good news is that hot tubs can be used all year round in Ottawa so you can relax during every season.

Using hot tubs in Ottawa during the winter months can be rewarding, but there are a few important maintenance tips you should follow to ensure your hot tub will stay in tip top shape.

Be Prepared

Like in the warmer summer months in Ottawa, it’s important that hot tubs are regularly maintained with proper chemicals and sanitizers. It’s inevitable that you will run out of something sooner or later so prepare yourself by stocking up for the winter months. This means you won’t find yourself having to venture out in the snow to pick up a vital product to keep your hot tub running.

Keep It Covered

It’s safe to say that here in Ottawa, we’ve seen some pretty scary storms come through the city during winter. Be prepared for harsh weather by always keeping your hot tub covered when it’s not in use. Not only will it protect it from any damages, it will always keep the water warm.

Heat Things Up

During warmer months, you don’t have to worry so much about maintaining the temperature of your spa. However, in the winter there are a few risks if you don’t keep your hot tub at a consistent temperature. Hot tubs in Ottawa should be kept a warm temperature throughout the winter so the water does not freeze. This risks causing damages to your spa as well as freezing the pipes. Some hot tubs come with freeze protection, if yours does not, you can set the timer to run your hot tub every 20 – 30 minutes to keep warm water flowing through the pipes.

Even if you don’t use your hot tub every day, it will save you time and money in the long run to maintain it throughout the winter. By keeping your spa covered, having chemicals and other useful supplies on hand and keeping your tub at a warm temperature throughout the season, you’ll be able to enjoy your hot tub all year round.