How to winterize a hot tub

Author: Eversole Pool and Spa

November 10, 2016

Hot tubs are great, even in colder weather but if you aren’t going to be using it for a long period of time or you’re planning on going away for the winter it’s time to winterize your hot tub! If this is the first winter with your hot tub and you are not sure what to do, we are here to help.

Here is what you need to do to winterize your hot tub:

It’s time to turn off the power! Make sure that your power is shut off at the breaker.

You must drain the water from your hot tub. You can use a sump pump to help drain the hot tub or by pulling the drain plug. If you are looking to drain the water as fast as possible you will find that using the sump pump is your best solution.

Don’t forget to remove the filters from your hot tub. In order to not store dirty filters it’s best to soak your filters for 24 hours. Before storing your filters make sure they have no water in them and that they are completely dry before putting them away.

If you have any fittings make sure you unscrew them to allow any water to drain. Also, be sure to put all of your fittings and accessories in a safe place that you will be able to find easily.

Blow out every single jet! You can use a shop vac to blow the water out of every single jet. It is best practice to repeat the process for best results.

Once you’ve blown out the water from the jets you will find that you have excess water in your hot tub again. Be sure to grab your sump pump or shop vac again to remove the extra water.

It’s time to clean! Now that you have an empty hot tub it is a great time to clean your hot tub and hot tub cover. Cleaning your hot tub will help preserve the tub and make it easier to reopen when you are ready. As always, don’t forget to make sure your hot tub is completely dry before placing the cover back on.

Secure your hot tub cover! Now that you’ve done everything to winterize your hot tub be sure to place your cover on and secure it properly. You don’t want your cover blowing off and moisture seeping in.

Now that you’ve completed the winterization of your hot tub you can relax! If you aren’t comfortable completing the full process yourself don’t hesitate to call a professional for help. If you are interested in learning more about how to winterize your hot tub or would like the professionals to do it for you be sure to give us a call at 419-221-3494.

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