You may be wondering whether it is practical to maintain a hot tub or swim spa in freezing temperatures or other extreme weather conditions. The good news is that with the proper care you can keep your spa safe year round. Here are a few of our tips for how to protect your spa from bad weather.
Placing Your Spa
If possible, put your swim spa or hot tub in a location where it has some protection. This could be on a covered patio area or even somewhere with a large umbrella. A sheltered location will serve as the first line of defense against weather damage. Plus, it might be more pleasant for you to use your spa in a place where it is somewhat protected from the elements.
Using the Appropriate Chemicals
Use only high quality chemicals intended for use in a spa. Keep your water balanced with the appropriate chemicals, and avoid using any chemicals that are not explicitly intended to be used in spas. At Juniper, we carry the high-quality spa chemicals you need to maintain your hot tub or swim spa.
Keeping Your Spa Running
It’s important to keep your spa system running during the cold-weather months. This will maintain water flow, which will help prevent freezing and keep the water healthy. The warmth of the water will help your internal components stay in good condition. Plus, the water will help circulate those important spa chemicals that keep your water clean and clear.
Your Spa Cover
The most obvious part of protecting your hot tub or swim spa from the elements is using a cover. Spa covers serve to keep debris out of the spa, insulate the spa to prevent freezing, and protect your hot tub shell. The particular weather conditions affecting you will probably impact how you use a cover and what kind is best for you. Make sure you get a cover that fits your spa exactly, so that the insulation and seal will be effective. To ensure that your cover doesn’t blow off due to strong gusts of wind, secure the cover with straps. This may be helpful if you are concerned about stormy conditions and high gusts of wind.
Caring for Your Spa Cover
In order to ensure that your cover serves you well for as long as possible, be sure to clean it regularly. Use only products intended for cleaning spa covers so that you will prolong, rather than shorten, the life of your spa cover. A spa cover cap can also protect your spa cover from being damaged by contaminants, the sun, rain, or snow.
Your hot tub or swim spa is a great addition to your lifestyle. The harsh Wisconsin weather doesn’t have to get in the way of that. With the right care, your spa will be protected and ready to use whenever you are. Visit Juniper for the best quality spa care products and great service. The staff at our family-owned business is knowledgeable and happy to help you protect your spa from bad weather.