The warmer months are in the rearview, and it’s now time for you to make an important decision: close your Sundance®️ Spa down for the season or prepare it for winter use?
Whichever choice you make, you must take extra care in doing the job right because the cold months are when it is easiest for your hot tub to sustain damage if you don’t take the necessary steps to protect it from inclement weather. To help you do that, we’ve created these quick and easy hot tub maintenance guides to close your hot tub and prepare it for winter use.
7 Tips for Sundance®️ Spa Winterization
If you prefer to save yourself the trouble of tending to your hot tub all winter long, then check out the following Sundance®️ Spa winterization tips.
1. Allow the Chemical Levels to Drop
First things first, you’re going to want to let the chemicals in your spa dissipate so you can drain the water without harming any plants or wildlife. Give it a few days, and then test the chemicals.
2. Turn the Power Off
This is a serious safety precaution that you must take. Turn off the breaker to your hot tub before you begin winterizing it.
3. Drain the Hot Tub
Make sure you’ve got plenty of drainage area for a few hundred gallons of water, then pull off that drain cap and empty your Sundance®️ Spa. This process can be somewhat slow, so using a sump pump might be a good idea if you’re short on time.
4. Loosen Your Fittings
Start removing the remaining water from your spa’s plumbing by loosening up the fittings and allowing them to drain.
5. Blow Out Your Lines
You’re going to want to make sure that there is no leftover water trapped in your lines when you close up for winter, or you’ll need some costly hot tub maintenance after temperatures drop below freezing.
6. Clean Out Tub and Filters
If you don’t give the tub a thorough scrub, it might be uninhabitable by next spring. Remove the filters and throw them in some cleaning solution, then grab some spa cleanser and give the tub a deep cleaning.
7. Throw the Cover On
Your Sundance®️ Spa winterization is complete. All you need to do is put the cover on and lock it in until warmer weather rolls around.
Tips for Operating Your Sundance®️ Spa in the Winter
Some might say that a hot tub is best enjoyed in cold weather, but to do that without incurring any costly hot tub maintenance fees, you’re going to need to do the following things:
Clean Out the Tub
Take some time before the weather gets too cold to give your tub a thorough cleaning. That includes draining all the water to scrub the basin, the filters, and the vents. Once it’s nice and clean, you can refill it.
Keep a Close Eye on Water Levels
The lower the water level in your hot tub, the more likely it is to freeze. Be sure to monitor it carefully and refill it whenever necessary.
Get a Good Cover and Use It
Your hot tub cover is critical for keeping your spa safe and secure during the winter months. Invest in a high-quality, tight-fitting cover, and always be sure it’s on when the tub is not in use.
Need Help with Your Sundance®️ Spa This Winter?
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