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Beat the Chill: Expert Tips On Spa Maintenance in Winter

Nothing beats a relaxing warm soak on a cold winter's eve. Hot tubs are a great way to relax when the temperatures drop, but they require special care during winter. There are also concerns over increased heating costs. So, to make sure you get the most out of your hot tub this winter, we've put together a list of essential spa maintenance tips.

From powering down and emptying the spa to investing in a good cover and monitoring water levels, these simple steps will help you beat the chill and keep your hot tub running smoothly.


4 Expert Tips On Spa Maintenance In Winter


1. Invest in a Good Cover

To avoid having to spend large amounts on heating your spa during winter, it's essential to invest in a lockable, high-density hardcover. This cover will prevent heat from escaping, helping maintain the ideal spa temperature in winter, which is 36°C (97°F) to 40°C (104°F).

You'll also find that your electricity bill will be lower if your spa itself is well-insulated with a heat lock system because it allows the spa to operate in the most energy-efficient manner.


2. Reduce Water Jet Use

If you want to bring down the cost of running a hot tub in winter and keep your spa warmer for longer, reduce your jet use.

Using jets or blowers too often can lead to increased energy costs due to higher electricity bills - so try not to overdo it! Instead, opt for shorter periods of jet/blower usage at lower speeds whenever possible as this will help conserve energy while still allowing you to enjoy all those relaxing bubbles!

At mySpa Sydney, all our features are linked to the MySpaLINK app, which allows you to control your spas features such as their pumps, from wherever you are.


3. Keep the Water Clean

Keeping your spa clean is always important, but especially during winter when bacteria can grow more quickly due to cooler temperatures. By following the water care plan given to you by your spa manufacturer, you can ensure that the chemicals remain at appropriate levels.

Even if you decide not to use your spa this winter, its still a good idea to check the chemicals weekly. If you dont, youll likely end up spending more money on maintenance in the future.

To avoid dirt or leaves entering the water, its a good idea to wear sandals when walking to your spa.

If your spa is due for a water change, try to arrange this before the winter months. Changing the water when its colder can risk the chance of both the water and the components freezing, which will potentially damage your spa.

Check out this guide on How to Keep Your Spa Pool Water Cleaner for Longer.


4. Monitor the Water Level

Damage from both the water and the components freezing can also occur if you let your water levels get too low. So, make sure to keep an eye on them and top up when appropriate.


2 Tips To Enjoy Your Spa Experience in Winter


1. Get Yourself Some Winter-Related Spa Accessories

Make the most of your winter spa experience by adding some cosy accessories like lanterns, fairy lights, and heat lamps that can transform your pool into a winter oasis.

Just remember to use outdoor-rated electrical devices and keep them at a safe distance from the spa.

Don't like the idea of braving the cold air? A cover lifter will make opening and closing your spa a breeze, and a nearby towel rail means no more frosty dashes inside. For those group soaks, a spa caddy or smart bar can keep refreshments close at hand. Just remember to skip the alcohol in the hot tub.

CoverMate 1 Spa Cover Lifter Smart Bar Smart Rail


2. Follow Hot Tub Safety Practices

  • Stay hydrated - Keep hydrating yourself while soaking in your spa to avoid feeling light-headed. It's important to have water on hand and sip regularly throughout your soak.
  • Avoid overheating - Limit your spa time to 20-30 minutes to prevent overheating.
  • Stay warm after your soak -Make sure to have a towel or robe nearby when getting out to prevent your body from being shocked by the cold.

For more spa safety tips, take a look at our Complete Guide To Spa Pool Safety in Australia 2022 to 2023.

With these tips and tricks, we hope enjoy a winter escape in your own backyard by running your spa pool correctly!

For more information, don’t hesitate to call us on 02 8850 6550, or visit us in store.