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How to Prep Your Hot Tub For Winter Vacation

Skiing, snowboarding, sledding…there is so much to look forward to during your winter vacation in Vail, Colorado! As you gather all of your snow gear for an exciting winter at your vacation home, it may occur to you: is your hot tub ready? After a day on the slopes, you’re going to want those swirling warm waters clean, running, and ready for a soak! The process of getting your hot tub prepared for the winter season isn’t difficult, but the sooner you get it done the better. Some of the most important steps involved in prepping your hot tub for your winter vacation include:

Drain, Clean, and Refill the Hot Tub With Water

The first step is to refresh the hot tub with new water ahead of the winter season. The best time to do so is before the winter weather begins moving in. The process of draining and refilling your hot tub is simple, too. Regardless, if you don’t have the time or energy to do it yourself, one of our trained technicians would be glad to come out and do it for you. Failure to do so could lead to a multitude of plumbing problems down the line that could jeopardize the functionality of your hot tub.

Make Sure You’re Stocked With the Necessary Hot Tub Supplies

After you make sure that the water in the hot tub has been refreshed, the next step is to ensure that you won’t run out of essential hot tub supplies in the midst of a winter storm. Some of the most important hot tub supplies you should consider stocking up on include pH increaser, pH decreaser, water clarifier, and sanitizers like chlorine. Since the winter weather in the Rockies is so unpredictable, you don’t want to wait until the last minute to have these items on hand. That could leave you unable to obtain them when you return to use your hot tub during the winter months.

Clean the Filters of the Hot Tub

Cleaning the filters of your hot tub prior to the arrival of winter is essential to being able to enjoy it during the cold weather months. During the course of the summer, there’s no telling how much debris they’ve collected. Cleaning the filters of your hot tub is likely easier than you think, too.

All you need to do is remove all of the filters, then submerge them in a reliable cleaning solution. One of the most crucial aspects of cleaning your hot tub filters is making sure that they remain dry during the duration of the time that they’re removed. Taking that into consideration, make sure you have a safe place to store the hot tub filters until the spring after you clean them.

Check the Condition Of Your Cover and Place it on the Hot Tub 

After you’ve drained the hot tub and cleaned its shell, along with the filters, all that’s left for you to do is place your hot tub cover onto it. Beforehand, you’ll want to make sure that it’s clean and still in good enough shape to protect your hot tub from the elements. Then, you should place it onto the hot tub securely prior to locking it up. Doing so will ensure that it remains safe during the winter, so you can enjoy it whenever you come back. 

Schedule Regular Hot Tub Service for Winter Vacation With Maximum Comfort Pool and Spa 

Once the kids start heading back to school and the weather begins to cool down, you know that the time to start preparing your hot tub for winter vacation is near. If you still don’t have arrangements for receiving regular hot tub service while you’re away, get on our schedule today! One of our highly trained technicians would be glad to help provide you with the hot tub service necessary for keeping your hot tub safe and secure until you’re ready to use it during your winter vacation.