The world is covered in a blanket of white. The air has a distinct chill. When you step outside, you can see your breath--and all you want to do is soak in a nice warm hot tub. Here's what you need to know to keep yourself and your hot tub safe during the coldest months of the year!
It may be cold outside, but it's always warm in your hot tub. However, to keep yourself and your spa ready for those relaxing winter soaks, there are a few things to keep in mind.
Here's how to do winter hot tubbing the right way:
How to Protect Yourself
Remove the cover carefully
It may be warm in your spa, but the top could still be host to a winter wonderland. Make sure to use caution when removing the lid or cover to avoid letting snow fall into the water or freeze your fingers.
Have a towel nearby
A towel or robe will keep the chill at bay as you scurry from hot tub to house. Just make sure to keep it dry while you soak.
Know your limits
Different people can stay in the hot tub for different lengths of time and at varying temperatures. Know your personal limits and don't push it too far (even though that water feels so, so good).
How to Protect your Spa
Check water levels
Proper water levels don't just provide a comfortable soak--they also help protect your hot tub against freezing temperatures.
Keep chemicals balanced
Chemical balance is key when it comes to winter hot tubbing. These chemicals keep the water clean and clear, yes, but they also help the pipes remain functional even in the coldest months of the year.
Double-check the temperature
Don't let your hot tub get too cold. Remember, that warm water is good for the spa itself--not just you!
Keeping yourself and your spa safe during the winter is more than possible--it's actually quite easy. Just keep a few safety tips up your sleeve and you'll be enjoying a nice, warm soak in no time.
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