Winter and your Spa

There's nothing more invigorating and relaxing than to sit in your spa when the snow is falling and the air is still and quiet, but winter can be challenging and we spend a bit of time removing snow and ice and making a path to your spa so you don't have to. Snow on the cover can cause the spa to be unusable due to weight and can also cause a cover to collapse into the water.  Water changes and topping off are a constant problem if you turn the water off to the outside spigots.  Provisions have to be made for us to access water inside the house for these services.

These photos were taken on route near Vail, Colorado.

 One of the worst things that can happen is an equipment failure when the temperature drops below freezing.  We carry equipment that will keep your spa from freezing till we can make the necessary repairs.

If you don't use your spa in the winter

Leave the water in your spa during winter, even if you're not going to be using it. "You'll never get all the water out of the lines and it could freeze and burst the pipes," says Christiansen. Also seals can dry out and cause leakage later. The best way to maintain an unused hot tub is to leave it running and circulating at low heat of about 80 degrees. Clean hot tub filters every two weeks during use and about once a month if not used.  Keep a small amount of chlorine in your sanitizer floater to keep the water clear and free from algae and bacteria.