Some like it hot, but we like it hot, hot! Fall is here and winter is following up closely, so it’s time to move the party from your swimming pool to your spa. A bubbling spa is nice anytime of the year, but there’s just something special about kicking back in your spa during the cold North Georgia winter. So, for this winter, we suggest you crank up the heat in your spa while keeping these tips in mind:

 

Find The Correct Temperature

During the winter season, it’s important that your spa has the correct temperature throughout the day. It’s not cost efficient to heat ice cold water and ensuring that the water has the correct daily temperature will allow you to conserve on energy cost. Check to see if your spa has a Freeze Protect or an Auto Heat system. On most spas, there’s an Auto Heat button you can find on the control box.  This should be turned on as soon as temperatures in North Georgia begin to drop. With the circulating water in your spa, this ensures that the water in the spa and in the jet piping does not freeze. For spas that do not come with a Freeze Protect or Auto Freeze mode, there is usually a timer feature that you can adjust to protect it from freeze damage.

Once the water in your spa is set to the correct temperature this will encourage proper circulation of water in the pipes as well as accommodate your desires to warm up in the cold.  Keep in mind that the colder it is, both inside and outside, the longer it will take for your spa to warm up.

Drain and Clean Your North Georgia Spa

It a hassle to clean your spa during the winter, but it’s something that has to be done. Try cleaning and refilling your spa at least once right before the temperatures hit freezing, and again halfway through the winter. Cleaning your spa right before the winter temperatures arrive is a helpful way to keep the spa clean for a longer amount of time. This also makes the process easier because you won’t have to stand out in the cold and worry about cleaning your spa.

Remember, Your Safety Is A Priority

 

It’s important to keep your safety in mind at all times. When it’s frosty out it can be tempting to raise your spa temperature to higher levels. We do not recommend this! If you’re water temperature is too high this can be very dangerous to you. Best case scenario you become light headed or drowsy. Try to be conservative. Reduce the amount of time you spend in your spa and keep the temperature to around 100 degrees.

Check to ensure that there is no ice formation on the surface you will be walking to and from your hot tub. Wear slippers with good tread which is especially important when you’re about to make a quick dash from the spa to your house. Lastly, be sure to familiarize yourself with some spa safety guidelines to limit the possibility of any accidents and if you’re spa is in need of repair don’t hesitate to contact us. Register here to be notified immediately when we’re in your area!

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