Can You Clean Your Hot Tub in Winter?

Hot Tub chemicals on top of hot tub

Those who enjoy indulging in their hot tub over the winter will be pleased to hear that a hot tub can be cleaned in the winter, carefully. You can’t drain and refill the hot tub in freezing temperatures, but you can use hot tub chemicals to treat your hot tub on those colder winter days. Here’s what you need to know about keeping your hot tub as clean as possible in the winter.

Drain and Clean in Fall

Before the freezing weather arrives, clean your hot tub by draining and refilling it one last time. You won’t have the opportunity to do this again until temperatures rise above freezing

Pre-Shower in the Winter

When it comes time to use your hot tub you will need to be extra stringent about limiting the amount of body oil and other debris that gets into the hot tub as you do not have the opportunity to empty it and thoroughly clean it. Everyone who enters the hot tub should pre-shower thoroughly.

After you are done in the hot tub, close its lid securely to prevent outside contaminants from coming in. Also, be sure to apply after-use shock treatments to keep the water as clean as possible.

Man cleaning hot tub filter

Monitor Temperature Diligently

The biggest risk of keeping your hot tub running all winter is that some water will freeze in the components and break them. Therefore, you need to be sure that your hot tub remains above freezing, and ideally at its safe temperature throughout the winter.

You should check the hot tub’s temperature regularly. and if you notice it dropping, check your settings. If it still drops call a service technician immediately. It might only be a fuse but it could be something more serious.

It’s also important to make sure your hot tub’s water level stays consistent. If you notice water levels are low, top them up right away.

Winter Hot Tub Troubleshooting

Not sure if your hot tub model has winter insulation? Need to know how best to treat your hot tub after a winter dip? Reach out to the experts at Leisure Industries to get specific advice about your hot tub set-up.