Winter Hot Tub Tips
The winter is a magical time to use your hot tub. Feeling the cool air while staying warm and cozy is one of the best ways to get fresh air and relax. Our Arctic Spas® hot tubs are designed to withstand even the coldest of temperatures so you can get full use of your tub year round!
Using your hot tub in the winter is a great way to enjoy the outdoors, exercise, and warm up after a long cold day. Keep reading to find out some winter hot tub tips so you can fully enjoy the winter months.
Should you drain your hot tub in the winter?
Owning a hot tub usually requires some maintenance to ensure the water quality and mechanics are all up to standard. But, with Arctic Spas® hot tubs, the answer is NO! Our hot tubs and all-weather pools are built to function at optimal levels, even in the harshest climates.
Our innovative hot tub monitoring tool, SpaBoy®, helps you maintain ideal spa water conditions. This is done by medical-grade sensors that constantly analyze key water cleanliness parameters and control the output of our integrated salt water system, ensuring that sanitizer levels are kept in the optimal range. This creates an extremely silky high sodium and low saline bath that will leave your skin feeling amazing with no need to rinse off any harsh chemicals after.
Make sure you enforce the shower before you soak rule! This is the best way to preserve your water for longer and ensure you don’t have to drain it during the winter. In addition, showering without using soap before entering your spa or using only the rinse cycle when washing your suit will help reduce any soap residue and will leave your water especially clean all winter.
What are best practices for the winter?
As the hot tub experts, we have some great tips for surviving your winter months and enjoying the luxury of relaxing in a hot tub.
First, we recommend having an entrance plan. If you live up north, you will likely get a fair amount of snow. It is important to make sure you shovel a path to your tub so you can safely and comfortably walk to and from your tub! The last thing you need when going to soak your muscles is to slip and fall getting into your tub! Plan to have some sandals or shoes with grip, and during especially icy times, maybe some salt to clear your path.
Next, we recommend investing in a warm and cozy robe! This will make your walk to the tub more pleasurable. We also suggest bringing a hat to keep your ears warm.
Finally, you need a place to hang your towels and robes. One of our Cedar Wood Robe Trees will do the trick. This robe tree will make sure all your items are dry and ready for you when you’re done!
A cover lifter will make the process of getting in and out of your hot tub even easier. We offer a wide range of cover lifters to suit your tub so that you can have easy access with little maintenance and a comprehensive function. This will ensure no more waiting in the cold to lift your cover and hop in.
If you plan on staying in your tub for more extended periods, make sure you stay hydrated. The warm water causes you to sweat and dehydrate much easier than usual. Purchasing a fun insulated water bottle just for your hot tub is a great way to remember to bring it with you.
This leads us to remind you also to monitor your soak time. It takes longer to feel yourself getting too hot in your tub during the winter months. It is essential to pay attention to the time, so you don’t accidentally stay too long, raising your core body temperature above normal.
And lastly, make sure you have an exit plan. Have your shoes ready, and be prepared to grab your towel or robe. Staying out in the cold while wet can be uncomfortable, so it is essential to streamline the process. Making sure you have a clear path and the ability to quickly close your hot tub quickly (with a cover lifter) will make your time outside as brief as possible.
With all these tips, there is no reason not to use your hot tub in the winter. Your backyard spa will turn into a winter oasis as you and your family survive the cold winter months.