While hot tubbing is nice year round, there’s nothing quite like the feel of the warm water flowing over your body as the chill of winter is in the air, or even during a light snowfall. Pair this with our Grillhouse™ and you have a full day of relaxing fun with friends and family. It’s the perfect combination to visit and entertain!
But before you take that first winter step into your hot tub, there are a few things to keep in mind to make the most out of your winter experience. With temperatures dropping well below freezing, it can be a challenge to maintain a heated hot tub. Thankfully our Hot Tubs are engineered for the Colorado High Country, but there are still some things you can do to evenProper use of your heat controls and a high quality cover are essential. Our Mylovac™ hot tub cover is specially insulated to help keep the heat in with a combination of dense foam and a metal frame unlike any other in the industry. This combination helps to lower the cost of running a hot tub.
Our hot tubs are also built with the FreeHeatⓇ Insulation System, a specially designed insulation system that uses a self-supporting foam shell to stop heat from escaping. Unlike other hot tubs, our shell uses the ambient heat from the pump to help keep the water at the desired temperature and eliminate many heat cycles, saving you money. Each hot tub cabinet also has an anti-freeze protection system that reverses this process should you lose power, keeping your hot tub safe from frozen pipes for about 5 days.
Here are a few more tips to make the most out of your winter experience:
- Keep your hot tub covered while not in use so the temperature is always ready when you are.
- Always make sure to maintain the proper chemical balance within the water, even when going out into the chilly weather is the last thing you’d want to do.
- You might be tempted to crank up the heat due to the cold weather, but it is important to never heat the water over 104° Fahrenheit.
- Make sure to clear snow from the top and sides of the hot tub regularly to prolong the life of the cover and keep the temperature up. Doing this regularly will also increase the chances of you using your hot tub!
- Keep jet and blower usage to a minimum while enjoying your hot tub in the winter. While they add to the relaxing nature of a hot tub, this can quickly reduce the temperature of the water.
- Make sure to stay warm in between getting out of the water and into the house. Have a nice, fluffy robe and rubber-bottom slippers standing by for you and your guests. If you really want to make sure to stay warm, throw it in the dryer before heading out or pick up an outdoor towel warmer!
While safety should be an all year priority, it is especially important during the winter months when the temperatures between outside and inside are drastically different. It’s recommended to keep soaking time to no more than 15-20 minutes and keep the temperature of the hot tub a bit lower, around 100° Fahrenheit.