We all know that using your Essex hot tub in winter is every bit as enjoyable, if not better, on a cold crisp evening, which is why more and more Essex hot tub owners are keeping their hot tub set up all year. To make this easier, Reef Spas have put together a few tips for looking after your Reef Spas hot tub in winter.
POSITIONING AND INSULATION
If you are going to use your Essex hot tub in winter, try to make sure it is positioned on a raised platform to avoid heat loss through the base and preferably in a sheltered or covered area to reduce wind chill, rain and snow. You might want to consider insulating your Essex hot tub too.
KEEP ON TOP OF YOUR HOT TUB CHEMICALS
You might find you are using your hot tub less frequently in winter but it is important that you must keep up your chemical regime to avoid any surprises when you do come to use it.
CHANGE THE FILTERS REGULARLY
Same as any other time of year, regardless of the amount of use, change your filter regularly and make sure it is on for at least 8 hours a day to work properly and keep your water clean.
CLEAN THE OUTSIDE
In cold, dark, and damp wintery conditions grime, dirt and unpleasant weather stains can quickly build up in various nooks and crannies. Give the pump, outside of the liner and top cover of your Essex hot tub a regular wipe down with warm soapy water or detergent.
CHECK YOUR TOP COVER
Your top cover prevents dirt and debris from getting in and it houses the Reef Spas lid, which helps keep warmth in. It is a good idea to regularly check your top cover and lid. If necessary, adjust the tension on the straps and add a bit more air to the lid. It is good practice to remove any build‑up of rain or snow as quickly as you can too.
If you are using your hot tub infrequently and leaving the cover to do its thing, it is a good idea to regularly check your Essex hot tub from top to bottom, check the water level and check your pump to make sure everything is working as it should be.
DON'T LEAVE IT UN‑USED
If you leave your Essex hot tub out in winter without using it, and the temperature drops below 4°C, the water could freeze within the pump and cause serious damage. Your water quality will also deteriorate and you may find a build‑up of unsightly mold.
Should you find your energy consumption rising and you are not making as much use of your Essex hot tub in winter as you would like, we would recommend packing it away.