Winterizing a wood hot tub is a simple and effective way to maintain its beauty. It's not necessary to remove the wood from the bath, as long as the tub is left in good condition.
To winterize a wood hot tub, first fill the tub with water and then plug the lines. Since the water can freeze solid across the tub, use an air pillow to keep the water from freezing.
To winterize a portable spa, one with an acrylic or fiberglass shell, use the following steps:
1. Drain The Spa
This drill is usually used to get the water out of the spa. You can either use a submersible pump or open the drain spigot with the hose attachment.
It's important to run the hose to an open yard and to move it around often to increase its disbursement. If your sanitizer level is less than 1 ppm, then water on plants or other surface areas should be safe to use.
2. Turn on the Blower
After draining the water, turn on the hot tub's power. However, keep the pumps and heater off. If you're going to use the spa, place the cover over the tub before the blower.
If the air jets are in the seats or the floor, then turn on the blower and wipe the air with a large towel. If the spray still doesn't go away, then wipe it with a clean towel.
3. Blow out the Pipes
This part is very easy, just follow the instructions and remove the skimmer basket, the filter, the pump, and the heater. The air will then be blown through the hose, and all of the jets should be open.
When the water has blown out, try taking the vac out of the spa and blow air through its jets. You can also suck the water out by using suction.
4. Winterize the Spa Equipment
Give the spa a good deep cleaning once a year or if it has been in use for more than a couple of months. Also, remove the union nuts on the heater and pump.
When tightening up, make sure that the union o-ring is not dislodged. Also, make sure to check the system's drain plug to see if it's on the floor or the equipment.
5. Cover the Hot Tub
If your spa cover is in poor shape, consider investing in a cover cap or a tarpaulin to protect it from the elements. If it's in good shape, however, then it's still a good idea to protect it from rain and snow.
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