Winter is fast approaching, and while you are closing your pool and turning your sprinkler system off, you can continue to enjoy your hot tub. The ability to use your spa year round is just one of the perks that come with owning a hot tub. There is nothing like soaking in your hot tub while the air is cool and steam is rising! Hot tubs are also great for entertaining, they look nice in any backyard, and they are even beneficial for your health.

Maintaining your hot tub in warmer months is relatively simple—all you really need to do is check the filter and make sure the chemicals are balanced. When the colder months come around, maintaining your hot tub becomes a bit more complicated. To help make the task easier for you, the staff at Arctic Home Living has compiled a list of spa winter maintenance tips and tricks!

1. Cover your spa when it’s not in use: This is extremely important for a number of reasons. Firstly, it will prevent your hot tub from sustaining any damage from rain, snow, hail, ice, etc., and allows the filtration system to run more efficiently. Secondly, covering your hot tub when you’re not using it will maximize safety—especially for children. Finally, keeping your spa covered will prevent any unwanted visitors (raccoons, mice, etc.) from damaging it.

2. Store your chemicals and hot tub accessories in a safe place: Your hot tub chemicals, filters, spa parts, etc. should be stored in a safe and dry place—whether it is your garage, a shed, or storage benches. Make sure to keep chemicals out of reach of children.

3. Inspect your spa on a regular basis: Even if you don’t use your hot tub very often in the winter, it’s a good idea to regularly check that it is working properly. By doing this, you will catch any issues before they become serious. Make sure to check your hot tub’s filters and water chemistry. You should also inspect your hot tub cover to make sure there isn’t any rips or tears. If it is damaged, visit Arctic Home Living in Alaska. We carry a wide selection of hot tub covers in a variety of styles, sizes, colours and prices!

4. Check your hot tub’s water level and temperature: If the water level in your spa is too low, the pumps may stop working, causing the water to freeze. It’s also important to ensure that the water temperature setting is correct. If it gets too cold, the water will freeze, which could cause damage to your spa’s filtration system.

For more winter care tips for your hot tub, visit Arctic Home Living, a leading source for hot tubs in Alaska. Our friendly hot tub service and sales staff will be pleased to answer all of your hot tub questions. We can provide helpful advice for any customers looking to buy hot tubs, too. At Arctic Home Living, we have one of the most extensive collections of hot tubs in Wasilla, Anchorage and Fairbanks, including Arctic Spas and Coyote Spas hot tubs. For more information, visit us online at today!

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Jacob Watson has 10 years of experience in writing Articles, Blogs and creative writing for numerous online article-submission directories. Besides this, he is also into Wildlife Photography and music.