The first major snow of the season is always a headache for many people here in Central Pennsylvania. But for hot tub owners, it’s perhaps the most wonderful time of the year.
There’s nothing quite like soaking in a steaming hot spa right after a snowstorm – or even while the flakes are falling. For many, this is a welcome ritual year after year. Once those first flakes of the season have begun to fall, many families make a point to hop in the hot tub: after dinner, in the morning, on a cold January afternoon – or simply whenever the time is right.
Nothing beats the feeling of escaping from the chilly winter air to the blissful confines of a piping hot spa.
But if you’re going to use your hot tub in the winter (or any season, for that matter), there are several steps you should take in late fall, before temperatures begin to drop. One of those crucial steps is to make sure your hot tub cover is in optimal condition.
- Your hot tub cover does more than simply keep objects out of the water when you’re not using the tub. It also helps maintain the temperature of the water.
- Maintaining temperature is especially important in the winter as the outside temperatures begin to plummet.
- If your cover is deteriorated, waterlogged, not closing properly or is simply a low-quality aftermarket product, then it is undoubtedly letting cold air in.
- If cold air is getting in, then your hot tub will need to work even harder to keep the water hot.
- This unnecessary strain on the hot tub is costing you money! It’s using up a lot more energy, and you’re probably noticing that on your monthly energy bill.
- Investing in a new, high-quality hot tub cover will actually save you money by making the hot tub more efficient – not just in winter, but year-round.
- An old or poor-quality cover may also leak or collapse under the weight of heavy snow, potentially causing serious damage to your hot tub.
If you have questions about the state of your cover, or how to use your hot tub optimally in the winter, just give us a call. We’re happy to help, so you can enjoy your spa comfortably (and efficiently), no matter what the conditions are this winter.