How To Winterize Your Hot Tub

Planning to shut down your hot tub for the winter?

Preparing your hot tub for the winter season is a very important process. If you fail to take the necessary steps toward a cleaner and more effective way to winterize your hot tub, you might actually risk the health of your precious spa and uncover massive critical damage when you are ready to use it in the spring.

Read on to find out more how you can winterize your hot tub in the best possible ways, taking all the necessary steps to maintain its safety and performance.

Why Close Down Your Hot Tub?

Of course, hot tubs can be used throughout the year. Many modern hot tub brands, Sundance® Spas, and Dream Maker Spas all included, offer user-friendly control panels that enable you to adjust the temperature of the hot tub.

That way, you can adjust it to be a little cooler in the summertime, and warmer in the wintertime.

Even though hot tubs can be used throughout the year, especially the winter, there are a few reasons why one may want to close it down, including:

  • Traveling
  • Too busy with family, work, holidays, and/or travel
  • Costs
  • Closing the cottage for the winter

Regardless of the reasoning, if your hot tub needs to be shut down for a few months, it’s important that you do so correctly.

Draining And Cleaning

Draining and cleaning your hot tub should always be your first step when it comes to winterizing your spa. The last thing you want is debris, dirt and other contaminants to rest in your pool unsupervised for an entire season! Debris might cause damage, such as cracks, scratches and discoloration, which might further intensify with the impact of the cold weather.

It’s important to drain the hot tub completely, as water left in the tank or pipes can freeze and damage various components. This damage can lead to costly and redundant repairs in the springtime, especially since they could be avoided.


Antifreeze will further protect your hot tub from the impact of extreme weather conditions, particularly if you are expecting a really cold New York winter. Simply ask one of the experts at AJ Spa & Hot Tubs for the best hot tub anti-freeze products for sale at our Patchogue hot tub dealership.

Replacing Components

When you are winterizing your hot tub, you might need to remove certain components for safekeeping and proper storage. This could be an amazing opportunity to check the quality and condition of the parts and components.

If you notice any damage or issues with any of the components, this is a great time to replace them with something better. There are many reasons why you might want to consider replacing some of your components. Maybe they are broken and not working correctly anymore, or they might show signs of aging, like rust.

Rusty components could also be a sign that you are using water with an incorrect pH balance, so make sure to “see the signs” and take the necessary steps towards testing, and eventually, fixing the issue if needed!

Use It During The Winter

Of course, hot tubs don’t necessarily need to be tucked away during winter.

On the contrary, you can still enjoy them during the cold season! There is quite nothing like sinking in a comfortable hot tub to relax and escape the dreadful weather!

Find out more and feel free to get in touch with AJ Spa & Hot Tubs. We have a large selection of high-quality hot tubs for sale in Patchogue, New York.

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