Ahhh, that new spa cover smell. Whether you’ve just had a new swim spa or hot tub installed or recently replaced a worn out cover, keep it looking and functioning like new for as long as you can using these hot tub cover maintenance tips.
When one of our customers hadn’t used her hot tub for a single steamy soak over the past three winters, she decided to officially put it to bed for the season and called Buds to ask some questions about how to do it safely—and this is what we told her.
Your spa should be drained approximately every 8-12 weeks depending on the size of the spa and the amount of use it gets.
- Start by putting the tub on standby. Remove the filter from the tub. At this point, cleaning the filter with Filter Cleanse is needed.
- Take the tub off standby.
- One week prior to closing, bring a pool water sample to the store so your pool can be properly balanced. It is natural for sitting water to become acidic on its own so balancing the water is very important prior to closing your pool
- 48 hours before closing, clean your sand filter with Filter Cleaner. If you have a cartridge filter, it can be cleaned once the pool has been closed. This will ensure that debris, waste and oil are not able to sit in the filter over the winter