As many hot tub owners love to enjoy their tub in the garden, it may be natural to assume that they are best used in the summer. However, with a glass of wine or port and a warm robe nearby, hot tubs in winter are a wonderful indulgence too, adding glamour, luxury, and relaxation to the colder months. Read on to discover some of ways to make the very most of your hot tubs in winter.
Keep up with Maintenance
If we are spending less time in the garden during the colder months, it can be easy to overlook hot tub maintenance. However, it is more important than ever to ensure that the hot tub does not become dirty with disuse or being uncovered. By keeping up with regular cleaning and maintenance, we are also more likely to use the hot tub and ensure it will still be in great working order by the spring and summer. Check the water level regularly and ensure it does not drop too low, as this can prevent the pumps and heater from working correctly. Ensure that you have a suitable, well-fitting cover too.
Frozen pipes may be rare, but they can also be very detrimental to the condition of your hot tub. Keeping the water at a consistently warm temperature can be more cost effective than heating up the cold water on a daily basis. It can also be a good idea to turn off the air jets when the hot tub is not in use, so that added cool air is not being pumped in.
Keeping warm dry towels and robes nearby can make the cool walk to the house much easier after a hot tub session. There are even health benefits associated with steam and hot water in the winter, rumoured to keep sinuses clear and joints warm and supple. Add a magnesium soak or a specially formulated spa fragrance for an added layer of winter luxury.