Prepare, Winterize and Close Your Hot TubIf you take a little more time preparing your hot tub for winter, you can open it in very short order in the Spring.
- 24 hours before emptying the hot tub, add a degreaser to remove oils from skin and bath products. These can build up in the pipes and jets.
- Sink an underwater pump into the tub and remove stale spa water
Clean Vents and Filters
- Remove the cartridge filter from the skimmer. Be sure to clean all around the skimmer.
- Soak the filter in water mixed with a filter cleaner to dissolve oils and built-up sediment. Rinse well and set aside. Check with All Brevard Hot Tubs for the recommended cleaner.
- Vacuum any remaining water with the shop vac.
- Replace the cartridge filter into the skimmer.
Wipe Down and Polish all Surfaces of the Spa Hot Tub
- With a non-abrasive polish, clean all surfaces of the hot tub.
- Clean and polish any controls and handles.
- If you are closing your hot tub for winter, go to the next step or skip it to if you will continue to use your hot tub in winter.
Close the Hot Tub and Cover for Winter
- Pull all plugs and open all of the drains to make sure your hot tub is empty & dry. Any water remaining may cause pipes to crack if the water freezes.
- Open a pipe union near the whirlpool pump to vent out air.
- Unplug and turn off all power to the hot tub.
- Put on the hot tub cover.
- Cover with a protective tarp. Be sure to tie id down with rope, cords or velcro strips.