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Winterizing Your Spa in 10 “Easy” Steps

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One of the benefits of owning your own spa is the convenience of using it any time you like - day or night - all year-round. And as most spa owners would agree, there’s nothing quite as rejuvenating as a dip in the warm, bubbly water when the weather is frosty. Nevertheless, if you plan on shutting yours down for the season, you’ll want to make certain you do it properly to ensure your spa will look and perform next spring.

Living in California, we’re not lucky enough to experience snow drifts and icicles, but for those of you looking for help winterizing your spa, we’ve got you covered. Here is an easy, ten step guide for proper spa winterizing provided by a Dimension One Spas dealer in Denver, Colorado- folks who have certainly seen their share of the white stuff. Follow this guide closely and get peace of mind knowing you’ve taken the right steps to protect your spa from the elements.

Winter Spa Preparation

  • No. 1: Drain all the water from your spa. Removing the water reduces the chance of mold, mildew, or other contaminants growing inside your spa over the winter months.
  • No. 2: OnRemove all pumps, (large jet pump(s) and smaller circulation pump(s) and store them in your house. Taking them inside where the temperature is controlled will eliminate cracking, freezing or other damage.
  • No. 3: Remove the filter cartridge(s), wrap them in a plastic bag and store in the garage.
  • No. 4: Remove the hose/drain cap and turn the valve to the open position. Leave the drain cap in the skimmer basket so you can find it again in the spring.
  • No. 5: Turn as many jets as possible to the open position. Turn the selector knob(s) to the middle position. Using a wet/dry vacuum, blow air through:
    • Every open jet face and drain cover
    • The open jet hoses in the equipment area
  • No. 6: Using the vacuum, draw air through all the same spaces.
  • No. 7: Towel dry any water on the seats and floor of your spa. Also, make certain to thoroughly dry any water on or around the equipment area.
  • No. 8: Put the spa cover in place.
  • No. 9: Using a large plastic tarp, protect your cover by laying it over the top and securing it with rope or bungee cords. (This helps prevent rain or snow water from finding its way back into the spa).
  • No. 10: Relax and enjoy some great football for the next few months!

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