A hot tub is a considerable investment for any family, so you want to make sure it is being looked after at all times throughout the year. Both hot and cold weather can reduce your hot tub’s lifespan, and many first time buyers don’t realise that you need to consistently look after your machine otherwise you won’t get the best from it. Therefore, to help you understand what you need to know about protecting your hot tub from the UK’s increasingly inclement weather, please continue reading.
Invest in a good hot tub cover
Hot tubs need to be protected, and investing in a high-quality hot tub cover is one of the best ways to do this. A quality hot tub cover will not only keep your heating costs down, but also provide excellent protection against the elements. Covers are very costly to replace, so taking the time to choose the right one is essential, as you will want one constructed of durable, weather-resistant materials, such as heavy-duty vinyl to prevent damage from the weather.
When choosing your hot tub cover, there are a number of factors to take into consideration, but most importantly, how often you use your hot tub. You need to think practically because if you’re regularly using your hot tub you won’t want to be putting on and taking off a large and heavy cover each time you use it. Alternatively, you can opt for something lighter and more practical for your needs which still offers protection.
Prepare for cold weather
Although snow is not as frequent in the UK as other countries, it is still essential to protect your hot tub from cold and ice, or you will risk irreversible damage. Hot tubs can be easily used throughout the winter, and they aren’t just there to enjoy on a nice warm and bright day, many people find that they enjoy their hot tub as much or more in the winter.
However, if you do not plan on using your self-cleaning hot tub during the colder months, we recommend making sure completely draining the hot tub from any water. After draining all the water, strap your cover into place to make sure snow, leaves, and other debris do not enter the hot tub. Any water left in the hot tub when the temperature drops will result in it freezing, and frozen water in pipes means damage to your tub or the plumbing.
Protecting your hot tub in strong winds
The UK does have quite a few windy storms throughout the year, so it is always important to ensure you are fully prepared beforehand. Unfortunately, if you have a hot tub cover, it can potentially catch a gust of wind and the impact of landing on the ground will cause a lot of damage to your cover. If this happens, your hot tub will also be left completely unprotected to the elements. However, you can prevent this by keeping your cover in place with strong clips or straps. Hot tub covers can be expensive, so you want to keep yours safe and maintain a good level of protection on your outside spa.
Hot tub umbrella
If you are looking for another weather protection method, investing in a hot tub umbrella could be a great option for when you’re using your spa. In the summer, this umbrella will effectively shade you while you’re in your hot tub and protects you from the elements during a soak. The simple addition of a hot tub umbrella means you can stay in the hot tub while staying out of the sun, without having to worry about suncream. It will also protect the shell from the effects of the sun when the hot tub is not occupied.
Would you like to buy a new hot tub?
If you don’t own a hot tub, you may not understand the huge number of benefits of spending time in one. Soaking regularly can improve your health, your sense of well-being and your personal relationships with friends and family. Here at Hydropool Surrey, we have a large range of hot tubs for sale; there is something for everyone to choose from. However, if you are unsure of the type of hot tub to buy, our team would be more than happy to advise you. We can advise you on the best choice for you and your home.