Cold Weather and Your Spa

If you live in and around the Triangle of North Carolina, tonight could be a cold one. With forecasted low temperatures overnight at around 14°F and high temperatures tomorrow staying around 25°F, there are many concerns for homeowners, especially homeowners with Spas. The good news is, as long as you keep your spa between 93-103°F, you should be just fine.

But what if the power goes out? Are you at risk for a damaging freeze? If you live in North Carolina, probably not. A hot tub filled with the recommended amount of water takes at least 36 hours to freeze, and we should be back above freezing by Wednesday. That being said, it is always important to prepare your spa for extreme conditions, so consider taking the following steps whenever winter weather is forecasted:

  1. Check the water temperature everyday 
  2. Keep the cover tightly closed when spa is not in use
  3. Keep your hot tub filled to the recommended water level
  4. Consider purchasing or upgrading an insulating cover or floating thermal blanket for your spa
  5. Should the power go out for an extended freezing period, consider draining your hot tub while the water is still warm.

If you have any questions about protecting your pool or spa contact us for more information.