Preparing Your Hot Tub for the Fall Season

As the temperature and leaves begin to fall, a warm, bubbling spa is the best way to relax after a long day. Hot tubs in Raleigh can be used year-round as long as they are taken care of correctly. So grab a hot apple cider and get ready to enjoy your Rising Sun Pools hot tub this fall!


Before the weather turns too cold, make sure you do a complete water change, as it can be much more difficult, and unpleasant, to complete this task once temperatures start to fall. In addition to changing the water, take the time to clean your hot tub in Raleigh before refilling. To ensure your water stays clean and usable during the winter months, partial water changes are helpful. 

Hot tubs in Raleigh need proactive maintenance to run smoothly. Water temperature is the most important aspect of maintenance and Rising Sun Pools suggests maintaining the temperature at 97 to 104 degrees Fahrenheit. Maintaining temperatures will keep your hot tub ready to use as the colder weather approaches. The high temperatures also prevent the pipes from freezing in the winter. 

Make sure to turn on your hot tub’s freeze protection! If your hot tub does not have freeze protection, then another option is to set your timer switch to turn on for about 20 minutes each hour to keep water circulating through the pipes. Hot tubs in Raleigh should not have low amounts of water in them as it can cause the pump and heater to freeze. Make sure to check the water level at least once a week to prevent permanent damage

Insulated Cover

A high quality insulated cover is key for protecting your Rising Sun Pools hot tub. It protects the hot tub elements and maintains the water temperature since water loses most of its heat at the surface. An insulated cover protects hot tubs from the snow and ice. However, if more than 6 inches of snow accumulates on the insulated cover, then it is best to wipe it off. Make sure to be gentle so the cover does not rip! On top of a high-quality cover, a floating thermal blanket is an energy-efficient form of an extra layer of protection from the cold. Though it is not necessary, it is helpful, especially in colder climates.

Rising Sun Pools

Rising Sun Pools offers a wide selection of tubs to help you create your own personal oasis. Whether you’re looking for a small tub for personal use, specific jet configurations for therapeutic purposes, or a hot tub that is big enough for the entire family, we’re sure to have a model to fit your needs! Contact a Rising Sun Pools expert today!