Hot Tub Care During a Polar Vortex
As I write this, our current “feels like” temp is -23; with these fridge temperatures you need to keep a very close eye on your hot tub. Because of the sub zero temperatures we’ve had for the past few weeks, it is more important than ever to ensure your spa is running properly. In the extreme cold like what we are currently experiencing, as a good rule of thumb, you should be checking on you hot tub at least twice a day. Make a habit of checking on it in the morning when you are leaving for work, and again when you return home from the day. Should something go wrong, the water can freeze very quickly in these conditions, causing extensive damage. If you find that your hot tub is not functioning properly, call a service professional right away. If for some reason you cannot have your hot tub serviced right away, you will want to drain and winterize it until it can be serviced.
If the Power Goes OUT:
If you have a very short term loss of power, keep the cover closed tight to keep the heat in. If you have a generator it would be a good idea to hook that up to keep your hot tub from freezing. If you do not have a generator and/or you expect the power to be out for a prolonged time, anything more than a couple hours, we would recommend draining and winterizing your hot tub until power is restored.