Can I leave my hot tub unused for a few weeks?

Essential maintenance should continue even if your hot tub or spa is not being used. If this is not possible it should be winterised. This is also recommended for any hot tub or spa which is not being used at a location where temperatures below freezing point are likely. To winterise a hot tub or spa first the water is drained away, then the internal plumbing system is drained and then the hot tub or spa is covered.

Guide to winterising your spa:

If the spa will not be used for extended periods in a location where there is likelihood of below freezing temperatures, the spa should be prepared as follows:

  1. Shut off power
  2. Drain spa of all water.
  3. If spa is equipped with a blower, turn on power and run the blower for 10 seconds to clean the air channels of water.
  4. Shut off the power
  5. Remove any remaining water with a sponge or wet dry Vacuum.
  6. Disconnect the inlet and outlet union to the Control Pack, and tilt the Pack, slightly to allow any remaining water to run out. Using a wet dry vacuum or similar product, vacuum any additional water out of the uncoupled lines, pack and pump heads.
  7. Remove the motors, pumps, electronics, and blowers and store them in a warm dry place to prevent moisture damaging the units. (Leave the TOPSIDE control in place and seal wire ends in plastic bag.
  8. Using a wet/dry vacuum, either suck water from each jet, and open line or blow water from each jet.
  9. Ensure Hose Bib (drain) is left open.
  10. Cover all open pipes from motors and control system with screen mesh to prevent debris from entering the system.
  11. Wrap spa/hot tub with hard cover (for added protection; cover spa with tarpaulin or Canadian Spa winter cover)

Note: Damage caused by moisture, condensation, and or an other problems arising from winterizing your spa will not be covered under the warranty

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