Tag Archive: cold weather

  1. Winter Storm Approaching? Prepare Your Hot Tub to Prevent Damage

    Leave a Comment

    Thermospas hot tub service expert Mike Tierney gives some tips on how to prepare your hot tub for a winter storm:

    Do not drain your hot tub.

    Draining your hot tub without properly winterizing it can cause serious damage to the pumps and lines – damage that is not covered by your warranty.

    Keep your spa running at the max temperature.

    If the power goes out, a covered hot tub at 104 degrees can retain its heat for 2-4 days in cold weather. Keeping your hot tub at its maximum temperature will buy you the time you need to have a technician service your spa before it becomes a more serious issue.

    Protect your circuit board 

    If you are experiencing frequent power disruptions, you may want to turn off your circuit breaker temporarily until the power supply becomes more consistent. Significant power surges could damage the circuit board.

    If your hot tub breaks down:

    If your hot tub stops functioning before or during the storm for non-storm related reasons, there are steps that you can take to prevent damage until it can be serviced. You will want create as much heat and water movement as possible to prevent your spa from freezing.

    The worst thing you could do is drain your spa! If you drain your spa without properly winterizing it, there will still be approximately 20 pounds of water left in the plumbing lines of the spa. This water will freeze much faster when the tub is empty, causing serious damage to your hot tub.

    Instead, you can generate heat and water movement with the use of a submersible pump. Since we do not want to drain the spa – do not attach a hose to the pump. Simply place the submersible pump in the foot-well of the spa and let it run consistently, 24/7, until your hot tub can be serviced.

    By putting the pump in the foot-well of the spa, it will simulate a waterfall effect, creating water movement while at the same time generating heat. It is vital that the hot tub remains at a warm temperature, so keep the hot tub covered while the pump is running to retain as much heat as possible.

    Have questions for Mike? Ask us in the comments below.

  2. Super Bowl + Hot Tub = The Best Party on The Block

    Leave a Comment

    Some people are paying big bucks to spend this Super Bowl in style by renting a house with a hot tub. The going rate for these rentals are between $500 and $1.000 a night! Fortunate for some of you, you already own a party hot tub right in the comfort of your own home! Being a Thermospa owner has a lot of perks – and this is one of them. Don’t miss out on the chance to host the ‘hottest’ Super Bowl party in the neighborhood. Winter is also the preferred hot tub season by most Thermospa owners.

    If you live in a cold climate and have an outdoor hot tub, here are some winter party tips for things to go a little smoother on the big day:

    Cold Weather Outdoor Hot Tub Tips:

    Plenty of towels. If you have an outdoor covering or your hot tub is close to your house, you can store your towels in a protected place; or you could do what one winter hot tubber suggested, place your towels in a cooler next to the hot tub to stay dry. If you have a towel rack for your hot tub – great. A towel warmer? Winter hot tub heaven. The Thermospa corner cabinet add-on is a hot tub accessory that doubles as a towel holder and an extra seat.

    Challenge: The Polar Bear Plunge. (This only works if there is snow) Get heated up in your hot tub,  jump into a pile of snow, make some snow angels, and then rush back in to the hot tub to reheat.

    Plastic flip flops. These are good to have around for any outdoor hot tub use, but are especially useful in the winter. In the cold weather, the water around the hot tub will splash outside the tub, and in freezing temperatures that water will freeze to ice very fast. There is a theory called the Mpemba effect that claims that hot water can actually freeze faster than cold water – so watch out!

    SuperBowl Party Ideas:

    Check out our Thermospas Super Bowl Pinterest Board for food and entertainment ideas for your hot tub party.

    hot-tub-cinema

    Trending: Hot Tub Cinema. Perfect if your hot tub is indoors. It’s all the talk in the UK… set up an outdoor or indoor screen and watch the Super Bowl from your hot tub while eating, relaxing, drinking a cold beverage and watching the game.

    Don’t own a Thermospa Hot Tub? There is always next year! Request your free brochure and DVD today.