What's the Best Hot Tub

Table of Contents
Why should I buy a Hot Tub?
The Real cost of owning a Hot Tub
Types of Hot Tubs
Hot Tub Electric concerns - 220 vs. 110
Your options: Seats
Your options: Jets
Your options: Filtration and Purification
Your options: Surround
Your options: Cover
Shopping options: Local Dealer
Shopping options: Big Box Retailers
Shopping options: Online
Where to locate your new hot tub
Going to put it on a deck?
Hot tub foundations
What type of buyer are You?
"x" Person Hot Tub
How to shop for a spa
How to insulate a hot tub
How to drain a hot tub
How to clean a hot tub
How to buy a hot tub
How to build a concrete slab
How to treat hot tub rash
How to drain a hot tub with a hose
How to drain a hot tub for winter
How to level a hot tub
How to winterize a hot tub
How much chemical
How to make it work
Pea gravel base
Foam problems?
How to raise PH in your hot tub
How to lower PH in your hot tub
Save on hot tub electric bill
How to fix heavy hot tub cover
How to clean scale off of a hot tub
How high to fill a hot tub
How to fix hot tub HFL errors
How to remove mildew from hot tubs
Best hot tub chemicals?
How to kill staph in a hot tub
Remove jets
How to use the drain plug
Clean hot tub jets
Can I fill my hot tub with soft water?
Clean your filter with Muriatic acid
How to move a hot tub
Clean your filter in the dishwasher?
How to lower alkalinity levels
Reduce hardness of your water
You can repair freeze damage
How to stop hot tub overheating
Balance your chemicals
Support your hot tub on a deck
Can bleach be used in hot tubs?
How to eliminate bacteria
Repair your cracked hot tub
How to prime a hot tub pump
Organic alternatives
Hot tub age restrictions
Mice in your hot tub?
How to make your hot tub smell good
How does a hot tub pump work?
Hot tub health risks?
How to buy a cheap hot tub
Make your own spa defoamer
How to clean spa filter with vinegar
How to sanitize with lithium
Use vitamin C to neutralize chlorine
How to care for an inflatable hot tub
History of hot tub innovations
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How to winterize a hot tub

No winter soaks for you. For some reason, you will not be able to enjoy the wonderful experience of sitting in your hot tub, relaxing in the soothing hot water, enjoying the hydrotherapy of the jets as the snow lightly falls around you. Too bad since winter is one of the favorite times for many to enjoy their hot tub. But if you are sure, here are some tips to winterize your tub.

First, as always, check your manufacturer's instructions and follow their recommendations on how to winterize your tub.

Then you will need to drain your hot tub just as you do for routine maintenance. But for this you need to be sure you get all the water out of the tub including all the pipes. Be sure to check drain plugs, all the fittings in the heater housing, the pumps, etc. Remove the filter and drain the water from that area as well. One way to get the water out is to use a shop vac to blow the water out. Then use the vacuum to suck out any water left in the lines. It won't hurt to do it all again - you really want to be sure the water is out of there! You may want to then add some RV antifreeze to the lines. Using the shop vac, blow that through making sure all the water has come out. RV antifreeze is colored so you will be able to see it as it comes out, ensuring that all the water has come out. Do not use much antifreeze in this step. RV antifreeze should not cause any harm your tub and when you start the tub back up when spring arrives, flush the lines to get any residual out.

Once the water is completely out, your hot tub has been prepped for winter. Secure the cover, adding an additional tarp to protect the tub from the harsh winter weather, if you want. Now grab some hot cocoa, a good book and sit by the fire until spring comes.

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