Going on Winter Vacation? Do these 4 things for Your Hot Tub!

The holiday season is here, and that means it’s finally time for your winter vacation! If you’re planning on a well-deserved retreat, there are a few things you’ll want to do for your hot tub before you leave to keep it running smoothly for when you return. 

Winter Vacation Testing 1, 2, 3

Before you load up the minivan and head on your way, run through your regular winter hot tub maintenance. Check the water balance, filter, and even the cover to make sure it’s all in proper condition while you’re gone. The last thing you want is to open your spa after a long road trip and find cloudy water or an off-the-scale pH level. 

It’s Getting Cold in Here

If you’re going to be away on winter vacation for awhile, it’s wise to turn down the temperature about 15 degrees lower than you normally run it. This saves you energy, but it’s vitally important to keep it on during the colder months in case of an unexpected freeze that could cause damage to your spa’s parts. 

Time for vacation? Cover it up!

Make sure your cover is in good condition and fits your hot tub properly before you jet away on a big trip. This prevents contamination, curious animals, and heat loss, letting you come home to a pristine spa. You can even sneak in a soak before bedtime for a restful sleep after a long get-away. 

House sitter on the loose!

Is your neighbor coming over to water the plants? Consider giving them permission for a swirling soak as a thank you for their time. Just leave them instructions on how to check and care for the water so that your hot tub remains healthy, waiting for your return.

There’s nothing quite like coming home after a few days or even weeks away, and slipping into your hot tub to relax in familiar comfort. If you’re ready to make a hot tub part of your everyday routine for mind-blowing health benefits, contact Texas Hot Tub Company! We’ve got a beautiful selection of Jacuzzis®, and can even schedule you a private showing at our stores. Call us today to get started!


The 2019 Limelight Collection Owner’s Manual will help you understand your spa’s features, and answer questions you might have regarding spa operation, water care, and maintenance. There is also a troubleshooting section included for your convenience.  

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