How to Protect Your Hot Tub When Severe Weather Approaches

There are multiple times a year when the glories of nature reign in full force. Strong wind, hail and even snow can wreak havoc on your treasured hot tub. Whether you are worried about whipping winds or freezing pipes, here are four ways to protect your hot tub when severe weather approaches.

Severe Weather Protection

Secure Your Spa

Whipping winds can rip your hot tub cover right off your spa if it has not been locked and secured. Riding like a kite on the high winds, your cover can do damage to fences, cars, homes, and itself. Keep that cover tight and in place in severe weather. If you think your hot tub straps will not survive the storm, consider investing in wind or hurricane straps. They will confidently hold your cover safe and in place.

Cover Your Cover

If you are worried about falling debris, limbs or large hail puncturing your cover and damaging your spa’s interior, you can be proactive. Just like boarding windows in a hurricane, you can board up your hot tub. Place a protective covering of plywood or MDF over your cover. Secure it with clamp straps from your local hardware store. This extra layer of protection will keep both your cover and your spa interior guarded against damage from severe weather.

Drain Away

In the case of freezing temperatures or a snowstorm where power outages are expected, it is a fantastic idea to drain your hot tub. A long power outage can cause your hot tub to lose heat – making frozen pipes an explosive hazard you’d rather avoid. A tub refill after the storm is over will cost less than maintenance on busted interior pipes and components that have been covered in ice.

Watch Your Load

Although snow in Texas can be a non-issue, there have been times in history where snow accumulation has mattered. Heavy snow can weigh down and collapse your hot tub cover. If there’s ever an event where weighty snow is an issue, a quick brush off with a broom can get that heavy, wet snow off your hot tub cover.

Preventative protection will help keep your spa safe in severe weather. However, if you find yourself in need of service after a storm, there’s only one place to call. With Bright Ideas for Your Home, Coleman Backyards is an award-winning company in service department “Customer Satisfaction” and 11 time winner of the prestigious Consumers’ Choice Award for Business Excellence. No one will treat your spa better. Our service technicians will get your hot tub back in tip-top shape – no matter what the repair issue is. For service on your spa anytime, for any reason, call 1-800-880-4820. We’ll get you on the schedule to bring you the very best in service and repair.


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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