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Winterizing Your Spa

Winterizing Your Spa

Lachie Crawley |

Here at Arctic, we firmly believe that winter is the best time of year to use a hot tub! Our spas were born in the cold climate of Alberta, Canada, and love nothing more than snow and winter weather.

But we know that some of you prefer to use your Arctic Spa just in the summer months, so during the winter period “Winterize” your spa.

Winterizing is basically shutting the spa down, and draining it completely, to ensure nothing freezes or can cause damage while the spa is dormant over winter. You can arrange for a qualified Arctic engineer to carry this out, or follow these steps below:

  1. Shut the spa off and completely drain it of water. Use a sponge or wet/dry vacuum to get any remaining water from the bottom of the seats and footwell of the spa.
  2. Remove your filter cartridge(s).
  3. Open up your access panels and locate the pump(s). Loosen the large white collar (union) attaching the hose to the pump. This will allow any remaining water in the pumps wet end to drain out, and prevent damage from freezing. 

By following these 3 simple steps, you can ensure your spa is prepared and winterized for the cold snap. And once spring arrives, simply tighten the union(s) back on to your pump wet end(s), install your filter, and fill your spa up, ready for use.

Alternatively, just as customers have Arctic engineers winterize their spa, you can arrange to have your spa fully serviced, filled and cabinet stained, ready for use throughout the summer months.

If you have any questions about getting ready for winter, get in touch! We’re available Monday-Saturday 9am-6pm for customer service or sales enquiries. Get in touch on 0330 0582 900 or simply click here to visit our website