Winter Tips For Your Hot Tub
What To Do If Your Hot Tub Stops Working or If You Lose Power
*A hot tub can be left without power up to 3 days without risk of freezing, IF you follow these tips:
1. Keep hot tub cover closed and locked in place.
2. Leave tub filled and running (do NOT drain or disconnect power).
3. Ensure the winter blanket is installed in equipment compartment, this will keep your equipment compartment warm, prevent freezing, and adds an extra layer of insulation.
4. If you have power but the hot tub stops working: Place an electric space heater in the equipment compartment and be sure the heater is not in direct contact with any plumbing or equipment.
5. CONTACT OUR SERVICE DEPARTMENT IMMEDIATELY: 802-417-3097
Surviving Power Outages – DO NOT DRAIN YOUR TUB!
Hot Springs Hot Tubs are not only fully foamed, but also totally insulated. Should you lose power, simply leave your hot tub covered until power resumes.
We recommend maintaining the temperature at a minimum of 100 degrees during the winter months. Should a power outage occur, temperature loss is minimal and will reheat when power resumes.
All hot tubs dating back to 1997 will automatically reset the temperature to 100-102 degrees. There is no need to reprogram.
Draining a hot tub during a power outage WILL result in freeze damage. The only way to remove all the residual water from the equipment and internal lines is with a shop vac or blower (which requires electricity). Our experience is the entire hot tub body of water will maintain the heat more effectively than small amounts of water in the plumbing (freezes quicker!)
Only drain and refill your hot tub if the temperature is staying above 32 degrees for 24 hrs.
Also, NEVER refill your hot tub with hot water, always use cold or tempered water.
Winter Hot Tubbing Extras
Cover Hinge Seal:
Losing heat through the cover’s hinge? Pick up a hinge seal and install it in the seam of your cover (the most vulnerable part of your cover)
Come pick up some Mouse Busters! Just sprinkle some in your equipment compartment and the smell deters unwanted critters.