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Using Your Hot Tub In The Winter

Using Your Hot Tub In The Winter
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For those of us who live in the north, the winter season makes up a majority of the year so we need to enjoy it! Wintertime doesn’t always mean staying bundled up in the house, drinking hot cocoa, and watching Netflix. The winter (for us hot tub owners) can mean slipping on our swim suits, grabbing some hot tea, and settling into your Nordic Hot Tub!

Some of the best times to soak are in the winter months under the snowy sky. Here are three tips for your winter hot tub session.

1. Clear Away the Snow & Protect Your Cover

Keep your hot tub cover clear of snow. You don’t have to brush off every flake, but accumulated snow may compact, making it dense and heavy. Our covers are sturdy and built to last, but heavy snow and ice can cause damage to the inserts and strain the hinge. Be careful not to damage the vinyl “skin” of the cover when clearing the snow…gently does it!

2. Drain & Refill Early

Before winter hits, be sure to drain and refill your tub to avoid frozen pipes. Doing so in temperatures below zero could put your tub at risk.

Pro-tip: Turn off your air valves when it’s cold out. While the air valves increase the pressure of the jets, they can pull in colder air from the outside causing the water temperature to lower.

3. Stay Warm & Hydrated

Wear a hat! When it’s cold you want to keep your body temp regulated. Wearing a hat will help regulate your temperature and keep your ears warm, just as if you were working outside in winter. It’s also important to stay hydrated, which is good advice anytime! However, when you soak in a hot tub, you can perspire so it’s best to keep yourself hydrated!

Get the most out of your investment by following these tips, and start using your Nordic Hot Tub in the winter. If you have any additional questions or need guidance choosing the perfect tub for you, find your local dealer today.