Using your hot tub in light rain or snow can be a very pleasant and enjoyable experience. However, if your hot tub is outdoors, over time it will be exposed to more extreme weather that can cause wear and tear. If you want to protect your investment and maximize its lifespan, here are some tips for how to protect your hot tub from severe weather:
Use a Durable Spa Cover
A high-quality, durable cover for your hot tub is essential for protecting your hot tub from severe weather, cold, and sunlight all year long. Most quality spas, including Hot Spring® Spas, will come with a durable cover to use whenever you’re not soaking in your hot tub. Your spa cover is the first layer of defense you have against sunlight, rain, snow, sleet, hail, and other potentially damaging weather conditions. A spa cover also provides insulation to keep the heat trapped in your hot tub, making it more efficient.
Use a Cover Lifter to Make Covering Your Spa Easier
A cover lifter will give you the ability to easily cover and uncover your spa without effort. That way, you won’t have to worry about your kids being too lazy to cover your spa when they’re done with it. Let’s not forget the added longevity you will get out of your cover because it’s not getting wear and tear from being put on ground or enduring unnecessary roughness trying to put it back on spa. Spa cover lifters make covering your spa much more convenient, which usually means your hot tub will stay covered more often.
Try an Umbrella for Extra Protection
A weighted umbrella made for your spa will provide protection from the sun and precipitation while you’re using the hot tub. But even when you’re not using the spa, an umbrella offers additional protection against severe weather that can add years to the life of your hot tub. You will want to take your umbrella down in extremely windy conditions, but using an umbrella to protect your spa from sun exposure and light precipitation is a good way to add a little extra weather protection.
Buying a hot tub for your home is one of the greatest investments you can make in your health and well-being. If you want to know how to protect your spa from severe weather, make sure you equip your hot tub with a quality cover, cover lifter, and an umbrella and get the most out of your purchase.