How to Prep Your Hot Tub for Winter

A Jacuzzi® Hot Tub is the perfect addition to any Ontario home. They are not only an investment into your property but also to your overall health. There are many added health benefits to spending regular time in your hot tub. It is crucial to properly maintain your Jacuzzi® hot tub as it ensures longevity and the best performance possible. There are several things that you can do to prepare your hot tub for the long, harsh winter months.


Before the winter season begins, stop by your closest Jacuzzi® Ontario showroom to stock-up on all of your hot tub care products for the winter. Buying everything you will need in bulk for the following months can help to prevent running out and having to travel in uncertain weather conditions. It will also ensure that your hot tub is always running in the best condition possible.

If your hot tub requires any new accessories such as a spa stereo system or cover, now is a great time to complete those tasks. Not only will you have fewer things to worry about during the busy winter months, but your hot tub will also be up-to-date and protected with the latest in hot tub technology. This is also a great time to schedule any required hot tub servicing and repairs before the difficulty of snow and ice arises.

Our talented team of hot tub specialists would be happy to help you schedule an appointment and complete any servicing or repairs.


Once the snow has fallen and the temperature has dropped, draining and cleaning your hot tub can become more difficult. Follow these simple steps to properly drain and clean your Jacuzzi® Hot Tub.

1.       Power Down and Drain

Begin the process by shutting off the heater and turning off your Jacuzzi® Hot Tub. Once it has properly been shut down, you can begin to drain the spa. If your hot tub has air blowers, you should empty those as well. Ensure that all spa water is drained before moving on to the next step.

2.       Clean Filters and Loosen Fittings

Once your hot tub is empty, you can begin to remove and clean the filters. Take out your hot tub filters and place them inside of a cleaning solution. While those are soaking, you can clean the filter basket too. Open any drain plugs located inside of your pump housing and use a shop vacuum to remove any excess spa water effectively.

3.       Blow Jets

Your jet plumbing provides the perfect place for water to get trapped. If water is left in this area during the winter months there is a high risk of the water freezing and damaging your hot tub. You can manually drain this spa water or use your shop vacuum.

4.       Clean the Shell

Now that your hot tub is empty, dry and all of the components are tended to accordingly, it’s time to give the shell a good cleaning. With the use of a spa cleanser, you can leave the interior of your hot tub sparkling and sanitary.

5.       Refill or Cover

If you do not wish to use your Jacuzzi® hot tub during the wintertime you can protect it by securing the cover and locking it down until the springtime. If you wish to operate and use your hot tub during the winter months you can refill and treat the spa water with chemicals accordingly.

There are many benefits of using a hot tub during the winter. If you have any questions regarding draining, cleaning or refilling your Jacuzzi® Hot Tub, contact Jacuzzi® Ontario today and one of our experts would be happy to assist you.

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