Hot Tub Freeze Safety, Quality Found Here!
The Spa Guy offers advice
on how to protect your spa from cold weather. Note: We don't recommend that you ever stop or down your spa
for any reason. The reason is that stopping the spa causes things like pumps not restarting, heater failure and hose crud build-up after
extended periods of non-use. During the Winter even if you drain the spa you cannot get all of the water out of
pumps, plumbing and manifolds. When the water stays in plastic parts and the freezing process starts the
water expands and breaks the plastic. These kinds of repairs can be costly and sometimes render the spa unrepairable or a total loss.
If you must stop your spa or if it stops and you can not get it to heat we recommend adding
a Small Plastic Space Heater (15-20.00 at Lowes, Home Depot or Walmart) inside the Motor Compartment on Low Speed Heat. After placing the heater under reinstall the access panel to hold the heater
inside. This also works if your tub is already frozen to thaw it out. If the compartment is really tight
you can use a reflective light under the cabinet and reinstall the cabinet side until the concern can be solved. This light can be purchased at places like Lowes,
Home Depot or Walmart. Add a 75-100 Watt bulb and plug it into a 115V wall outlet. With enough insulation in the tub and the side panels back in place this will usually keep the spa safe.
Note:The heater is much more safe than the light because the bulb can burn items under the tub and cause damage. Note:The heaters will quit after a short time if the compartment is really tight and it can't move enough air so check on it after a few hours to be sure it is operating. Note: This advice is not a Guarantee that your spa will not freeze even if you take these actions, especially in extremely low temperatures. Making the tub run will always be the best way to protect your Hot Tub.
DO NOT REMOVE THE WATER FROM YOUR SPA AND BELIEVE IT IS SAFE! A LITTLE WATER WILL FREEZE FASTER THAN ALOT. GO GET A HEATER!!!!!!!!