We have recently had a ton of snow dumped on this area. And winter is not over yet – there are more snowstorms coming our way! Taking steps ahead of the storms to protect your hot tub cover will help extend the life of the cover.
1) Make sure your cover is locked before a snowstorm. Like rain, snow will also influence the chemistry levels in your spa’s water. Locking your cover creates a better seal that not only prevents any water from leaking in but will also help regulate the temperature inside. This will save you time and money.
2) If there are any ice storms predicted, use a hot tub cover cap. This will keep the ice off of the cover and make ice removal easier. We have most sizes available. See a Rin Robyn associate for details.
3) Brush snow off the cover with a broom, not a shovel. Shovels can tear hot tub covers so be careful when removing snow. Periodically removing snow from the cover during the storm can prevent the cover from bowing under the weight. A bowed cover will not create a tight seal when closed.
4) When the storm is over, shovel a path to and around your hot tub. This will allow our techs to service your tub on its scheduled day.
5) If your power goes out and is predicted to stay out for a period of time please let us know. We can temporarily winterize your tub to prevent damage to your pipes from frozen water. Consider upgrading your tub with the Smart TubTM System by Jacuzzi. The Smart TubTM System sends real-time alerts and diagnostics to us about power outages and potential issues. This is the perfect system for those who vacation away from home during the winter months.
6) Don’t forget to bring a water sample to one of our stores for a water test to get an in-depth analysis and directions to correct your water chemistry.