Prepare your spa intelligently for the autumn-winter season  

Published on 13 September 2023

Category : Maintenance

As the leaves begin to fall and temperatures cool, it's time to think about preparing your spa for the autumn-winter season...

As the leaves begin to fall and temperatures cool, it's time to think about preparing your spa for the autumn-winter season. We're here to guide you through the essential steps that will keep your spa in tip-top condition throughout these colder months.  

  1. Meticulous cleaning :  
    Before you start the seasonal shutdown process, it's essential to give your spa a deep clean. Remove leaves, twigs and other floating debris from the water. Thoroughly clean the spa walls and filters to remove any residue that could compromise water quality.  

  1. Chemical balance :  
    Check and adjust the water's pH, alkalinity and chlorine levels. Correct chemical balance ensures that the water remains clear and bacteria-free, which is particularly important when your spa will be used less during the autumn and winter months.  
  2. Controlled draining :  
    Draining the water completely may be premature at this time of year. We recommend partial draining, leaving approximately two-thirds of the spa's capacity. This will prevent frost damage while gradually preparing the spa for winter.  
  3. Prepare pipes and internal components:  
    Be sure to thoroughly drain pipes, jets and internal spa components to prevent residual water from freezing and damaging pipes. Use compressed air to purge residual water and prevent cracks caused by freezing.  
  4. Removing accessories :  
    Remove removable accessories such as cushions, filters and skimmers. Store them in a dry, weatherproof place to avoid any potential damage caused by winter conditions.  
  5. Protection with a suitable cover :  
    Install a sturdy protective cover specially designed for autumn and winter. This cover will prevent snow, leaves and other debris from accumulating in the spa, preserving its structural integrity and aesthetics.  
  6. Periodic checks :  
    Even during the autumn-winter rest period, it is important to check the condition of your spa regularly. Clear the cover of excess snow and leaves to avoid potential damage. Periodic attention will go a long way to preserving your spa.  
  7. Preparing for spring :  

When the days start to get longer and the weather warms up, it's time to think about reopening your spa. Remove the protective cover, reinstall the accessories, clean the filters and top up the water level. Perform the necessary chemical tests to rebalance the levels and enjoy your spa again in all its glory.  

By following these steps carefully, you can ensure that your spa will survive the rigours of autumn and winter, ready to offer you precious moments of relaxation when the warmer weather returns. 

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