Fall into Good Hot Tub Maintenance Habits.Oct 05, 2022
As the leaves start to change color and the temperatures begin to dip, it's time to start thinking about winterizing your hot tub. But how late in the fall can you wait to drain and refill your hot tub? Let's take a look.
Draining and refilling your hot tub is essential maintenance that should be done at least once a year, preferably in the fall, before the temperatures start to dip too low. While you can technically wait until it's almost winter to do this maintenance, it's best to do it sooner rather than later.
First, if you live in an area with hard water, draining and refilling your hot tub will help get rid of any mineral buildup that has accumulated over the summer. Second, if you've been using your hot tub regularly, chances are there is some bacteria present in the water. Draining and refilling the tub will get rid of any harmful bacteria that could potentially make you sick. Finally, freshening up the water in your hot tub will also help prolong its lifespan. This is a great time to use a purge.
So when should you drain and refill your hot tub? Ideally, you should do it in early fall, before the temperature starts to dip too low. If you wait until later in the season, you run the risk of damaging your hot tub if the water freezes inside it.
Don't wait until winter to think about maintenance for your hot tub—by then, it might be too late. The best time to drain and refill your hot tub is in early fall, before the temperatures start to dip. This simple maintenance task will help prolong the lifespan of your hot tub and keep it running smoothly all winter long.