Winterising your hot tub

For us, there is no better feeling than soaking in the hot tub in the crisp winter air – it’s so refreshing and relaxing at the same time! However, using your hot tub in winter is not for everyone, so we’re here to talk about winterising your hot tub!

Beachcomber Hot Tub Covered in Snow

Why winterise your hot tub?

While hard-shell hot tubs can be used all year-round, some families prefer to keep their hot tub as a summer-only activity. It’s not hard to see why some people choose this – you’re out in the garden more often, the kids are off school, the nights are longer… sounds great right?

If you’re not going to use your hot tub during the colder months, proper winterisation is vital. If you leave the water in over winter (this includes in the pipework), you’re leaving yourself open to a hefty repair bill in the spring. If you don’t get all the water out, you’ll risk damaging the internal plumbing. The frozen water in the pipework could cracks in the plumbing!

Our British Hot Tubs are designed to withstand the variable UK climate and cold winters while keeping running costs as low as possible. And our Beachcomber Hot Tubs are handcrafted in Canada and loved across the world so they can endure the harshest winters. They can all be left running all day, every day – even through winter!

If you do plan on leaving the hot tub empty for an extended period, it is probably best to get it winterised.

Most damage occurs to hot tubs from improper winterisation. While you can have a go at winterising your hot tub yourself, we recommend getting a professional to do it, to avoid an expensive repair. Our trained engineers offer this service at just £249 - click here to book your professional winterisation.

For further guidance on winterising your hot tub, please don’t hesitate to get in touch with our expert Customer Care Team here at Award Leisure!