Preparing Your Hot Tub For Winter

We recommend coming to our stores in Vernon or Kelowna and speaking with our expert water technicians.

We offer free water testing using leading technology to give you an exact step by step guide to clean, healthy water. Our stores are stocked with premium water care products for all water diagnoses.


For those who would like to continue using their hot tub during the winter

  1. Stock up on sanitizer for the winter. Continue to add chemicals like you did in the summer. Bring your water sample in store for a free expert water test.

  2. Keep an eye on your tub water level. Your water can freeze and cause problems with the heater and pumps

  3. Assure the tub maintains its temperature so that the piping doesn’t freeze

  4. Put your cover on and secure it.

Drain & Refill Your Hot Tub Water

We recommend draining and refilling your hot tub 3 or 4 times a year. If you have a higher bather frequency, you may need to add 1 more cleaning. Trying to change the water when it is super cold outside is very difficult, and even more unpleasant. That’s why the fall is a great time to give your hot tub a quick refresh. Cleaning and refilling your hot tub will help to minimize the maintenance needed to keep it running perfectly all winter long so that you don’t have to spend extra time outside on hot tub maintenance. It’s also important to clean and possibly replace your hot tub filters, as the fall foliage can cause added wear. Fresh water and clean filters together ensure that your water runs properly.

Invest In A Good Cover

The majority of temperature loss in a hot tub will occurs at the surface of the water. Before the winter cold hits, make sure to check the condition and insulation of your hot tub cover. If your cover is not ready to handle another cold season, you’ll end up paying for it in added heating bill expenses. Beachcomber heat shield hot tub covers have up to 45% more insulating power than the industry average.

Check In On The Water Levels

Periodically, you should check your water levels in your hot tub over the winter, especially if you haven’t used it in a few weeks. If the water level drops too low your pump and heater could shut down resulting in frozen water and possible damage to your hot tub.

*Information take from Beachcomber Hot Tubs Blog. Please speak to our expert staff in store at Vernon or Kelowna for information on winterizing your hot tub.