Are Swim Spas Good For the Winter?

One of the top advantages of owning a swim spa is that it can be used year-round, regardless of where you live. While some swim spas might be better equipped for harsh winters than others, Hydropool spas are Canadian-made and, thus, designed to withstand even the toughest winter days. With incredible energy-efficient features and supreme insulation, these swim spas can be enjoyed to the fullest in winter, too. With that said, there are certain tips you can follow to keep your swim spa in the best working condition, even in wintertime. Here’s what you should know!

1. Regularly Using a Cover

Buying a thick, well-insulated cover can significantly improve how effective your swim spa’s energy-efficient features will perform. For example, not only will a cover contain the heat of your swim spa to keep it warmer for longer, but it will also protect it from the elements. In the wintertime here in Canada, chances are you’ll be dealing with a significant amount of snow, too. Therefore, by putting the cover on regularly, not only are you keeping the cool air and cold snow out, but you are also ensuring that the chemical levels of your swim spa remain balanced. Since outside factors, especially rain and snow, can affect the pH levels of your swim spa, using a cover means you also won’t be dealing with unbalanced swim spa water levels. In addition to the water levels being affected by snow, the running parts of your swim spa could potentially be, too. This is why it’s so important to not only use a high-quality, thick cover for your swim spa whenever it’s not in use, but also to ensure that you’re regularly cleaning any built-up snow off the top of it to prevent it from being weighed down and damaged.

2. Ensuring the Heat is Always Running

It might go without saying that in the winter, it will be necessary for the heat to remain on for the majority of the time. Not only is it required to keep the water and swimmers warm, but to ensure the safety and longevity of your swim spa. For example, if water is left in the spa without being heated for an extended period, it will likely freeze, which can cause cracks in your spa. This is something you can easily prevent by regularly running your heater. Although some might assume this will increase monthly electrical bills, there are a few things to keep in mind. The first is that the money you spend daily on heating your swim spa will save you from potentially needing to spend much more down the line if parts of your swim spa become damaged from the cold. The second thing to consider is that some swim spas, like those by Hydropool, are specifically designed to constantly run at a lower daily cost due to their eco-efficient design features. For example, Hydropool swim spas can run at 100 degrees for only pennies a day because of these features. Therefore, there’s no need to worry about how much your bill may rise because the daily running cost is kept low regardless of the time of year. Furthermore, because a swim spa can be enjoyed year-round, it would only make sense to keep the heater running so everyone can continue enjoying it daily! To learn more about the eco-efficient features of a swim spa, you can reach out to a dealer near you.

3. Proactively Changing Your Swim Spa’s Water 

The water in a swim spa realistically only needs to be changed about every 4 to 6 months if there are no issues with the water. Therefore, one of the top recommendations for enjoying your swim spa in the winter is changing the water before it gets too cold outside. By putting in fresh water before the wintertime, you can go through this process while it’s still warm enough outside that you won’t have to worry about any potential issues. It also allows you to have clean, sparkling water that hopefully lasts you the entire winter season (if cared for properly) without worrying about changing it in cold, snowy conditions.

There are many benefits that come with owning a swim spa, and being able to use it in the wintertime is one of them! By following these tips, you can make the most of your swim spa experience regardless of the time of year or weather conditions. To learn about choosing the perfect swim spa for you and your home, download our free buyer’s guide.


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