Fall is here. Cold weather is coming. Time to shut down your Marquis hot tub for winter, right?
Right — for masochists who want to deprive themselves of the greatest, warmest, most comforting oasis in a season defined by numb fingertips, runny noses and 11 daily minutes of sunlight.
Hot tubs in the winter fend off sickness, soften depression and let you do more than just survive the most bleak and dreary months of the year.
When designing your setup, the best thing you can do is keep the tub close to the door. When your backyard looks the Yukon, the fewer steps you have to take between the house and the spa, the better.
Also make sure you have access to a hose from a spigot that hasn’t been winterized. Put your Marquis Spas Raleigh NC on a strong foundation. The cycles of freezing, thawing and melting turn solid ground into a muddy, slushy hellscape that will swallow your hot tub like quicksand. That’s probably an exaggeration, but a strong, even foundation is especially important in winter.
Now, a little bit about Marquis swim spas and hot tub use in the winter.
First, check to see if your spa has either a freeze protect or auto heat function. Why? Because it’s cheaper and more efficient to maintain a usable temperature than to allow the water to cool before reheating it for use.
If your hot tub doesn’t have freeze protect or auto heat, does it at least have a timer? If not, you’ll have to run your spa at low-speed heat all day, every day. That gets expensive fast. Consider having a timer installed so you can set the spa to run for a few minutes every few hours to maintain the temperature.
Also, take it easy on the blowers and jets, which blast cool air into your water during the winter, making it more difficult and more expensive to keep water warm. Marquis Spas covers will help keep the water warm by trapping in the heat, which will also save on your electric bills.