Owning a Hot Tub in the Dead of Winter

Using your hot tub in the wintertime can be tricky. While it is great fun and provides a welcome respite from the doldrums of winter, you want to be mindful of the cold outside.  It sounds like a great way to warm yourself up during the bitter winter temperatures, however, there are also a few precautions one should adhere to.

Below are a few hot tub winter tips that will help you get through this season safe and relaxed.

Hot Tub Tips for Winter

During the winter months, there’s always a few interesting questions regarding which is the best spa to use, what to do prior to getting into the hot tub and many more. But have no fear, we’re here to help with your hot tubing this winter.

  1. Check your water levels frequently: If water levels get low enough, the pumps and heaters will begin to stop working. It is important that you check the water levels often to avoid the high expenses of trying to remedy a frozen hot tub.
  2. Take Shower & Add Lotion: When you get out of your hot tub, immediately remove your swimsuit and take a warm shower. This will remove any residual spa chemicals. While still damp apply some lotion. Your local pharmacy or beauty supply store has many great products for dry skin in winter.
  3. Wear a hat: Although it may sound silly, this is actually really helpful to those of you who live in an area that gets the worst of the winter. Hats, preferably a baseball cap or a knitted hat, keeps your hair dry and retains all heat from escaping through the top of your head.
  4. Use slippers or sandals: A lot of outdoor hot tubs are normally further than a hop away from the nearest doorway entrance. By simply avoiding the snow, dirt and debris barefoot will keep you both warm and healthy and your hot tub clean. Wearing shoes with a good grip on slippery surfaces is highly recommended.

Hot Tubs from Monroe to Macomb

Are you looking to purchase a hot tub in Michigan? Sunny’s Pools & More locations from Monroe in the south to Macomb in the northern part of Southeast Michigan has them!  We have everything from the top-of-the-line spas to pool accessories and spa covers. Can’t forget to mention our great deals. We discounts that will warm you in the dead of winter! Come check us out at any of our locations. Call or better yet stop by today!

Buy Your Outdoor Hot Tub this Winter, Don’t wait!

*Revision note 2017: Viscount West is now Sunny’s Pools & More*

Many people are mistaken when they think hot tubs get closed in the winter and that winter isn’t the season to buy an outdoor hot tub. There are many benefits that come along with purchasing your hot tub spa during the winter rather than waiting until next spring. All of our locations including Monroe, Flatrock, and downriver cities, deliver  Emerald Spa and Great Lakes Spa brand of hot tubs through any type of weather and winter may be the best time for you.

Last Wednesday our loyal client Cindy from Macomb County, MI was buying pool supplies and said to us;  “I wanted a to buy a hot tub spa for our family for Christmas but my husband said he wanted to wait until the weather gets warmer”. We had to stop Cindy right there and tell her the advantages of purchasing a hot tub now and not to wait for warm weather.

Many people think they should purchase an outdoor spa in early spring and have it installed before summer. Although a hot tub is a great addition to a pool and for summer parties, outdoor hot tubs are perfect for relaxation, rejuvenation, and therapy during the cold months of winter. Not to mention spring is the busiest season for pools and people are more apt to jump in a cool pool than a hot tub in the middle of the day.

Fall and winter is usually an outdoor hot tub retailers slower season. This allows consumers to take advantage of special offers and discounts. Outdoor spas can save on operating costs in winter, provide enjoyment and relaxation, help with therapy and healing from winter outdoor activities. Call Viscount Pools in Macomb or any of our other four Viscount Pool locations including Waterford and Livonia today for current fall and winter hot tub specials. Let us tell you, just like we told Cindy why purchasing an outdoor spa is a great idea now and why not to wait!