When someone in the office mentioned that it’s already snowing in some areas up north, it reminded me of a beautiful steaming spa at a ski resort at night, with snow all around. Winter, with its cold temperatures and long nights, is hot tub season. Whether you are already a Sundance® Spas owner or shopping for a spa, you may have questions about spas and winter weather.
Here are some FAQs about getting your spa ready for winter.
What should we do now, before winter sets in?
This is a good time to drain, clean and refill your Sundance®, something you probably won’t want to do in freezing temps.
Minimize shivering – make it easy to get into and out of your spa. Sundance® steps are convenient, and made of durable synthetic material that resists the elements. Some of them have storage, too – a great place to stow a towel or two while you’re soaking.
What can I do to save energy as temperatures get lower?
Two things: Conserve heat, and keep the water clean for efficient operation. The hot tub cover is critical for heat conservation, as well as keeping dirt and debris out of the water. Don’t put off purchasing a new cover if yours is worn and sagging. Our premium SunStrong™ covers, as well as our traditional vinyl covers are insulated to retain heat. If you live in a cold climate, the factory-installed Ecowrap® option provides insulation that can reduce energy usage by up to 25%. Ask your Sundance® Spas dealer about Ecowrap® for your new spa.
How do we control the water temperature so it’s warm when we want to use it and consuming less energy at other times?
You can easily program the i-Touch™ control panel on Sundance® 880™ and 780™ Series spas and hot tubs for energy savings and convenience. Microprocessors continuously check all of the spa’s functions to make sure they are operating efficiently.
On select models, the SunSmart® 2.0 WiFikit lets you stay in tune with your Sundance® spa remotely, from maintenance alerts to programming filtration whenever, wherever…24/6. You can even control jets and temperature so your spa is ready when you are.
To learn more about easy-maintenance Sundance® spas and hot tubs, download our free brochure.