Winterizing Your Hot Tub This Weekend? Dont Forget the Tarps

Now that the New Years party hats have been packed away until 2015, you may want to think about winterizing your vacation homes hot tub. Otherwise, it may sustain damage before you have a chance to return to your vacation spot in the spring.

If its your first time, wed suggest checking your hot tubs manual before giving it a try. Thats because the winterization process tends to vary based on the hot tubs make and model. However, in most instances, the process starts with draining the water out of the tub. From there, you may need to remove the filters and add motorhome antifreeze to various parts of the hot tub (i.e. diverter valves and jet lines).

Once thats done, many people opt to clean and polish the hot tubs shell. Its not necessary though. They also seal the hot tub shut with the aid of a hot tub cover. Personally, we recommend taking that final step a bit further by covering the hot tub cover with a heavy-duty tarp.

By covering the hot tubs cover with atarp, you are essentially adding an additional layer of protection. For instance, the tarp can prevent the winter elements from damaging the hot tub covers exterior. If the tarp is long enough on all sides, it could also help prevent the hot tubs outer walls from sustaining water and ice damage.

At Canopies and Tarps, we have several products that can help shield your hot tub from the winter weather. Ourround poly tarpsare just one example. Made from 7 ounces of double-stitched polyethylene, they are designed to be UV resistant and waterproof. So you wont have to worry about the hot tub covers foam core soaking up the winter precipitation. We also haveinsulated vinyl tarpsthat would be wonderful for areas where extreme weather is expected.

To learn more about our round poly tarps and other covers ideal for winterizing applications, pleasecontact usat (877) 811-3911. Wed love to assist you in finding the right tarp or canopy for your outdoor hot tub or spa.