The Necessary Steps to Store a Hot Tub for Summer

The Necessary Steps to Store a Hot Tub for Summer

July 6, 2022

When it is time to close up your hot tub for a while, you want to make sure to follow recommended procedures. This will ensure that when the hot tub is opened up again, there are no damages or contamination to deal with. This quick guide will help you better understand good hot tub closing practices. 

Why Should I Close My Hot Tub?

Not all hot tubs will need closing. However, in certain climates, it may be necessary to close the tub for an entire season. You may be wondering, "How do I store my hot tub for the summer?"

If your hot tub is simply not going to be used for a while, say in a guest house or vacation house, closing up the tub should be an important step in your house closing duties. Let’s answer the question, "How to prepare your hot tub for summer?"

Power Off

The first step will be to power off the tub. You may need to unplug the tub to be sure that all power is sufficiently turned off. If you fail to turn off the power to the water heater you could cause damage to the tub and its elements.


Next, you will want to completely drain the hot tub. If the tub has air blowers, you will want to check to make sure they are empty. Some hot tub owners go a step further and add a propylene glycol-based antifreeze. Taking this additional step can help you to avoid any freezing-thawing damage. This could affect the lining structure of the tub.

Clean Filters

You are now ready to clean the filters in the hot tube. You should clean both the filter and basket. You can do this by placing them in a cleaning solution. Once cleaned, you should store them in a dry place. Leave them untouched while drying.

Blow Out

Once the tub is empty and clean, you should blow out any water remaining in the jets. If your tub has drain plugs, you should blow them out as well. A shop vac can be very helpful for this step.

Clean the Body and Cover

You will want to clean the body of the hot tub as well. This is an easy step that can be quickly done with a wet washcloth.

When the body is cleaned to your satisfaction, you are ready to place the hot tub cover in place. You need to make sure the cover is firmly secured. This cover will protect the tub from debris and animals.

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