Wallingford, CT (PRWEB) April 29, 2010
There's plenty to look forward to with the onset of warmer weather, and for hot tub owners, ThermoSpas, Inc. knows that a good long soak is one of them. But before jumping in, a spa that was winterized during colder weather will need to be re-opened and prepped. Opening a hot tub for the spring can be a painless process, if it was properly winterized.
In order to re-open a winterized spa it should be inspected, cleaned and sanitized. Any water left in the tub during colder months may have caused damage, unless the spa was used throughout the season. Kyle Tournas, spokesperson for Hot Tub Service, recommends allowing a professional to properly open and/or prepare the hot tub for a new season if it was not properly winterized or even if it was used all winter long.
"If a hot tub wasn't properly winterized, residual water left in the pipes or equipment can cause damage," Tournas says. "A professional can come in and pinpoint any problems, and let you know what needs to be done to fix it."
Hot Tub Service, a national hot tub delivery and service company, services all makes and models of hot tubs and offer maintenance packages for closing, opening or simply maintaining spas. Spring opening packages start at $299.
For the do-it-yourself types, these tips from ThermoSpas, Inc. can assist in getting a hot tub ready for the warm weather.
Inspect your spa
- Remove debris in and around the spa, and wipe the shell surface clean with a damp sponge.
- Open all "T" valves on every water pump.
- Tighten all water pump and heater unions.
- Close the drain plug on each water pump.
- Close the hose spigot on the primary water pump.
- Make sure the filter(s) is in place.
Initial Start-Up of Your Spa
- Check the water source for soft water or high mineral content before filling your spa.
- If you home has a water softener, bypass it.
- Fill the spa with a garden, hose, allowing the water to run out of the hose first to flush out bacteria.
- Fill the spa to the recommended level: at least 2" above the filter inlet and approximately 6" below the spa rim.
- Turn on the spa's main circuit breaker (after reading all warnings).
- Turn the water pump(s) on.
- Set the digital thermostat control between 100 degrees F and 104 degrees F (do not exceed 104 degrees F).
- Install and secure the insulated cover.
- Clean and sanitize the water before using your spa.
- Shut off the therapy control valve that controls the jets to the filtration pump. This will save you heating costs, along with helping you to keep the bacteria out of the water when the hot tub is not in use.
For more information please call ThermoSpas at 1-800-876-0158 or visit their website at thermospas.com.
Founded in 1983, ThermoSpas, Inc. is a privately owned manufacturer and retailer of hot tubs, swim spas and outdoor living products. Based in Wallingford, CT, the company is the largest hot tub retailer in the world and sells in 19 other countries throughout Europe and the Middle East. ThermoSpas is the recipient of numerous awards and recognitions including the APSP Inspire Award for spa promotion and innovation, the APSP Eagle Award for commitment to industry advancement, and the Better Business Bureau Consumer Education Award. For more information on ThermoSpas, please visit thermospas.com.
Hot Tub Service
Hot Tub Service is the only National Hot Tub Delivery & Service Company in the country. Specializing in hot tubs, all of technicians are factory trained specialists equipped to service any hot tub make and model. For more information on Hot Tub Service, please visit Hot Tub Service or call 1-888-349-4772.