When it’s winter in Colorado, you can always expect several weeks of freezing or even sub zero temperatures. This can be a challenge if you have a hot tub outside. While our hot tubs at Wind River Spas are built to be able to handle the brutal temperatures of Colorado mountain winters, there are several additional steps you can take to prevent freezes.

During the winter, a soak in warm water can be especially soothing when temperatures get bitterly cold. Many people want to make sure that their hot tub is ready to go as soon as they get the urge to use it. When you’re in between soaks, you will want to make sure to follow these steps to ensure your hot tub’s safety during the cold weather. 


Make Sure Your Cover Is Securely Fastened

Our covers are designed to handle the cold and the snow. They have a laminated foam core which insulates the hot tub and can handle a heavy load of snow. Before the temperatures drop, make sure your cover is securely fastened to help insulate your hot tub. 


Maintain the Temperature of Your Hot Tub

It is a good idea to maintain the temperature of the water in your hot tub between 97 and 104 degrees F. Because of our multiple layers of insulation, maintaining the temperature of your tub won’t take an excessive amount of energy. Keeping it at a stable temperature will mean your tub is ready any time you want to use it, even on cold and snowy days. 

Maintaining power to the hot tub won’t always be in your control. If a storm knocks out your power, there is no need to worry! Our tubs are designed to hold up even when the power goes out. The heat from the tub will protect the pipes inside the tub from freezing during a power outage. Our tubs are designed to hold heat in the shell of the tub for a week or more even when not connected to power.  


Maintain Water Levels

Regardless of the season, you should always ensure that your tub is completely filled with water. However, this is especially true during the winter. Make sure to top off your hot tub with hose water any time it looks low. This can help prevent components from freezing when the temperature drops. 


Guarding Your Tub With Halo Guard Freeze Protection

At Wind River Spas, our tubs come with a space heater that can help in cold weather. The Halo Guard Freeze Protection is installed underneath the spa. This device serves as an added layer of protection that will keep your hot tub safe if there is a failure of one of the components in the hot tub. If your heater fails during a cold spell, the Halo-Guard Freeze Protection space heater can be used as a backup heat source to keep all of the components inside the hot tub safe from freezes. We are the only hot tub manufacturer to offer built-in space heating that will save you the trouble of having to purchase your own space heater in case of a part failure. 

Winter can be one of the best times to enjoy your hot tub. And with our unique features that are designed specifically for harsh winter weather, you can have the peace of mind of knowing that your tub and all of its components will be safe from freezes. If you are interested in learning more about our hot tubs at Wind River Spas, contact us today by filling out our online form or by calling (303) 789-2656.