A question we often hear from prospective Beachcomber Hot Tub buyers is whether you can still go on vacation if you own a hot tub? The answer is pretty simple. Yes! Hot tubs won’t prevent you from getting away from home, and just because you own a property that isn’t your full-time residence, doesn’t mean that installing a hot tub is a poor choice if you think it would add to the value of you and your family’s experience there.
Prepping Your Hot Tub Before Going On Vacation
- Hot tubs need to be drained and re-filled 3 to 4 times per year, so before you head out on a long vacation, draining and cleaning might be the best option.
- For shorter stays away from the house, ask a neighbour to come by for quick maintenance 1 or 2 times.
- There are a number of water treatment options available dependent on the duration of your absence from the house that will ensure your hot tub water and equipment stays healthy, and ready for you when you return. Before you go out of town in the summertime, go ahead and add a little extra shock to your hot tub and allow the jets to run for thirty minutes to ensure that the shock has reached all of the water. Once that is complete turn off the jets and cool down the heater to save money on heating costs while away.
- In winter, depending on where you live, turning off your hot tub completely puts the plumbing at risk to freezing. Before you head out of town, add water to your hot tub if necessary. Turn down your thermostat while keeping the water warm enough so it won't freeze.
- Lastly, no matter the time of year, keep your cover secure! We recommend adding hurricane straps to lock it down, ensuring no excess heat escapes and your hot tub remains protected while you’re away.
So even if you're a big traveler, owning and maintaining a hot tub should never keep you from going on new adventures. Just do the proper preparation and you'll have your own private vacation you can escape to every single day ready in your own backyard when you return.