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The Home Wizard app calculates your ideal home care program to avoid problems with your Hot Tub Spa, but sometimes trouble can still occur. Here are answers to questions about hot tub spa winterizing.


When wint+I13erizing your hot tub, should you put anti-freeze in it?


Dear Kristen:

There are two schools of thought on whether you should put anti-freeze in your hot tub plumbing when winterizing it.

In some situations, it is best to remove all of the water by blowing it out with a compressor (or depending on your model, it may require that all of the water be removed by using a canister-style "shop vacuum").

However for some models, it is recommended that you put in anti-freeze (ABSOLUTELY NOT automotive anti-freeze which is poisonous, but rather, RV anti-freeze that can be used in hot tub spas). One of the problems with putting in anti-freeze is that it has to be removed properly in the spring.

Here are a couple of links to some webpages about winterizing hot tub spas.

And of course, it would also be good to check with the manufacturer of your particular spa.

Hope this is helpful.