Easy Steps To Prepare Your Jacuzzi For Winter

If you choose not to use your Jacuzzi (ג’קוזי), you can still keep it running during the winter so freezing weather does not damage the equipment and plumbing. If you prefer to completely shut it down, then you should follow these steps when winterizing it.

  • Turn off all electricity by switching off the circuit breaker. If it’s a portable model that is not hard wired, just unplug it. Remove the Jacuzzi (ג’קוזי) cover completely.
  • Locate the Jacuzzi drain and connect the hose. When the drain valve is opened the water should start to flow out if the hose is stretched out and is below the water level in the tub.
  • Some Jacuzzi’s have an air channel under the seats to provide bubbling action. You will need to switch off or disconnect the spa heater and water pump individually and then turn the power to the tub back on.
  • Turn on your Jacuzzi blower and let it blow the water out of the air channel for 30 seconds or so. When finished be sure and turn off the electricity at the circuit breaker again.
  • Remove the cartridge filter and store it in your garage or basement.
  • Look carefully around the pump and heating filter for any fittings that you might be able to take apart. Remove any of these you can find along with any drain plugs and let the water drain out.
  • You need to close the air control inlets usually located on the top edge of your Jacuzzi, and the set the hose on the shop vac so it will blow. Get into your spa and put the hose against the jets, one by one. As you do this water will be forced out of the remaining jets and also out of the fittings you removed around the pump and heater.
  • Reset the hose on the shop vac and suck out all the water in the bottoom well of the tub and that might be on the seats.

Put the hot tub cover back on the Jacuzzi (ג’קוזי). Because most hot tub covers will leak some water back into the tub, it’s good to cover the entire spa with a tarp or specially designed winter cover.

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