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Should I Use My Hot Tub if It’s Snowing?

Should I use my hot tub if it's snowing?


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One of the major perks of owning a hot tub is that you can use it year-round, unlike a pool that you need to close for the winter. However, we do live in Idaho, and it snows quite a bit here in the winter months. You will likely find yourself asking, “Should I use my hot tub if it’s snowing?” At Mastercraft Pool and Spa, our experts tell us it is acceptable with a few precautions. 

Don’t Use Your Hot Tub During a Snowstorm

While we think you absolutely should use your hot tub if it’s snowing, we don’t advise being out in a severe snowstorm to use it. A light snowfall will not harm you or your hot tub. A heavy snowfall could get you into trouble quickly, and you may not even realize it. Depending on where your hot tub is located, you could get into a situation where it would be difficult to return to your house if your hot tub is far enough away and the snow is sticking fast. You could slip and fall or worse.

Do Check Your Water Chemistry After Using Your Hot Tub if It’s Snowing

Should you decide to use your hot tub if it’s snowing, you will want to check the water chemistry when you are done. The extra snow will add to your water and could create a chemical imbalance. Take a moment and use a test strip to see if you need to add chemicals before re-covering your hot tub. This will mean clean, balanced water in the long run. 

Do Heat Up Your Towels and Bring a Robe or Appropriate Footwear to Get Back Inside if You Use Your Hot Tub When It’s Snowing

While not required for your hot tub to function appropriately, it is wise to have a towel warmer, a warm robe, and slip-resistant shoes to put on when you are ready to get out of your hot tub if it’s snowing. This will ensure you are toasty and warm and don’t fall on your way inside. You could even keep the towel warmer under shelter outside for use all the time if you wanted. Add in a warm drink, and you will have the perfect setup to relax and enjoy the beauty of the snow. 

There is no need to worry about using your hot tub if it’s snowing so long as you are safe about it. If you are looking for more information or guidance, our experts are here to help. If you don’t already have a hot tub to call your own, we can also help you make the perfect selection for your needs. With Christmas Eve delivery available, you can really wow this holiday season with a new hot tub for everyone to use. Reach out today to see how we can help you enjoy your home and backyard more. 


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