Every Colorado resident is familiar with best practices for snow removal on their front porch, driveway and even cars. But what about when you’re ready to go for a swim and there’s snow on your swim spa’s cover? Before you turn to your trusty snow shovel, we’ll show you the best way to clear snow off your swim spa.
Assess the Condition of Your Swim Spa Cover
Before winter weather fully sets in, it is the perfect time to check on your swim spa cover. Make sure it’s in great condition and ready for the winter ahead. Swim spa covers aren’t designed to hold all of the extra weight from heavy snowfall. In fact, if you allow too much snow to pile up on it, it can lead to damage to the cover. If your swim spa cover is older or in poor condition, this is the time to replace or even upgrade your current cover.
When to Take Action and Clear Snow Off Your Swim Spa
The beauty of a swim spa is that you can enjoy it all year long. But those Colorado winters all that snowfall can present a bit of a challenge when it comes to accessing your swim spa. When snow and ice pile up, your swim spa cover will become too heavy to lift. If it becomes too difficult to get into your swim spa, you may find yourself using it less and missing out on its benefits.
A few inches of snow doesn’t mean you have to race outside and clear off your swim spa cover. However, it should go without saying that after a large accumulation of snow you need to clear the snow off of your swim spa cover.
What Tools to Use to Clear Snow Off Your Swim Spa Cover
When snow gathers on your swim spa cover, it can be easy to think that your trusty snow shovel is the answer. But not in this situation. The blade of a snow shovel can tear your swim spa cover. This causes damage to your cover and makes it less effective at maintaining the water temperature of your swim spa.
Instead of a shovel, it’s better to use a broom or snow removal brush. The brush can even be the same kind you use for clearing snow off of your car’s windshield. These tools gently and safely remove the snow from your swim spa cover. If you know that there’s the potential for ice along with snow, you can turn to a simple tarp. Clear off any existing snow and then secure a standard tarp over the top of your swim spa cover. This will reduce the possibility of ice freezing your swim spa cover shut.
Prepare Your Swim Spa for Winter
Your swim spa can provide endless enjoyment when properly cared for. Use our tips for the best way to clear snow off your swim spa. If you don’t already have a swim spa, you can add an Endless Pools® swim spa to your backyard for year round fun. All you need to do is call IHT Hot Tubs & Fireplaces at 303-296-7727 or your closest location.
Since 1978, IHT Hot Tubs & Fireplaces has proudly served the Denver, Colorado, area. We offer a wide range of swim spas and accessories to help you find the right option for your home. Once your swim spa is ready for winter, don’t forget to check out our other products. We offer a selection of gas, electric, and wood-burning fireplace options, including Kozy Heat® . Give us a call at 303-296-7727 or ask for your free quote!