Should You Deflate And Stow Away Your Portable Hot Tub In Winter?

 

Whenever someone is contemplating getting an inflatable hot tub, they are told that one of its main advantages is that you can drain, deflate,  and store it when it is not in use. Of course, if you’re only going to stop using it for a few days or a week, you may just consider turning it off  to conserve water. But what about winter? Should you be stowing away your hot tub during the colder months? This all begs the question - can inflatable hot tubs be used in winter?

 

The Argument For Using It During The Winter

Unless you live somewhere with exceptionally low temperatures, you may find that using a hot tub when it’s cold outside is very soothing. In fact, most modern inflatable hot tubs can handle heating up the water (and keeping it hot) when the ambient temperature is as low as 40 degrees (Farenheit, that’s 4 degrees centigrade). 


That is not to say that you can’t use an inflatable hot tub when the weather is colder than that. It simply means that you will need to prepare ahead of time to make sure you have the right equipment for the task. A portable propane heater can come in handy to help heat the water faster, and insulating the hot tub prevents heat loss. All in all, it is safe to say that it is possible to use inflatable hot tubs during the winter. So if you are inclined to do so, there is no reason to drain it and store it in your garage until the weather warms up. 


The Argument Against Using Inflatable Hot Tubs In The Winter

Many people can't handle the extreme changes in temperature that they would go through if they stepped out of a hot tub of water and into the cold winter air. Although studies have shown that the shock from extreme temperature changes can be beneficial to your cardiovascular and immune system, most medical professionals do not recommend you try this if you have underlying issues. This means that using a hot tub (inflated or fixed) during the winter months is simply not possible for some people. Of course, if you do not intend to use the hot tub for months on end, storing it away is a much simpler option than trying to clean it after months or neglect or maintaining it when not in use.


Conclusion

The final verdict is that inflatable hot tubs are suitable for use in winter, but not everyone may want to. In the end, it comes down to personal preference, and luckily inflatable hot tubs offer the option to stow them away when you are not using them.  This makes them more versatile than their fixed counterparts, because you can adjust according to your needs and preferences, rather than commit to the costs of running it even if you don't use it. So, whether you decide to drain your hot tub to keep using it as the temperature drops, you have the option to do what's best for you.

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