Storing your Lay-Z-Spa In Winter

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When winter comes and the temperature drops outside it is time to start tidying up and storing things inside for the winter.

Storing your Lay-Z-Spa In Winter

When it comes to your Lay-Z-Spa inflatable hot tub it is advised to not use it or keep it outside for temperatures under 4 degrees, so when winter comes it is time to pack it away and store it ready to bring our next year. So when it comes to packing it away what are we trying to ensure doesn’t happened, well we don’t want any pipes in the pump to freeze, we don’t want mould growing on the liner, we don’t want the liner to split or get damaged.

How to Pack your Inflatable Hot Tub Away for Winter

Power Down – First off disconnect the pump, turning if off and unplugging it. Then you want to disconnect the pipes and remove the filter. Now is a good time to wash these down using a tap or hose pipe removing any dirt or grime that has built up. Once you have cleaned them let them dry out, use a cloth to wipe down and let them air. The same goes for the pump too, tip it up to ensure all water is drained out and then insert the stopper plugs. Ensuring this is all dry and clear of water will prevent any water freezing inside and cracking or damaging the pipes and pump.

Drain – Next step is to drain the spa, attach a hose to the draining valve and drain the water into a near by flower bed or nearby drain. If your water has been chemically treated don’t drain the water into your favourite flowerbed just incase any chemicals in the water kill your plants.

Clean – Now is a good time to give the spa a good clean down, as well as ensuring it is dry. Any moisture and dampness and mildew will form and when you bring out your spa the liner will be covered in mould. Using washing detergent or washing up liquid and warm water and give it a good wipe down with a cloth before drying it out with a cloth or use of a hair dryer. One method that some users use to ensure their spa is fully dried before they put it into storage is talcum powder. Sprinkling talcum powder over the liner prevents it sticking together when it’s placed into storage and absorbs any remaining moisture.

Deflate – Once drained it is time to deflate the hot tub, unscrew the white inflation point cap and remove the fitting completely it will then deflate down.

Make sure all fittings and fixtures, including the valves and couplings on your spa have been removed from the liner and store away together somewhere safe, in a plastic box or bag labeled up.

Packing it away – Now it is dry it is time to start folding it up, and putting it back into its box, if you don’t have the box then use a tarpaulin to wrap it in, or some heavy duty bags, this will help protect it from damp and prevent and mould growing on the liner. It will also help protect it from any damage when moving it as it will be heavy once all folded up.

Storing – Ideally your should store the pump inside so that it cannot freeze or be damaged by the frost. The liner can be stored in a shed or garage, it is a good idea to place it on a box or pallet to raise it from the ground, this will stop the cold from coming up through the floor, as well as any rats from getting to it too.

By following these simple steps and taking care to pack it away well your inflatable hot tub will be ready to bring out next year like new, it can simply be connected up, inflated, a quick wipe down and filled up and you are ready to go.

The worst thing you want is to bring it out, the liner has gone mouldy, the pump has frost damage and its not in a good way. If you don’t have anywhere to store you liner then you could leave it inflated and filled with water, with the cover on, and just disconnect the pump and store this inside.

20 Comments

  1. Linda steadman

    My husband didn’t read your information to pack away our lazy spar it’s got mould on it how can I get this of

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    • Kelly Brunner

      I fill up the bottom of the spa with about 10 gallons of water and use a small amount of dawn dish soap and bleach then scrub with a brush. The dawn removes a lot of the stains and the bleach kills the mold. Rinse thoroughly when done. I suppose you might try vinyl cleaner as well, but I haven’t had any really bad staining.

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  2. Lindsey

    Hi i have drained my laz y spa vagus and ready to let air out but there is alot of water in the inside ring witch i have no way of getting out do you have any idea why it is in there or how i can get it out please.
    Thanks

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    • Priscilla Reay-Henderson

      Hiya. I have the same issue. I called bestway and they said that you should be able to tip up the liner and the edge we water will run out of the inflation value hole. I’ve tried doing it but nearly flooded my kitchen so waiting for my husband to get back. Packing these things down is much more hassle than putting them up! I also asked about the water droplets on the inside and he said put it in a warm place to dry for a while. I don’t think he realises how big these liners actually are! Still unsure as to how I’m going to pack it up small enough to to go back in the box.

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        • Kerry

          there is a zip part on the side, undo valve there. Then sit on it to get last minute air out. That’s what we did yesterday lol

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      • Carolyn Young

        I also have the same issue but it has actually moulded on the inside of the lid round the edges and on bits of the main walls and I have no idea how to clean it.

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  3. Tim

    I am also having the issue where there are drops of water in the inside chamber, and I can’t seem to dry it

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  4. Sue Vicenzotti

    How do you deflate the Paris Lay Z Spa? Instructions in pack do not include this information.

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  5. Balázs Sáros

    Hi!

    I have a few question, I hope somebody can help me.

    I’ am before buying a Lay-z spa Monaco. But i would like to use in Winter. I live in Hungary so, the Winter is very cold in my country, ( in a cold Winter night , -10 C) so my first question, is that:

    Can I use it, in Winter, if i listen to the all-time heating. (with electric heater, for example I adjust the temperature to 10 C, and I use it with all-time circulation. (I know it use a lot, of energie, but it is not importent for me)

    So my question is Will I have any, problem with that?

    Is it a bad idea, or somebody, use it with the same technology?

    I hope somebody, can answer my question.

    Big thanks!

    Balázs Sáros

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  6. Hoffer

    I have the same problem , lik Sue & Stewe ….. How to deflate the Lay Z Spa ? no one give an answer !

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    • Ali Pearson

      We had no idea either.. we pushed s key in the hole to release the valve not sure that was the right thing to do but it worked

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      • tracey

        TO deflate it we just put a straw just half way in it then slowly lets air out but trying to dry inside liner is nightmare tried allsorts , to dry it even tried using my daughters dog grooming dryer on it as its very strong but it ends up inflating again shall be having strong words with bestway after weekend as if it goes mouldy they will be replacing it unless they sort out a better way for consumers to be able to prevent it becoming mouldy .

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        • tracey

          JUST AN UPDATE ON DEFLATING THE LINER I HAVE JUST HAD ANOTHER LOOK AND FOUND THAT THE WHOLE OF THE WHITE NOZZLE WHICH IS USED TO INFLATE THE LINER ACTUALLY CAN BE UNDONE COMPLETELY AS I WAS LOOKING ON WEBSITE AND FOUND THAT YOU CAN PURCHASE THESE AS SPARE PARTS SO OBVIOUSLY I REALISED THAT IF YOU CAN BUY THE PARTS THEN THEY MUST COME OF EASILY HOPE THIS HELPS SOMEONE

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          • Vickki

            You are a legend! Spent a whole day trying to figure this out!!

  7. liz

    We are just draining our spa ready to clean and dry. It does say in our instructions “we recommend using the pump to blow dry the spa, pump and pipes” . Mmm we’ll see if that works.

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  8. Michael

    Unscrew the white inflation point cap and remove the fitting completely it deflates really easy.

    Dont forget to blow air through the air jet to dry it out and also the inlet and outlet of the heater to dry that as well.

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