Storing your Lay-Z-Spa In Winter
*Disclosure: This article may contain affiliate links, and at no additional cost, this site may earn a commission if you buy.
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.