With cold weather upon us it is vital that proper care is taken to avoid freeze damage. If the spa malfunctions during extremely cold temperatures and will not heat it is very important to remind to take these necessary steps to prevent freeze damage:
(1) Get the spa serviced as soon as possible
(2) If service is not available immediately, place a service light with a 100 watt bulb inside the equipment area. Make sure this light is plugged into a CGFI outlet. Also, make sure the light is not sitting directly on top of the plastic pipe or wires. Replace the door on the spa equipment compartment and cover the door area with a blanket. Warning! Do not allow light to contact equipment, plumbing or wiring and so not use a service light greater than 100 watts, as heat damage to spa equipment could occur.
(3) The service light will keep the area warm enough to extend the time of service for only a few days. It is important to have the spa serviced as soon as possible
(4) Do not drain the spa and don’t remove the cover during freezing conditions unless full winterization procedures can be performed at that time. Since the spa is fully insulated the water will retain some heat the temperature will drop slowly as long as the cover is closed. Even though the spa may not be running, a full tub of water will decrease the rate of freezing.