This pic­ture shows one of our clients’ spas, which was shut off and left full dur­ing the win­ter. Yes, this large crack is the result of the owner tak­ing a lit­tle short­cut. Unfor­tu­nately, the tem­per­a­ture dipped and the spa water froze solid. You can see how hard the ice pushed on the spa walls, ulti­mately crack­ing the spa through the benches and floors.

Does your pool or spa look like this?

At Pacific North­west, we rec­om­mend two things for win­ter care so you can avoid star­ing at cracks like these all sum­mer (and they don’t take very long).

1. Cir­cu­late the water pools or spas dur­ing very cold weather.

3. Throw a foam kickboard—or any­thing com­pressed that floats—into the water, so the ice can push on that item instead of push­ing on the pool or spa walls.

And if you didn’t do this last win­ter and are cring­ing at the resid­ual dam­age now that you’re spend­ing more time in your   pool or spa, give us a call and we’ll come take a look. Trust us, you’re not alone!

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