Hot tubs may typically be associated with the summertime, but that doesn’t mean they can’t be enjoyed at any time of the year. Lounging in a spa during the winter months can be one of the best ways to stay comfortable and pass the time until the warmer days return. 

That said, using your hot tub during the colder months requires a bit of a different approach compared to doing so during other times of the year. You won’t want to be getting in and out of your spa all that often during the winter season, of course, so you’ll want to make sure you have everything you need to optimize your experience before you hop in. 

With the following hot tub features and amenities, you should have no problem kicking back, keeping warm, and relaxing in style all winter long:

Durable Hot Tub Cover

A great hot tub cover is essential for any spa owner regardless of the season the tub is used, but in the winter, your cover offers even more value. Not only will one protect the machine from debris, snow, and ice, but it can also provide insulation that will help your tub maintain a desirable temperature at all times. A poorly insulated cover will leave you frigid as you wait for the water to heat up, and having to let it run for longer amounts of time will increase your electric bill, too.

Great Jets

Jets are a key feature of any spa, and they always provide plenty of value to the overall experience. The winter months, though, can easily become more stressful than any other, which means having jets that are the best of the best can be even more essential to unwind during the season, and that’s where Fluidix® steps in with jets that rival all others. 

working hot tub Fluidix jets

In particular, Fluidix® Jets don’t use bearings, which means you can worry less about clogs and part replacements, two things you really won’t want to deal with when the weather is so cold.

Water Care Systems

Maintaining your hot tub’s water is crucial, and it requires some effort on your part, but there are ways to make the job a lot easier on you, namely, installing a proper water care system. 

Admittedly, it is something you’ll always appreciate, winter or not, but you’ll no doubt have a deeper appreciation for your water care system when it’s freezing out and you’re able to avoid going out into that weather to drain and clean your tub. 

In any case, the CLEARRAY® system is one of the best ways to relieve some of your water care responsibilities. It uses ozone and UV-C light to inspire advanced oxidation in your spa’s water, which helps to remove bacteria and other contaminants from your hot tub, keeping it clean and fresh for much longer.

Bluetooth Speakers

Adding some music to your spa experience can elevate it to a completely new level, but if your music system requires you to hop in and out of the tub just to get things up and running, then you might start second-guessing it all together once the weather gets too brisk. Going out into the cold while you’re soaking isn’t just unpleasant; it can actually be dangerous if the temperature is low enough. 

SDS 880 blueTooth Speaker

Thankfully, with a Bluetooth speaker system in your spa, you won’t need to leave it at all. You can take the role of hot tub DJ through your smart device, ensuring that you’ll only have to hop out once you’re ready to go back inside for the day.


If the idea of controlling your music via a smart device during the winter months sounds enticing, then you’ll no doubt love the idea of having a SmartTub® system, an easy-to-use technology that allows you to control a slew of your hot tub’s features remotely, meaning you can have it ready to go well before you step out into the cold. 

smarttub app in use

With the SmartTub® system, you can adjust your hot tub’s temperature, lights, and jets all from a convenient smartphone app. You can also set automated use schedules, monitor energy usage, set reminders, and get real-time notifications when your tub requires maintenance.

Enjoy Your Hot Tub All Winter Long with Galaxy Home Recreation

If you’d like to know more about how to optimize your wintertime spa enjoyment, contact Galaxy Home Recreation today! We have 6 convenient showrooms across Oklahoma & Western Arkansas with knowledgeable staff who are ready to answer any questions you may have.