Scarborough, ME 207-883-6357 / Rye, NH 603-686-8182

What to do if You Lose Power in a Winter Storm

With severe weather sometimes comes loss of power. Many peoples first reaction is to drain their spa. PLEASE DO NOT DRAIN YOUR SPA. If you have a hot tub or swim spa, follow along with these instructions on how to keep your spa safe. 

  • Make sure your spas cover is securely in place. Quickly check the temperature of the water to make sure it is warm. Do Not Drain the Spa!
  • If it is snowing out at the time of the power loss, do not remove the snow from around the spa. It will help act as insulation, like an igloo.
  • After your initial check, leave your cover closed. Opening it often can cause it to cool off faster. (Think of it like a refrigerator, during a power outage you want to keep it closed).  Do Not Drain the Spa!
  • Turn the breakers off or unplug your spa to prevent a power surge from hitting the tub when the power does come back on. Make sure to turn the breakers back on or plug the spa back in when the power returns. Do Not Drain the Spa!
  • You usually have 2-3 days before your spa's water will cool off to freezing temperatures if the spa's water was roughly 100F prior to the outage. * Do Not Drain the Spa!
  • If the power is out for multiple days, give Mainely Tubs Service a call at 207-883-6357 option 2 for additional instructions. Do Not Drain the Spa!

As you can see, we highly recommend not draining your spa in the event of a power outage. If you feel unsure about what to do you can give us a call at 207-883-6357 option 2, and one of our Service Team members can walk you through these steps.

*This assumes your spa's cover and spa are in good condition free from damage, malfunctions, or other mechanical issues.

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