We live in Montana, and this is our first spa out here. We had one in Connecticut, which gets cold, but not like here. We'll usually have a couple of weeks of -20F or more.
I would love to just keep the spa open all winter long. Our electrical rates are low, so that's not a huge issue (I think, that's why I am asking), but I don't want to hurt the spa by keeping it running all winter. It's a new Costco model, and is well insulated.
For those of you that live in colder areas, what do you do? At what temp to you just decide to drain and winterize the tub? Mine is now fully enclosed with the deck (accessible, but not as easy as just pulling a side panel), so that process is more of a pain.
If I do decide to stop using it, can I just drop the temp to the lowest setting and keep it running anyway?
My other thought is to build a "topper/gazebo" for it as well, to at least make it more user friendly.
Looking for advice and experiences. Thanks!