I'm new to the forums and new to spa ownership. I recently bought a house that came with an in-deck hot tub, attached to a pump system located in the garage. The pump connects to an intermatic timer, and we had it inspected upon acceptance of our offer, and everything checked out great. The Ozonater needs to be replaced, but I'll worry about that a little later.
I live in Woodinville, WA (suburb of Seattle, WA) and the winter is right around the corner. Today we experienced our first low 30s temps, as well as our first frost. To be safe, I ran the pump/heater all evening last night. I'm more wondering what a good schedule would be for running the pumps? Our temps here usually only fall under freezing during the evenings, accept for a few low weeks in Jan/Feb.
I plan to drain/clean the tub this weekend, go through a startup process left by the previous owner and then will be using the tub regularly. I was thinking that running it from about 4pm -10pm would be nice so the tub is ready for using, and then would I need to run it any other times? Maybe later in the evening?
Thank you in advance!