Low energy maintenance mode?

mskovrinskie

Active member
May 31, 2008
40
PA
I currently own a home with an in-ground SWG pool and I’m familiar with maintenance of that system. I just bought another house (no pool) but with an outdoor spa that is filled and appears to be running at 95 degrees for now. I won’t be moving into this home and using the spa for a few more months, so what’s the smartest way to reduce energy costs and future maintenance for the spa when I’m ready? Just lower the temp (to what?) and keep it circulating on low for a few months, or is there a prescriped low maintenance/energy approach I should be using for the next few months?
 

YippeeSkippy

Mod Squad
LifeTime Supporter
Jan 17, 2012
11,494
Evans, Georgia
No, leave it full and covered. The water within keeps the gaskets from drying out. You'll clean it all out when you're ready to start up fresh again with the decontamination procedures.

Maddie :flower:
 

mskovrinskie

Active member
May 31, 2008
40
PA
If I leave it full and covered and just maintain the chlorine level for the next month or two until it warms up enough to drain/clean/refill, is it safe to lower the temp to save on electricity? Is there a minimum temp to keep it at? I’m in Pennsylvania, so the daily temperature range is still 25-45 right now.
 

ajw22

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TFP Guide
Jul 21, 2013
10,440
Northern NJ
I think you will find the spa thermostat has a minimum temperature that you can set it to. Crank it down to the minimum temperature.