Can Soft Tubs Be Used In the Winter?

We all know that seasons change. There are four known seasons: Spring, Summer, Fall and Winter. If you are thinking of buying a soft tub for your home, you must first know how they act and react in different temperature settings, humidity levels, exposure to sun and such. Since these are all factors that change with the seasons, a soft tub must be durable enough to withstand all these exterior factors that cause damage to it.

Today we will take a closer look at how our soft tubs are made to withstand Winter time and how you should protect your soft tub during this time of the year.


There are a lot of useful settings that come included in most soft tubs. Most soft tubs have an Auto Heat or Freeze Protect feature which can be set to keep the soft tub from dropping past a certain temperature level. This is a great feature as it allows the water in the tub to stay warm and keeps the jet tubes from freezing.

However, some soft tubs do not offer this feature, but usually manufacturers offer a timer that can be activated in cycles. Usually setting the heat timer to come up every 15 minutes is a good way to keep the water warm and prevent any damages.

If you do not have any of the above options, we recommend running the soft tub on the lowest setting and installing an external timer on your electric line as this will let you manually control the cycles and will save you a lot of electricity, lowering costs.


Once you have balanced the soft tubs setting to fit your winter months, you should keep it running at a steady temperature as this saves electricity. “It costs less to maintain the temperature in a controlled environment than it does to let it get very cold and then BOOST the heat up on demand”. It is recommended to maintain your water temperature on a consistent daily basis during the winter.

Keeping the Heat

When you are done using your soft tub, you should always cover it. In the winter times, we suggest everyone uses a thermal blanket under the cover as this will prevent heat and energy from escaping and will make the soft tub run more efficiently. Thermal blankets are inexpensive and are a great investment.


Soft tubs can definitely be used in the winter! They are built to last and will provide you with a lot of fun during colder seasons as it is that much better and enjoyable to hop in when it is freezing outside!

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