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How to Store Your Lay-Z-Spa In Winter

Chris King

It’s that time of year again where the leaves start to change color and the temperature starts to drop. For many people, this means it’s time to put away their Lay-Z-Spa until next summer. But don’t worry – storing your spa is easy!

How to Store Your Lay-Z-Spa In Winter

When winter comes and the temperature drops outside it is time to start tidying up and storing things inside for the winter. In this blog post, we will discuss how to properly store your spa so it is in good condition when you are ready to use it again.

This article is our complete guide on How to Store and pack away Your Lay-Z-Spa Inflatable Hot Tub In Winter so it is ready to use again come spring and summer.

How to Pack your Inflatable Hot Tub Away for Winter

Just like any other type of pool, you need to take special care when packing your Lay-Z-Spa away for winter. This is because the material is susceptible to damage from the cold weather and can easily get punctured. Here are a few tips on how to properly pack your spa away:

Disconnecting the pump

First thing is to turn it off, unplug the pump and disconnect. Tilt the pump to try and remove as much water as you can draining is through the outlet, give it a good clean and add the caps to the outlets to stop debris from getting in.

Use a cover – Always make sure to use a cover for your Lay-Z-Spa when not in use. This will protect it from the elements and prevent any damage.

Drain the water

Before packing your spa away, make sure to drain all the water from it. This can be done by opening up the drain valve and letting the water out.

Clean the inside

Once the water is drained, give the inside of your Lay-Z-Spa a good clean, hose pipe and soapy water, give it a good scrub, this will remove any dirt or debris that could cause problems later on and also ensures when you get it out again it is in good condition.

Looking for tips on how to keep your spa clean? Our guide to cleaning and maintain your hot tub.

Dry the spa

Make sure to completely dry your Lay-Z-Spa before packing it away. This can be done by opening up all the valves and letting it sit in the sun for a few hours. Ensuring it is complete dry prevents mould from occurring so it is an important step. You can also use a towel to dry as much as you can, and a hair dryer, then allow to dry for as long as you can outside.


Once drained it is time to deflate the hot tub, unscrew the white inflation point cap and remove the fitting completely it will then deflate down.

Make sure all fittings and fixtures, including the valves and couplings on your spa have been removed from the liner and store away together somewhere safe, in a plastic box or bag labeled up.

Read our guide on how to deflate your hot tub here.

Packing it away

Now it is dry it is time to start folding it up, and putting it back into its box, if you don’t have the box then use a tarpaulin to wrap it in, or some heavy duty bags, this will help protect it from damp and prevent and mould growing on the liner. It will also help protect it from any damage when moving it as it will be heavy once all folded up.


Ideally your should store the pump inside so that it cannot freeze or be damaged by the frost. The liner can be stored in a shed or garage, it is a good idea to place it on a box or pallet to raise it from the ground, this will stop the cold from coming up through the floor, as well as any rats from getting to it too.

Once you have followed these steps, your Lay-Z-Spa should be packed away safely and ready for winter!

How and where to store?

If you have the original box then you can pack it away in this, if not a air tight container is ideal for the inflatable hot tub itself protecting it from puncture and also debris, you can then store away easily too.

About the author: Chris loves the outdoors and has developed a love of gadgets and inflatable toys, from kayaking and paddle boarding to relaxing in his hot tub at home. The founder of WhichInflatable and has been the editor for 7 years.

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