How to Prepare Your Plunge For Winter

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Preparing Your Plunge for Peak Winter Performance

Hello, Plunge enthusiasts! As winter fast approaches, it's the perfect time to make sure your Plunge is operating at its very best, ready to take on the icy challenges ahead. We've got you covered with essential steps to ensure your Plunge is performing at its peak before the winter chill sets in.

  1. Clean Your Pump for Optimal Flow:

Your pump is the powerhouse of your Plunge, ensuring that water flows efficiently. Regular maintenance keeps it in top shape, and here's how:

  • Inspect and Clean: Examine your pump for any debris or buildup that might hinder performance. Click here to find helpful how-tos on cleaning your pump so you can remove any obstructions and give it a good clean to guarantee an uninterrupted flow.

  1. Deep Clean the Plumbing to Prevent Blockages:

A clean plumbing system is crucial for maintaining optimum water flow and preventing any unwanted blockages. To ensure your Plunge operates smoothly:

  • We recommend following our step-by-step video guide, which provides clear instructions on how to ensure optimal flow. This video guide will walk you through the process, ensuring your Plunge operates at its best. You can access the guide by clicking here.

  1. Heater Check for Hot and Cold Models:

It's essential to ensure your heater is in perfect working condition:

  • Test the Heater: Take a moment to verify that the heater is functioning correctly. In cold weather, the heater's primary role is to prevent freezing damage to your plunge. Make sure it's ready to keep your Plunge safe during the winter months..

By following these simple yet crucial steps, you can have the confidence that your Plunge is operating at its highest level, ready to embrace the challenges of winter with open arms. Enjoy the bracing cold plunges and soothing hot soaks all season long.

Keep your Plunge performing at its peak and plunge on! ❄️🔥

 

Cold Plunge Winter Survival: A Freezing Forecast Guide!

Hello, brave cold plunge adventurers! Winter is upon us, and it's time to make sure your cold plunge can withstand the icy embrace of the season. Here's a quick guide for all you cold plunge enthusiasts on how to keep your icy oasis in tip-top shape when temperatures drop.

Cold Plunge Models

  1. Daily Temperature Checks:

Start your winter plunge prep by staying vigilant. Keep an eye on the weather forecasts in your area. If you know that temperatures are going to plunge below freezing for more than 12 hours at a stretch, it's time to take action.

  1. Full Drain to Defend Against Freezing Damage:

For our cold only models, especially when those freezing temps persist, we strongly recommend fully draining your plunge. This is the surefire way to prevent any frosty issues from creeping in. To do this:

  • Empty and store the Plunge: To access a detailed, step-by-step guide on properly draining and storing your Plunge to shield it from the harsh winter conditions, simply click on this link.

Now, if you're an all-year-round Plunge enthusiast and don't want to put your cold therapy on hold during the winter months, you might want to consider upgrading to our Hot & Cold Plunge model.

Our Hot & Cold Plunge is designed to prevent freezing during the winter months, ensuring you can enjoy the benefits of cold therapy, even in the chilliest weather. It's a fantastic option for those looking to keep their Plunge active year-round.

Hot & Cold Plunge Models

Below, we'll walk you through the three key scenarios that require you to fully drain your Plunge and store the chiller and water filter canister indoors. Afterward, we'll dive into the steps to keep your Plunge operational in winter.

  1. Extreme Cold Alert (Below 10°F):

  • When the weather forecast predicts an ambient temperature below 10 degrees Fahrenheit for an extended period, it's time to take action.

  • Fully drain your Plunge to prevent freezing and cracking, and store the chiller and water filter canister inside to protect them from the cold. Click here for a step by step on properly draining and storing your Plunge to shield from the harshest winter conditions.

  1. Severe Weather Alert:

  • If your local weather forecast predicts severe conditions, such as extreme cold, heavy storms, or other significant weather events, it's essential to act proactively.

  • Fully drain your Plunge to safeguard it from potential damage and store the chiller and water filter canister indoors for their protection. Click here for a step by step on properly draining and storing your Plunge to shield from the harshest winter conditions.

  1. Extended Absence:

  • When you won't be around for more than 24 hours or when a winter storm is looming, follow these steps to protect your Plunge.

  • Fully drain your Plunge to safeguard it from potential damage and store the chiller and water filter canister indoors for their protection. Click here for a step by step on properly draining and storing your Plunge to shield from the harshest winter conditions.

Winterizing Your Plunge:

  1. Keep the Flow Going:

Water flow is the lifeblood of your Plunge. The heater relies on water pressure, so a good flow is essential. If your flow is low, not only will the heater refuse to turn on, but you'll also risk the dreaded freeze. Here's what you need to know:

  • Check Your Flow Daily: Look for a steady 3-4 inch stream of water coming from your jets. Seeing that water move means all systems are go.

  • Flow Troubles? No Problem: If you're facing flow issues, don't panic. Click here for a helpful guide to get things back on track.

  1. Bracing for Freezing Temps (24+ Hours):

For those in areas where freezing temperatures linger for more than 24 hours, we've got some extra winterizing tips:

  • Inkbird Temperature Adjustment: Set your Inkbird temperature to 50 degrees to account for drops in water temperature. It's like a warm blanket for your plunge!

  • Low Temperature Alarm: To keep a watchful eye on your water's temperature, set the Inkbird's low-temperature alarm. No surprises here! Click Here to follow the steps to get it done.

  • Smart Temperature Checks: Stay informed by using the Inkbird Smart App. It's a nifty way to monitor your water's temperature. Just remember, it's only compatible with 2.4GHz routers.

Draining and Storing Your Plunge

If you find yourself needing to drain your Plunge, whether it's for winterizing, facing severe weather, or any other circumstance, we've got you covered. To get a detailed, step-by-step guide on how to drain and store your Plunge properly, please visit our comprehensive article: "Draining Your and Storing Your Plunge Like a Pro: A Step-by-Step Guide." It's your go-to resource for ensuring your Plunge is well-prepared for any situation.

 

With these structured steps, your hot and cold plunge is ready to take on the winter season, no matter the temperature. Keep those cold plunges bracing, embrace the winter adventure, and plunge on! ❄️🔥

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