Can winterizing my hot tub prevent a leak?

Winterizing your tub for the winter can prevent a hot tub leak. Winterizing means cleaning your tub thoroughly and ridding it of dirt and excess water before you let it sit idle for a couple of months. Not tending to these things before your tub hibernates for the winter could cause sediments to clog up your pipes, causing a leak somewhere else. Stale water can also freeze at the joints of the pipes, and as the water expands and becomes ice, this could in turn damage the fittings. Also, the filters and vents could have accumulated dirt, and if this is left unattended, they could clog up the system and again be a major source for leaks.