September 19, 2018

Hot Tubbing Dos & Don’ts

With the chillier fall weather back in the air, kids back in school, and long vacation days of summer behind you, it’s a time many of our owners tell us when they get the most frequent use from their Beachcomber Hot Tub.

More time spent enjoying the hot tub shouldn’t mean more time spent maintaining the water and mechanics. That’s why it’s important to follow a few simple rules when it comes to hot tubbing, that will keep your water sparkling, even under frequent use.

Hot Tub Etiquette Checklist:

Do: Shower Before

You always see signs posted at public pools and hot tubs asking you to shower before entering, and might be wondering, is that really necessary? The short answer is yes. Even a one minute shower can heavily reduce oil, dead skin, and dirt that you might not realize you’ve picked up throughout the day. By reducing the amount of contaminants on your person, you reduce the risk of them entering your hot tub water and adding maintenance to keep it balanced. Another little known fact is that showering before can also reduce that chlorine smell that many people associate with pools and spas. Chlorine only produces that familiar smell when oxidizing contaminants.

Don’t: Bring Food

While a snack in a hot tub might sound fun, we discourage this for a number of reasons. First, your health. Remember when your mom told you not to go swimming until 30 minutes after eating? Entering the water speeds up your blood flow, and can cause discomfort if you are in the middle of digesting a heavy meal. The second and more obvious reason to avoid eating in a hot tub is the crumbs that inevitably end up in the water, quickly dirtying the hot tub.

Do: Keep A Clean Swimsuit Handy

Just like showering before a hot tub removes the contaminants on your body, keeping a clean swimsuit will keep you covered, without covering your hot tub with added dirt and debris. Give your swimsuit a rinse after use, or if you have an outdoor shower, take a quick dip under in your trunks before slipping into your Beachcomber Hot Tub.

Don’t: Use Glassware

While glassware is an absolute no-go around a hot tub, that doesn’t mean you shouldn’t’ keep water handy. It’s extremely important to stay hydrated before, during, and after a hot tub soak, as the process of hydrotherapy naturally heats up your body and leaves it more dehydrated. That’s why the second you bring home a hot tub, the first follow-up purchase you should make is plastic water glasses and bottles that are safe to use around your Beachcomber. While grabbing the nearest kitchen glass might seem harmless, a hot tub a slippery environment, and losing your grip on glassware can be extremely dangerous and costly in a hot tub.

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