It’s the middle of the summer, and you’re looking for a refreshing way to cool off…a hot tub might be the last thing on your mind. But, did you know there’s ways you can still enjoy the therapeutic waters and pulsating jets of a hot tub even in the summer heat. Just follow the tips below for a safe and satisfying soaking experience:
Cool The Water
If you want a relaxing experience in your hot tub during the day, try turning the temperature down to 95 degrees Fahrenheit or lower. Anything lower than your average body temperature, which is 98.6 degrees, will feel relaxing, even during the hottest days. If you really want to cool down and transform your hot tub into a “cool tub” turn the temperature down to 85 degrees or lower. Test the water’s temperature to find the perfect heat for a daytime dip or to prepare for backyard parties with friends. To make sure the water stays cool, keep the cover on when not in use so the hot tub does not absorb the sun’s heat.
Keep your Skin Protected
No matter the temperature you choose, remember that water attracts the sun! Whether you feel it or not, it’s very important to keep your skin protected and wear the same amounts of sunscreen you would use in a pool as you immerse yourself in the waters. Give yourself a bit more protection by adding some shade to your hot tub set-up.
Sitting in steaming hot water often drains the body of fluids. Enjoy that dip by drinking plenty of fresh, cold water beforehand. Keep a water bottle by the hot tub, and drink while soaking, as well.
Take a Nighttime Dip
Hot tub owners often use the hot tub when the sun goes down and cooler temperatures arrive. Once the sizzling sun has set, you can be sure you’ll be better protected from the elements as you enjoy your soak. And thanks to our Everlite Moodlighting feature, you can create your own ambiance while safely enjoying your hot tub.
Whether using a hot tub in winter or summer, following a simple set of rules and tips helps make the experience more enjoyable. It also helps people stay safe in hot water.
Remember, the start of the summer season is a great time for a drain and re-fill of your hot tub, something you should do at least 3-4 times a year to ensure healthy, balanced water in your tub.