With the summer months heating up, it’s the perfect time to throw your next backyard party – and there’s no better centrepiece than your Beachcomber Hot Tub! To keep everything as fun as possible, and to ensure you’re not spending extra time treating and balancing the water, here’s a few tips on hot tub etiquette:
The Do’s and Don’ts of hot tub soaking.
Shower Before Soaking
One way to prolong the life of your hot tub water is to take a short shower before jumping into your hot tub. Even a 1 minute shower can heavily reduce oil, dead skin, and dirt present on your body. By reducing the amount of contaminants in your hot tub water, you can keep your hot tub cleaner for much longer and reduce the amount of water care needed.
Along with prolonging your water, showering before bathing can also reduce the chlorine smell. Chlorine only produces that familiar smell when oxidizing contaminants. So by showering, the chlorine won’t have to work as hard, meaning it won’t produce nearly as much of a smell.
Take Turns In Different Seats
Guests seated in different areas of the hot tub will experience difference sensations from the hot tub jets. Encourage everyone to move around so that each guest has an opportunity to experience the various muscle relaxing and circulation enhancing benefits of your hot tub.
Encourage Everyone To B.Y.O.T. (Or Prepare Ahead)
Particularly when entertaining, there’s nothing worse than jumping out of the hot tub only to discover you don’t have enough towels for everyone. Make sure that you either let your guests know to bring their own, or to have a fresh stack handy!
It’s important to remember this isn’t a pool. You should be clear for all bathers, that the only way to enter and exit the hot tub is using the steps. It’s also smart to keep an extra towel on hand to make sure the steps stay dry.
Make It A Human-Only Zone
Everyone might get a laugh out of a picture you post of your dog enjoying a hot tub soak, but for the sake of everyone involved, it’s best to keep your four-legged friends outside of the water. The shedding of fur can clog the filter, as well as the added bacteria of an animal can greatly reduce the quality and lifespan of your water. Because dogs don’t sweat, they could be at high-risk for over-heating quickly in a hot tub as well.
Save The Buffet Until After You’re Dry
While it might seem fun and decadent to have a have floating tray of food and snacks for your bathers to enjoy, we would encourage you to avoid this for a couple of reasons. For health reasons, your blood flow is already in overdrive as you sit in the warm water and diverting this to digestion can interrupt the fun of the soak. Second, food crumbs and oils can greatly contaminate the water and cause issues in your filter. Therefore, try to keep the snacks on the table, to be enjoyed after you’ve had a nice hot tub session with friends.