• How To Use Your Hot Tub In Summer

    How To Use Your Hot Tub In Summer

    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.

    Follow the tips below for a safe and satisfying soaking experience in your hot tub:

    How To 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.

    Stay hydrated

    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.

  • Study: Hot Baths (Not Ice Baths) After Exercise Yield Performance Benefits

    Study: Hot Baths (Not Ice Baths) After Exercise Yield Performance Benefits

    Have you ever seen a video of high-performance athletes jumping into a bathtub full of ice and think…what is that really all about?

    For years, many athletes have sworn by the benefits of quickly immersing themselves into cold, icy water, in the belief that it speeds up bodily recovery.

    Well, according to a study from the Scandinavian Journal of Medicine & Science in Sports, swapping the extreme cold for a soothing, hot bath might be the way to go.

    Among the findings, soaking in warm water was shown to stimulate performance-boosting heat adaptations that mimic how the body adjusts to hot weather.

    Why Take A Hot Tub After Exercising

    By soaking in warm water following training, you are helping your body’s sweat rate increase, your core temperature drop, and you will stimulate increased blood flow to your heart.

    These three effects taken together, according to researchers, help enhance your body’s physical performance, particularly in warmer weather conditions.

    If you are in the midst of winter training for a spring or summer event, warm hot tub soaks can have even more paybacks, as you are readying your body to perform and adapt in warmer conditions.

    So keep the ice where it belongs…in your next margarita! And enjoy a nice, soothing Beachcomber soak to keep your body prepped for your next training session.

    It is very important to note that staying hydrated whenever you do any form of strenuous exercise should be priority number one. Many experts recommend waiting at least 30 minutes after exercising before soaking in a hot tub, and we at Beachcomber agree. Give your body time to cool down and hydrate before you enter into your hyrotherapeutic session.

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