Ready to find a way to cool off this summer outdoors with a cold beverage in hand? You might not immediately think of a hot tub when you think of summer. However, you can still gain all of the same benefits of using your hot tub with the jets, the relaxing, loosening up your sore or aching muscles, and being around family and friends while enjoying a cooler soak. One of the great parts of a hot tub is its ability to transform from one season to the next. Read tips below to learn how to get the most out of your hot tub (now a cool tub!) during the warm, summer months.
Turn the Temperature Down
Turn your hot tub into a cool tub. It is important to start cooling down your hot tub from the cold winter months to the warm summer days. Turn the temperature down to 94 or 95 degrees Fahrenheit, which is just below your internal body temperature. It is the best way to relax and enjoy your soaking experience without taking your breath away from being too hot or too cold during the summer. Keep your jets running to circulate the coolness. You can even turn the temperature down a bit more if you want to 92 or 93 degrees Fahrenheit. Leaving the cover on while not in use will also help keep the sun from warming up your “cool” tub.
Find a Shaded Area to Put Your Hot Tub Under
It is important to place your hot tub under a shaded area such as a deck or if it sits out under the sun, you can buy an umbrella at your local Spa Logic Hot Tub dealer. Direct sunlight will naturally warm up your hot tub and make your temperature regulators work harder. Of course, it is always nice to relax in a nice shaded area.
Drain and Refill Your Hot Tub
During your spring cleaning routine, make a habit out of draining and refilling your hot tub. You should do this about every 3 to 4 months due to chemical buildup.
While your hot tub is drained, check its valves, pipes, filtering systems, jets, and pumps for any damaging. If there is, contact us at one of our store locations or fill out a parts request form and our team will provide you with the replacements for those damaged parts.
Go ahead and clean that dirt buildup that occurs around the surface of your hot tub, created from your body chemicals, sweat, lotions, sunscreens, detergents, or anything else that comes off your skin.
Finally, refill your hot tub with fresh water.
Check your Chemical Balance
Always continuously check your chemical balance using testing strips to check the alkaline and acid levels. You should do this from time to time throughout the summer as you will want to use your “cool” tub often. Spa Logic is here to help you by selling you the chemicals you need in our store to balance out your hot tub.
Soak at Night or in the Morning
Whether the sun is rising or setting, enjoy a morning soak to rejuvenate for a productive day or an evening/nightly soak to enjoy the sunset and prepare for a good nights sleep. Enjoying your hot tub before or after the day’s heat peaks is always an entirely different type of enjoyable experience than say using your hot tub in the winter or using it during the day, which are also wonderful experiences as well.
Soak on a Rainy Day
A summer rain is a wonderful opportunity to experience a dip in the hot tub, especially if you love the rain. As long as there is no threat of thunder or lightening, sit under your deck in your hot tub to watch the rain or join mother nature in a nice summer, cool break.
If you are looking to learn more about your hot tub or looking to buy one read more in our other article, Build a Vacation in your Backyard.