In the cooler months, your hot tub is a steamy retreat that you can’t wait to submerge yourself in, but what about the summer? Is your hot tub ready for summer use?
With hot temperatures, it would seem as though the summer season is a write-off for the hot tub; however, this couldn’t be further from the truth! Use these tips to enjoy your home spa in the hottest months.
Drop the Water Temperature
To achieve an enjoyable hot tub experience in the summer, you’ll want to lower the water temperature. Keeping the water hot on an already warm day, will not only be uncomfortable for you but it drastically increases your chances of overheating, which can lead to more serious problems–like passing out in your home spa.
To stay safe and enjoy a relaxing soak, your hot tub water should be lower than your body temperature (which is approximately 37°C).
Protect Your Skin
Another important aspect to consider with summer hot tub use is the sun! Bodies of water attract the sun’s ultraviolet rays and can cause sunburn if unprotected. To enjoy your time in the hot tub and protect yourself, make sure to apply an appropriate amount of sunscreen to exposed skin.
Also, if you don’t already have a good source of shade over your hot tub, this is an effective way to reduce heat exposure and protect your skin from harmful ultraviolet rays.
Adjust Your Times of Use
Using your hot tub in the winter seasons during the middle of the day can be quite enjoyable; however, the intense summer heat makes this time much less appealing. Consider adjusting your hot tub time to early in the morning, before the sun comes out, or later at night, once it has set.
Not only will this help protect you from overexposure to the sun, but you’ll be able to appreciate the cooler air temperature as you unwind.