Hot Tubbing in the Summertime?
July 17, 2020
Yes! You can – and should – enjoy your hot tub all year long. Once you get used to the calming, relaxing, rejuvenating effects, you won’t ever want to be without it, even in the middle of a Tennessee summer.
It seems like a no-brainer, but during the summer you’ll probably enjoy your hot tub more if you lower the temperature. Most people find somewhere between 85-94 degrees comfortable in the summer heat. Keep the cover on to insulate the water from the ambient temperature. On very hot days, you might consider just turning off the heater completely. The sun and air can warm the water to a comfortable, but not too hot temperature – just like it would with a swimming pool.
If your hot tub sits in the sun, you’ll need to apply sunscreen just like you would if you were going to the pool. A wide-brim hat and sunglasses are good ideas, too. Of course, if your hot tub is installed in a shaded area – say beneath a Pergola – the sun won’t be a concern for you.
Staying hydrated in the summer is always important, no matter what you’re doing. So while you’re soaking, keep a bottle of cold water nearby, and be sure to sip frequently so you don’t become dehydrated. Keep the alcohol to a minimum. It can actually dehydrate you.
Consider a nighttime dip:
If you still want the soothing effects of warmer water, even on hot days, think about delaying your soak until the sun goes down. You can turn the temperature back up a little, and enjoy the calming water and hydrotherapy while you do a little star gazing. Doesn’t that sound perfect?
With just a few minor adjustments you can get maximum enjoyment from your hot tub – year round.
Visit your nearest Aurora Pool, Spa, & Billiard Gallery. Our friendly, knowledgeable staff will be glad to discuss our current savings offers and find the hot tub that best suits your needs!