During the hottest part of the summer, the last thing you want to do is something with the word “hot” in it. So you may have thought you’d just avoid hot tubs all summer long. There’s a reason many refer to hot tubs as “spas” instead. They don’t always have to be hot! Believe it or not, it’s true: you can chill out in your hot tub this summer.
Turn Down the Heat
That’s right… don’t turn the heat up this summer, turn it down! Most hot tubs have a temperature range that goes down to about 80 degrees. For reference, that is about the temperature of a swimming pool. So, if you’re wanting to take a dip in a swimming pool but don’t have the space for one, you can just turn down the heat in your hot tub! Plus, you have the added benefit of the jets.
But, if you’re looking for something even cooler, you’re in luck! According to Artesian Spas™, the Artesian Elite model “Low Range can be set between 50°F and 99°F”. This temperature range is great for cold therapy and for long periods of no use, like when you go on vacation.
Leave the Cover On
You’ve heard all fall and winter that you should keep your hot tub cover on to keep the heat in. Now that we’ve made it to summer, we have similar advice: keep your hot tub cover on to keep the water cool. The same principles apply both in summer and winter. If you let hot air in, your water will get warmer, and if you let cool air in, your water will get cooler. So, always make sure it’s securely attached, and your hot tub water will take less time to get to the right temperature when you’re ready to use it. Plus, it’s just safe to keep the cover on.
Enjoy the Heat, Too
This may sound odd, but you can enjoy the heat while you chill out in your hot tub this summer. We all know hot water in your hot tub provides great benefits, and cold therapy doesn’t provide all of those benefits for everyone. If you still want to enjoy the heat without it being too hot outside, try using your hot tub in the early morning or late evening. If you’re already doing this, great! But if you’re not, this is a fantastic change to make. Let’s be real. Cool water just doesn’t get us ready for bed the way hot water does. So, you can still have your bedtime soak while chilling out in the cool evening weather, or your post-workout soak in the early morning so you don’t get too hot.
Get Ready to Chill Out
If you don’t have a hot tub yet but are wanting to chill out this summer, come visit The Pool People, your premier pool and spa dealer. We can help you find the perfect hot tub in Schofield, Rhinelander, Stevens Point, Appleton, and everywhere in between.