Summer is fast approaching and temperatures are already starting to rise. Hopefully, you are soaking up every minute you can in your hot tub because soon the idea of climbing into a box of steaming hot water after a hot summer day will make you want to hurl.
Your hot tub good times don’t have to come to an end when the temperatures start to climb, instead, try a few of these tricks to extend your hot tub enjoyment all through the scorching summer months.
You can get the most out of your hot tub this summer by changing your thinking. In the winter it's a hot tub, in the summer it should be a cool spa.
The easiest thing you can do to get more enjoyment out of your hot tub is to reduce the temperature. Start by lowering it to 94 degrees or less. Since your body temperature is a steady 98.6, this slightly colder water should help cool you off and will help you relax. You can enjoy a book and a few cold beers for hours at this temperature.
If you think 94 is not low enough, you can turn it down even further, closer to 85 degrees. At this temperature, the water will feel cool to the touch. It might not be the cold dip you would get from a large pool, but 85 degrees will definitely leave you feeling refreshed after a long grueling day. And you can spend as much time as you want soaking and relaxing until you are sufficiently pruned up.
At these temperatures, you can simply rest and soak in the water, unlike a colder pool, that requires constant activity in order to stay warm.`
If you're having trouble getting your water cold enough, which can be tricky in 110-degree weather, here are some tips:
Check the setting of your tub, there may be a summertime mode or a rest mode. Either option will stop the spa from heating the water.
Keep your tub covered during the daylight hours. The heat of the sun will warm the water up to a boil, plus it may cause damage to the spa itself.
On cool(er) nights, uncover the spa and let the jets run. Once the water starts to circulate and aerate the temperature will drop pretty quickly. As always keep an eye on children around water.
You can drain some of the water, around half, and then refill it with a hose. The coolness of the fresh water should keep the temperature down.
If you’ve tried everything else with no successes, grab a few bags/blocks of ice and just dump them in.
Maybe you’ve tried these cool spa ideas and they just aren’t enough for you during sweltering calefaction which is known as Phoenix summers. There is one final option.
Maybe you’ve tried these cool spa ideas and they just aren’t enough for you during sweltering calefaction which is known as Phoenix summers. There is one final option. Some spa manufacturers have started developing chilling systems as accessory items to their tubs.
These chilling systems can reduce the temperature of the water as low as 60 degrees. If that’s not cold enough for you, then it might be time to make a move to the northern states.