If you’ve recently invested in a hot tub, you’ll want to get as much use from it as possible year-round. Sizzling Summer temperatures now in effect, it may seem like a strange time to be maximizing your hot tub enjoyment. While you do want to be mindful of the impact of sitting in the sun or soaking in a hot tub for too long, there are simple tips that can help. Keep reading to learn how you can get more use from your hot tub during the summer season.
Adjust What Time You Soak
In the colder months, your hot tub is the perfect warm retreat anytime during the day or night. However, when the Summer temperatures are soaring, you may find that it just seems too hot in the day to take a soak. By adjusting what time of the day, you typically use your hot tub, you can get more use from it. Plan on taking a soak in the early morning while the air is still cool and fresh or later in the evening as the temperature fades. Watching the sunrise or sunset in your hot tub is a great way to kick start or end your day. Early morning soaks are a great way to focus and prepare for your day ahead while enjoying a relaxing massage and evening soaks help your mind relax and help you fall asleep with ease.
Lower the Water Temperature
Probably the easiest way to get more use out of your hot tub in the summer is to lower the water’s set temperature. By keeping your water set at a cooler temperature, you can enjoy a refreshing, cool dip any time throughout the day. Set the temperature to the lowest setting so that the heater will not turn on and remove the insulating cover a couple hours prior to allow the heat to escape that has accumulated during the day and will allow the water to cool down.
Make a Summer Space
If you don’t already have a canopy over your hot tub, you may want to consider installing one. A canopy or pergola is a simple way to create some shade for your hot tub area but there are more cost-effective ways as well, like just using an oversized patio umbrella to block the sun.
As many people will be spending a lot of their free time this year in their backyards, you may want to make your hot tub the focal point. By upgrading your living space with some lounge chairs, a cold shower, some floating drink holders, and a waterproof entertainment system, you’ll have a staycation worthy spot for family and friends to enjoy.
Whether it is an extra hot August day or a chilly January evening, your hot tub is a fantastic asset to be enjoyed year-round, just needs a few seasonal tweaks to maximize your enjoyment. To learn more about hot tub enjoyment, download a hot tub buyer’s guide.