Did you know that hot tubs don’t have to be hot for you to enjoy them? You can drop the temperature and enjoy a nice cool tub on hot summer days, or heat it up a little for those cool summer nights. Here are some tips from Blue Lagoon Spas & Swim Spas, the premier hot tub dealer in Sacramento to make the most of your hot tub this summer.
Before you turn your hot tub into a cool tub, make sure you have kept up with the regular routine maintenance of your hot tub. This includes draining the water, inspecting the hot tub, and checking the chemical balance. You must keep up with these important steps regularly to ensure your hot tub is working efficiently and is safe for your family.
Draining the Water
Draining the water should be done every couple months but no longer than four months apart. After the water is drained, this is the perfect time to clean and inspect your hot tub. An all-purpose cleaner works best for cleaning.
When inspecting your hot tub, you want to keep an eye out for cracks, leaks, and other damage. It is important to catch problems early on you can take the proper steps to fix them instead of letting them get worse. You also need to check the hot tub’s filters. They can get dirty, causing them to not work as efficiently.
Checking the Chemical Balance
This is a crucial step following the cleaning and inspection. After you have refilled the water, use test strips to check the level of the water. The acid and alkaline levels should be even. If they aren’t even, this can be fixed by adding the right chemicals. This should be done every few days, especially if you are in your hot tub frequently. Ask your hot tub dealer in Sacramento about the maintenance required for your specific hot tub.
How to Cool Your Hot Tub Down this Summer
Cooling down the water in your hot tub is the best way to cool off and feel refreshed on a scorching summer day. Plus, the kids will love it too! Your body’s natural temperature is 98.6, and most hot tubs are set at about 104 degrees. Any temperature set below your body’s natural temperature will start to feel cool.
Setting the water at 82-85 degrees will feel more like pool water on a summer day. The best way to cool the water cool down is to turn the heater off and keep the air jets running. Unlike traditional pools, hot tubs have insulation. So, once the water is cooled to your desired temperature, the insulation will keep it cool. Any time you are not using your hot tub keep the cover on to help maintain the cool temperature.
Here’s a quick tip: If you want to cool down your hot tub in a hurry, just dump a bag of ice to speed up the cooling process!
How to Keep Cool in Your Hot Tub
Here are some tips for keeping cool while enjoying your hot tub, whether you want it hot or cold:
- Stay hydrated! This is important in the summertime with the heat. If you are enjoying your hot tub “hot” this is essential. You don’t want to overheat.
- Don’t enter the hot tub right away after a workout. It is recommended to get in after you have stopped sweating and your pulse rate is normal.
- Be careful when entering/exiting the hot tub. Sudden changes in the temperature can make you feel lightheaded.
- Be mindful of the temperatures. If your hot tub is set at 104 degrees, it is recommended to only soak for up to 15 minutes. Lowering the temperature will be better for longer soaks and for children.
Speak to a Hot Tub Dealer in Sacramento for More Ideas
Stop by a hot tub dealer in Sacramento to find out more ways you can cool down this summer! Call us today at (916) 827-1772 or stop by our showroom in Fair Oaks to speak to one of our experts.