The summer months are a great time to relax in the outdoors, and a hot tub is perfect for relaxing on a hot day. Spending time outside in the sun can be dangerous, so a hot tub can offer an alternative. Here are some tips to help you use your hot tub during the summer months in comfort.
1. Get the Hot Tub temp right.
The first thing you should be sure to do is know your hot tub. You need to make sure that you have the proper water temperature and chemicals in the water, as well as know how long the tub can run before it needs a refill. It is important to set up your tub so that it doesn’t run for too long without refilling.
Another tip for using a hot tub during the summer is to keep your garden surrounding it clean. The dirt and debris from outside can clog a filter and reduce the speed at which your machine draws in water, which could cause a malfunction or even injury.
You can also use an inexpensive air conditioner instead of an expensive one if you don’t want to go through the hassle of filling up all of those bottles with ice packs every day or having someone else take care of them.
2. How to Protect Yourself From the Sun
In order to protect yourself from the sun, make sure you cover your hot tub with a tarp before you start using it. The tarp should be about six feet off the ground and can be staked down around the perimeter of the hot tub. The tarp will keep direct sunlight from heating up the water and potentially burning the skin on your body. Additionally, if you use a solar blanket, which is made of lightweight material that reflects heat, you can place one around your hot tub. A solar blanket won’t actually prevent heat from entering the water; however, it will reflect some of this heat back out into space so it doesn’t burn your skin.
You should also think about how many people are going to use the hot tub. If more than four people are going to use it at once, consider adding an extra safety feature like an interlock system or an automatic shutdown feature to ensure that there isn’t a problem with dangerous gases being released in case someone falls into the water while they are near a scalding temperature.
Finally, as mentioned before, make sure you cover your hot tub with a tarp if there is any chance of getting sunburned and don’t forget to wear sunscreen!
3. Use The Hot Tub For More Than Just Relaxation
Many people only use their hot tub for relaxation, but it can actually be used for many other things as well. For example, you can take a dip in the tub to help wake yourself up in the morning. You can also use a hot tub as part of your wellness routine by soaking in it to relieve tension and stress. This is an excellent way to relax and relieve any aches or pains that you might have.
Another thing that you may want to consider is using your hot tub during the summer months as a way to keep cool. If it’s too warm outside, then you can soak in the water and feel refreshed while staying cool at the same time. Here are some ways that you can cool off while in your hot tub:
-You could place ice cubes in the water
-You could create anti-chilling sprays with fresh ingredients like cucumber, mint, lemon juice, and sugar
-You could add essential oils to your water for added cooling properties
4. Cleaning Your Hot Tub In The Summer Months
One of the most important things to do when using your hot tub in the summer months is to clean it regularly. If you don’t clean it often, algae can start growing on your surface and fill up the water. It can also lead to other problems with your filter, heating elements, and electronics. To avoid these problems, cleaning it is important.
If you don’t want to spend a lot of time cleaning your hot tub in the summer months, there are some ways that you can boost its efficiency. You can install a professional-grade filter or an automatic cleaner on your hot tub this summer. These two options will allow you to spend less time cleaning and more time relaxing.
The other option is to invest in regular maintenance for your hot tub during the summer months instead of cleaning it constantly. This will help maintain its functionality without sacrificing too much convenience for you.
5. Using a cold or warm tub during the summer
If you are using your hot tub in the summer, it is recommended that you use it either cold or warm. The hot water temperature can be dangerous for people with certain medical conditions, so make sure to check with your doctor before using one of these types of tubs.
Using the hot tub as a cool pool is great in the summer and ensures the kids can enjoy the hot tub too. Hint, it isn’t advised to have kids in a hot tub on a hot day of the water temps is 38 degrees or over.
It is also advisable to avoid using alcohol in a hot tub on hot days. The mix can be quite potent
6. Children and hot tub in the Summer
We’ve already mentioned kids and hot tubs in the Summer but it is such an important topic it is worth going into a little further.
Children and hot tubs in the summer can be dangerous, so it’s important to keep them safe. It’s also important to make sure your child isn’t left unattended when you’re away from the tub. One way to do this is by having a lifeguard present. Another way is to have an adult watch over your child while they are in the water.
We recommend using the hot tub as a cool pool if you have kids during the Summer months. It is cheaper to run the hot tub at lower temperatures and when the weather is hot tub, a refreshing dip is often much more welcome than additional sweltering heat.
If you are pregnant or have a young baby, we don’t recommend using a hot tub at all on the hotter of the summer days unless the tub be really quite cool.
Whether you are planning on getting a hot tub for your own personal use or for your business, these tips can help you navigate the summer months with ease.
Hot tubs are great as a cool pool and can provide endless fun for the whole family, They are cheaper to run in the summer due to the tendency to run them a little cooler.
We hope this short guide of 6 tips has been of at least a little help. If you need any more information or have any questions please don’t hesitate to give us a call on 07415 365 247 (UK). We’re always happy to help.
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