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Is it possible to use a hot tub with cold water?

As the temperatures start to rise many of us are looking for ways to help stay cool on stifling summer days. If you have a hot tub at home – or you’re thinking of getting one – then this could provide the ideal opportunity for a more comfortable summer. What many people don’t realise is that you can use a hot tub with cold water as well as warm – this revelation could make all the difference to your experience of summer this year.

How do you cool the water in your hot tub?

Some hot tubs come with an inbuilt cooling system but for most all you really need to do is simply turn the temperature dial down. You may need to wait a while for the temperature to drop but once it has you’ll have a cooler tub in which to refresh on even the hottest of days. You can also help to speed up the cooling process by leaving the cover on the hot tub off or slightly open. Most hot tub covers are designed to trap and reuse heat so if the cover isn’t entirely sealed then the hot tub will start to cool. Just remember to ensure that the hot tub is still partly covered if you want to protect the water from falling dirt and debris.

Using the jets

One of the main reasons to continue using your hot tub during the summer is to enjoy the jets. These powerful massage systems have many benefits, including helping to relieve stress and reduce muscle ache that may be the result of a new exercise programme, for example. You can also bring the water temperature down in your hot tub simple by turning the jets on. This will cause the water to circulate and cool it down more quickly. If you’re in a real hurry to achieve cooler temperatures then can also consider adding some bags of ice.

How to enjoy your hot tub with cold water

  • Stick to a schedule of cleaning and maintenance. Even with cooler water you’ll still need to ensure that the hot tub is maintained regularly. For example, filters will need to be cleaned and the water in the hot tub changed at regular intervals.
  • Keep an eye on your energy bill. If you’re enjoying your hot tub at a lower temperature then your energy bills should come down during the summer months.
  • Be creative and sociable. It’s not just you who will enjoy somewhere to cool off when the mercury is rising outside. Once your hot tub is cool it can become somewhere fun to socialise or celebrate special occasions. It’s a great way to get more from your outside space and to make this summer a super sociable one too.

It’s very simple to use your hot tub with cold water this summer. There are a number of different ways to cool the hot tub down and lots of options for enjoying the cooler water right through until autumn.

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