Hot tubs can typically be used all year round, including in the summer. But if you drop the heat to 35 degrees, a hot tub will be more enjoyable. No matter the weather outside, having access to your hot tub throughout the year, particularly in the summer, can help you stay relaxed and rejuvenated.
What temperature should a hot tub be set at in the summer?
Generally speaking, many people set their hot tubs to 35° during the summer months in warmer climates. Although it can be set lower than that, the water is unlikely to drop below 35° if the ambient temperature is above 32°.
You may prefer your water hot, even during the summer months. But you need to bear in mind that the temperature of the water will have an effect on the amount of time you’re able to bathe. Naturally, the soak period needs to be shortened as the temperature increases. As the summer months approach, we recommend a temperature of 36° or lower, as the sunlight will start to warm the water.
How can I get my hot tub to cool down?
While you could just turn off the electricity and let the water cool, that's not a very safe option. The cause is the same as when you observe a lake or pond that appears to be stagnant. Pumps, jets, and circulation cannot function without power.
The best way to reduce the temperature is to select the desired setting from the control panel. Often an economy mode or a sleep mode will reduce the temperature of the hot tub as they’re designed to save on electricity costs.
Is a hot tub therapeutic for sore muscles in the summer?
Nothing soothes achy muscles in the sweltering summer heat like a heated soak in a hot tub. Let your body relax after mowing the grass, gardening, or other vigorous activities this summer. Make sure you turn on the jets for the complete hydrotherapy massage experience – a great way to wind down after a workout.
It‘s crucial that you follow the recommended soak times to prevent dehydration.
- 36.6°C/30 mins
- 37.2°C/28 mins
- 37.7°C/25 mins
- 38.8°C/20 mins
- 40°C/ 15 mins
You can still enjoy your hot tub even though the weather has become a little warmer. In fact, it can give you the opportunity to enhance your quality of life and control issues like pain, muscular aches, allergies, and stress.
The Hot Tub and Swim Spa Company specialise in providing hot tubs, swim spas, pools and gazebos and have experience of over 50 years in this industry. We also offer servicing and post-sales care for all of our customers to make sure that our customers get the best out of their hot tub. We are proud to have a multi award-winning showroom located in Kent, so please come down and try out our huge range.