If you’ve invested in a hot tub for your home then no doubt you want to ensure that you get as much use as possible from it all year round. The summer has often made this difficult as a result of warmer temperatures and the impact of sitting outside for long periods of time in the sun. If you want to make sure that you get more use from your hot tub during the summer this year then there are some simple ways to do it.
Change the time of day you use your hot tub
In the winter when it’s cold your hot tub is a warm and welcoming place all through the day. However, when the summer arrives you may find that in the heat of the day you’re not quite as keen to use it. Make the most of cool mornings to enjoy a dip in your hot tub or relax at the end of the day as the heat fades away in the evenings. Using your hot tub in this way can help you to prepare for a hectic day ahead and also give you a space in which to wind down – all of which can be useful as the temperature rises.
Drop the temperature of the water
The most obvious way to get more use from your hot tub during the summer is to reduce the temperature of the water. By converting your hot tub into a cooler tub you’ll be able to enjoy a more refreshing dip at any time of the day. There are many different ways that you can do this. For example, just turn off the heater and let the water in the hot tub slowly cool down over time. If you’re looking for a faster solution then many hot tubs come with a cooling system that works a lot like an air conditioner and can reduce the temperature of the water as low as 60 degrees.
Create a summer space
You may already have a canopy over your hot tub to allow for use in winter weather but at this time of year the priority isn’t shelter but shade. There are lots of ways to create shade for your hot tub, whether you use something as simple as a standing parasol or add a cover to the hot tub area. If you want to make the hot tub a focal point during the warmer months then there are many options for upgrading the space. Add sun loungers nearby, or a cold shower, or consider investing in fun floats for drinks or an entertainment system so that you can listen to music or watch films in the hot tub when the temperature starts to cool outside.
Your hot tub is a huge asset all year round and can make a big difference to your lifestyle in both winter and summer. If you want to ensure that you get the most from it this summer then these top tips will help.