How to use your hot tub in the summer
Your hot tub is a great way to relax and enjoy a range of lifestyle benefits at any time of year. Many people assume that the summer months are too warm to get the most out of a hot tub but that’s not the case. In fact, it’s at this time of year that there are even more opportunities to use a home spa for social or spontaneous fun. These are our tips on how to make sure that you get the most from your hot tub during the summer months too.
Enjoy a cooler experience
During the winter most hot tubs tends to be set to a minimum of 98 degrees but you don’t have to maintain this temperature during the summer months as well. Your hot tub will have a lower temperature setting and turning this down to around 80 degrees will mean that the water is cooler. Your hot tub might even allow you to turn the heater off completely and just make the most of the water jets in the hot tub instead.
Set up your space for summer
If your hot tub is outside then you might want to make a few changes for the warmer months. For example, investing in a large shade or canopy will ensure that you can enjoy the water without the risk of getting sunburned. There are also lots of accessories available that can help you make the most of your hot tub in summer, whether that’s a pack of water proof playing cards, a music system or spa pillows.
Keep everything clean and well maintained
It’s important to stick to your cleaning and maintenance schedule throughout the summer and to ensure that you take into account the additional challenges at this time of year. For example, try to ensure that anyone using the hot tub rinses off suntan lotion or oil before getting into the water. This isn’t always possible so it’s important to keep treating the water in your hot tub with the right chemicals, such as chlorine or bromine so that your filters don’t get clogged. Regularly change the water in your spa and if you’ve had the filter for some time it might be worth getting this changed before the summer starts.
Look into a better cover
Especially at the end of the summer falling leaves can be a real issue, not just in terms of clogging up mechanisms but also when it comes to keeping the water in your hot tub clean and clear. Investing in a new cover is a great way to ensure that your hot tub is as energy efficient as possible (it will preserve heat) and also stays clear of floating debris. Check that the cover itself remains in good condition and isn’t getting waterlogged – if that’s the case then you can flip it over and leave it to dry out in the sun.
Summer is a fantastic time to have a hot tub. With a few changes to the way that you use your hot tub you can enjoy it all year round.