Just because winter is quickly approaching doesn’t mean that you have to give up taking a soak in the hot tub.
Having a nice, relaxing evening in the hot tub can be extremely beneficial on a cold winter’s night. However, there are some things you need to know about staying safe while taking a dip when it begins to snow.
Maintain the Water Temperature
When soaking in the hot tub during the winter months, it’s crucial that you make sure the water temperature is appropriate. The water in hot tubs and spas should not go over 104 degrees Fahrenheit. If the temperature is too high, you’re risking medical issues such as heat stroke, drowsiness, and unconsciousness, which can ultimately lead to drowning. When it’s cold out, you may think that raising the temperature is okay due to the outdoor temperature. If you raise the temperature and have your shoulders and neck above the water, there’s a chance your body might not realize how cold you actually are. Keeping up with water temperature maintenance is key while taking a soak in the winter. Also, if you can, wear a winter hat.
Take Caution When Cleaning the Hot Tub Cover
Since there’s a chance that it will be snowing outside, it’s possible that the hot tub could be covered with snow and ice. Take extra caution when removing the cover, as you don’t want to risk having snow or ice fall into the water. That falling snow and ice are enough to make the water freeze or freeze the cover to the hot tub. To keep up with hot tub maintenance, make sure you fully remove anything that may be sitting on top of the cover, preferably with gloves on.
Make Sure You Have a Plan When Getting Out of the Hot Tub
When it’s summer, you don’t have to worry about freezing after hopping out of the hot tub. Make sure that you have yourself covered, literally, when getting out of the tub if you’re taking a soak in the winter weather. Make sure you have a towel, robe, and other forms of warmth available on-hand when you’re ready to get out.
A whole 83.9% of hot tub owners say they bought a hot tub for the purpose of relaxing and relieving stress. If you plan to relax and relieve stress with the help of a hot tub in the winter, make sure you take extra precautions to stay safe. Also, ensure your safety by making sure that the service and maintenance of your hot tub are up-to-date before entering the water.