Imagine this. It’s a gloomy, rainy day, and you’re debating whether to sit around the house and watch TV or find a way to make the most of the crummy weather. Well, here’s an idea that might just change your thinking on rainy days…..why not go outside and use your hot tub or swim spa. While hot tubs are typically associated with brisk days and starry nights, they can be equally enjoyable, on a rainy day.
Furthermore, the use of the hot tub is not time bound. It can be hot or cold, windy or sunny, the point is to feel good while using it. Using your Wellis hot tub in the rain can be a wonderful and memorable experience, but it’s essential to take some precautions to ensure your safety and maintain the hot tub’s functionality. What can you do in this case? Let’s see what precautions you should take before using it in rain.
Check the Weather – rain is okay, lightning is not!
Before getting into the hot tub, check the weather forecast. If there’s lightning or a severe storm, it’s best to avoid using the hot tub, as water and electricity don’t mix well. If it’s just raining, you can use it any time, the hot tub’s warm water will also be good with the tickling of cold raindrops. And the addition of Wellis color therapy lights even lifts the mood!
Maintain Proper Water Chemistry
Did you know, that rainwater can affect the chemical balance of your hot tub water? To be sure of the water quality, test the water’s pH and sanitizer levels to ensure they are within the recommended range before and after using the hot tub in the rain. You may need to adjust the chemicals accordingly.
Install a Gazebo, Pergola, or Shelter
If you plan to use your hot tub in the rain frequently, consider installing a gazebo, canopy, or other covering to keep you dry while you enjoy your Wellis hot tub. This can also protect the hot tub from excessive rain and sun exposure, extending its lifespan. Even if the hot tub is in a relatively covered area, it is important to keep an insulated hot tub cover on it. Wellis makes its own hot tub covers, so they are sure to provide perfect coverage for the hot tub.
Be cautious when walking on wet surfaces around the hot tub to prevent slipping. Use non-slip mats or rugs if needed. Additionally, ensure that all electrical components and outlets are in good working order and away from water to prevent electrical hazards.
After using the hot tub in the rain, be sure to clean and maintain it properly. Remove any debris, clean the filter, and check the water chemistry to ensure it remains balanced. If you comply these conditions, you can enjoy the relaxation provided by the Wellis hot tub at any time.
Using a hot tub on a rainy day is an opportunity to transform what might otherwise be a dreary day into a memorable and blissful experience. The sensory delight from the sound of raindrops falling on the water’s surface and the tickle of the raindrops landing on the skin can create a sense of calm and wellbeing. So, the next time the rain starts falling, consider stepping into your hot tub for an experience that will leave you feeling relaxed, refreshed, and grateful for the beauty of the natural world.
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