Summer and hot weather doesn’t mean you can’t use your hot tub or spa. Contrary to conventional thinking, a hot tub doesn’t necessarily limit usage to just the cooler months of the year. During the hotter months of the year you can turn your hot tub down to 90 or so degrees and use it as a refreshing plunge pool. If you are in a part of the country like Arizona or Nevada where the regular daily temperatures are much higher than 90 degrees then you’ll find that the hot tub won’t drop in temperature without a built in hot tub chilling system which we talk about in detail in our other article, “Hot Tub Cooling Systems – Hot Tub or Cold Tub”
Even in the hottest climates there are cooler times of the day such as morning or evenings. Taking an early morning soak can be a great way to start your day and the cooler morning temperatures can make for just the right combination of ambient temperature and hot tub temperature to get the hydrotherapy you need. Similarly, a relaxing evening soak can take away the stress and noise of our daily routine and make for a good nights sleep.
There are three other strategies to cool down your hot tub during the hotter months. The first is to use large bags of ice or frozen milk jugs (filled with water) during bathing sessions. This is a great way to cool off the tub in a hurry and makes for a refreshing bathing experience. The second way to cool it off is to add a few inches of water from the hose. This should help drop temperature temporarily or long enough for nice bathing session. The last option is to prop open the cover overnight and in the early morning when the temperatures are cooler to let the water cool down.
Also consider things like taking a refreshing drink out to the hot tub with you. Cold beverages are not only refreshing during hot tub use but they keep you hydrated which is equally important. You can also take wet wash cloths and put them in the freezer for a few hours and bring them out to the tub to put on you neck and forehead.