The cold dreary months of winter can be tough to get through. It is important to take it easy, conserve our energy, and be more selective about how we invest our time. Don’t spend the winter hibernating, your hot tub is there to enjoy. In fact, using your hot tub in the winter has extra advantages as long as you follow a few tips to stay safe and keep your hot tub in excellent condition.
What are the benefits of soaking in the hot tub in winter?
Winterizing the hot tub for the season, draining it, cleaning it, and protecting it from the effects of freezing weather can be complicated and time-consuming. Sometimes, it’s better to keep it running. Plus, in addition to enjoying the benefits of your hot tub, you will get to experience some benefits that are unique to winter.
Staying Warm when it’s cold outside.
In freezing weather, a soak in your hot tub allows you to spend time out in warmth and comfort, instead of shivering indoors and freezing in the cold air.
When muscles and joints are cold, it’s more likely to pull or strain them. In cold temperatures, soaking in your hot tub before exercise can help warm you and prepare for a safe workout. And soaking after a workout can relax and soothe aching muscles or stiff joints.
Socializing and Celebrating in the Winter.
The winter holidays are a perfect time to enjoy the company of your friends and family. The hot tub be a unique and memorable place for a Merry winter group.
How to Get the Most out of Your Hot Tub in Winter?
During the winter, protect your hot tub, be safe, and enjoy:
Invest in a Good Cover.
Make sure the hot tub cover is well-insulated with a tight seal. High-quality covers that are in good condition help the hot tub maintain a constant high temperature, even when the weather is freezing cold.
Check Water Levels.
Checking your water level frequently is important. If the water level gets too low in cold weather, the components may freeze, resulting in a damaged hot tub.
Turn Down the Jets.
Don’t use the jets as often as you would during the rest of the year. Also, don’t forget to turn them off when not in use. The jets blow air into the water, which lowers the temperature of the spa.
Watch Your Soak Times.
When you stay in your spa too long, your body temperature climbs. It is tempting to stay in the comforting warmth of your hot tub when it’s cold outside but try to limit your soak time to about twenty minutes. When you change from extreme heat to extreme cold, it can put enormous stress on your body.
Drink Water to Stay Hydrated.
It’s important to drink water when using your Spa. During the winter, you may want to drink warm or room-temperature beverages while soaking to stay hydrated while combatting the cold. Alcohol can increase the effects of dehydration, so it’s best to abstain from drinking alcoholic beverages in your hot tub.
Have a Plan to Get Out.
It can be dangerous, especially when you’re wet and wearing a bathing suit. When you finish your soak and must leave the warmth of your hot tub to face the cold winter air, make sure to shield yourself immediately from the cold. Keep a bathrobe, large fluffy towel, and shoes or sturdy slippers to get indoors as quickly as possible after getting out of your hot tub.
Improve Your Outdoor Sanctuary.
You can use accessories to add warmth and comfort to your hot tub area in the winter. Heating lamps, a towel warmer, or perhaps a weatherproof rug to protect bare feet from the frozen ground. Make sure all electrical devices are either battery-operated or are placed far enough away from your hot tub to avoid any possible risk of electrocution.
Winter months can be hard to get through. Don’t spend the winter hibernating, your hot tub is there to enjoy. Experience the extra advantages of using your hot tub in the winter.