Using a Hot Tub During the Summer (Hot) Months
When people think of hot tubs, they don’t traditionally think of summertime. Can I use my hot tub during hot Texas summers?
That lovely hot tub that was relaxing in the fall, winters, and spring may not look as inviting when all you want to do is to escape the heat with a cool shower or an air-conditioned building.
Good news! There are ways to use your spa in the summer and not lose your backyard paradise.
Early Birds and Night Owls Get the Warmth
For those in the northern states, you can use a hot tub almost any part of the day. But for those in the southern states, like Texas, summers are brutal.
Fortunately, for early risers or night owls, there are other times when your hot tub can be a pleasant retreat.
In the south, temperatures in the morning and evening can be as low as 70 degrees, creating an excellent atmosphere to start your day off on the right foot or help you relax sore muscles after a stressful day at work. Additionally, using your hot tub at dusk, twilight, or after nightfall can be a wonderful experience, especially for couples.
Stargazing can be a cool beginning to a hot evening!
Bad Weather, Good Opportunity
Although areas with low humidity may have an edge on summer temperatures with their chilly evenings, places with high humidity tend to get more rain.
Southerners have always praised summer rains for bringing a sweet relief from rising temperatures. So take advantage of the temporary “cold snap” and slide into your spa, maximizing your usage and bliss.
If there’s no threat of thunder and lightning, another thrilling option is to use your hot tub during a summer storm. Listening to the rain and enjoying the feeling as it gently falls upon your face and shoulders can reinforce the rainforest, spa-like experience!.
Heat Up to Cool Down with CoolZone™
One of the most exciting ways to enjoy your spa during the summer is the CoolZone System from HotSpring. This enhanced temperature control lets you lower the water temperature down to 60 degrees to act as a “cool tub.” But don’t worry; you can still heat it back up when it gets chilly.
This cooling option allows many people to enjoy their tub even in the middle of the day!
Imagine starting your day with a warm soak to focus your mind and help you mentally prepare for the work ahead. Later, when the sun is high in the sky, and the heat feels overbearing, you can lower the temperature and get a nice break from the heat while enjoying the fresh air and soaking up vitamin D.
Finally, after a long day at work, you and your spouse can enjoy your spa as you talk about your day and let the hot water soothe your muscles.
What a paradise!
Pump Up the Party
With summer comes an increase in outdoor parties. Graduation events, the Fourth of July, Labor Day, luaus, and backyard barbecues all happen during the summer.
Adding accessories can increase your opportunities to live it up in your spa. For example, having a hot tub with an entertainment system can take your party to the next level by providing a sweet soundtrack for the event. Hot Spring spas come equipped with Bluetooth® technology, allowing you to connect to your home entertainment system and control the party via remote, regardless if you’re grilling for your guests or losing a limbo contest.
Also, you won’t need kitschy outdoor lighting if your spa is equipped with one of our four LED lighting options, and our elegant fountains and water features will wow your friends.
Health Benefits of Hot Tubs
There are also health benefits to using your hot tub in the summer.
Summer brings a multitude of outdoor honey-do projects. Cutting the grass, weeding the flowerbeds, and painting the house are a few. Engaging in these activities increases your risk of having tired, sore muscles, which can be eased by 20 relaxing minutes in your hot tub.
Enjoying your spa by spending time with your family and friends decreases your stress and can also increase your quality of life. It has also been noted that many people who spend time in their hot tub before bed tend to fall asleep easier and sleep more deeply. So, if you struggle with insomnia, this may be especially helpful.
Take the Sizzle Out of Summer with an ETHT Hot Tub
Owning a hot tub is an exciting experience that doesn’t have to stop when Texas heat takes over. Once you’ve discovered your perfect routine for beating the heat, you’ll be amazed at how much time you can spend in your spa year-round.
To learn more about the CoolZone System or our line of spas from HotSpring and other brands, our team of hot tub pros would love to chat.
Take our perfect hot tub quiz on our home page or call our store at (903) 561-7565 to jump-start your search for the best spa!
Happy hot tubbing friends!