Using a Hot Tub During the Summer (Hot) Months
Although summer doesn’t officially start until tomorrow (June 21), the temperatures outside in Texas tell another story. That beautiful hot tub that served as the height of relaxation during the rest of the year may not look as inviting when all you want is to escape the oppressive heat with a cool shower or a building full of air conditioning.
You may be surprised to learn that there are ways to use your spa in the summer and not lose your backyard paradise. Learn more about your options, including the exciting CoolZone™ System from Hot Spring®.
Early Birds and Night Owls Get the Warmth
Summer temperatures can range wildly depending on where you live, obviously. For those in the northern states, hot tubs can easily be used at almost any time of day year-round. But for those in the southern states like Texas, summers can be brutal. It’s rarely cool enough during the day for anyone to want to slip into their hot tub.
Fortunately, for early risers or night owls there are other times where your hot tub can be a pleasant retreat.
In the south, temperatures in the morning and evenings 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 particularly stressful day at work. Additionally, using your hot tub at dusk, twilight, or after nightfall can be a wondrous experience, especially for couples. Depending on your setup, 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. Take advantage of the temporary “cold snap” and slide into your spa, maximizing your usage and your bliss.
If there is 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 be an extremely indulgent experience.
Heat Up to Cool Down
One of the most exciting ways to enjoy your spa during the summer is the CoolZone System from Hot Spring. This enhanced temperature control lets you lower the temperature of the water down to 60 degrees to act as a “cool tub.” But don’t worry; you can still heat it back up when the weather gets chilly.
This cooling option allows many people to enjoy a 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 your work ahead. Later, when the sun is high in the sky and the heat feels oppressive, you can lower the temperature and get a nice break from the heat while still enjoying the fresh air and getting some 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, and Labor Day all happen during the summer, as well as luaus and other themed events.
Adding accessories can increase your opportunities to live it up in your spa. 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
It may surprise you to learn that there can be health benefits for using your hot tub in the summer.
Summer brings a multitude of outdoor projects. Cutting the grass, weeding the flowerbeds, and painting the house are just a few chores that may come up. Not to mention all the outdoor activities like football, soccer, and golf. Engaging in these activities increases your risk of having tired, sore muscles, which can be eased with as little as 20 relaxing minutes in your hot tub.
Enjoying your spa by spending time with your family and friends decreases your stress and has the potential to 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.
Owning a hot tub is an exciting experience that doesn’t have to stop just because of the temperature outside. 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.