This article was first published online at Hotspring.com
When you choose a spa from The Waterworks, you’re not just buying a hot tub, you’re making a long term investment in your health, vitality, and well being. Like any piece of fitness equipment, your hot tub will provide maximum benefit when you use it regularly. When it’s always ready and set to the perfect temperature, your hot tub can become an essential part of your daily routine.
Determining your ideal temperature is key to getting the most out of your hot tub experience. There are several variables to consider. To make sure you have all the facts, we’ve pulled together some common questions spa owners have asked about water temperature, along with answers from our experts:
While the ideal hot tub temperature varies from person to person and depends on factors such as age, health, and personal preference, there are some recommended guidelines to keep in mind.
After filling your spa for the first time, allow 18 to 24 hours for your water to reach a temperature of 100°F (38°C).
After your initial setup is complete and you’re enjoying your routine of daily hot tub use, you’ll want to make sure your hot tub is always ready to deliver the ultimate in hydrotherapy. To do so, simply set your spa to your ideal temperature, then close it up and leave the thermostat set at that level. New spas feature insulated cabinets, custom-fitted covers, and energy-efficient circulation pumps that work together to maintain a steady temperature while conserving energy.
While a “set it and forget it” approach is recommended for convenience, energy efficiency, and the longevity of your spa, here are some times when you should consider dropping water temperature by a few degrees:
A hot tub soak is good for you! The heat of your hot tub improves blood flow and can help improve joint flexibility and can provide relief from arthritis pain. There are even recommended hot tub stretches and water exercises for arthritis relief. You can experience these benefits at relatively low temperatures – so set your spa at around 100° to start, and raise it to suit your comfort level.
Your spa is bound to be a popular hangout during warm summer months if you set the temperature to below average body temperature. Because your spa is designed to retain heat when covered, be sure to leave your cover open as you allow the temperature to drop to a cooler temperature. You can also lower the water temperature quickly by using a cooling system that comes with many of our new spas. A cooling system lets friends and family cool off during the day, then quickly warms your spa water up so you can take a comfortable soak before bed.
With a new spa warm and waiting in your backyard, you can enjoy a daily soak that helps you recharge and emerge refreshed and ready to be your best!
If you’re already a spa owner, check out your owners manual for more information about finding the
right hot tub temperature. If you’re considering a purchase, we’re here to help. Contact us today to schedule your private shopping experience!