Whether you use it for fun or to relax your the tension built up in your muscles, having a hot tub is one of the funnest large appliances you can own! What is the point of having a jacuzzi if you don’t use it all year round? A hot tub is a big investment and if you want your money's worth, you’ll want to know about these hot tub tips.
Hot Tub Tips - To Help You Enjoy Your Jacuzzi
Prepare For Winter Soaks
Most hot tub users drain, clean and cover their hot tubs in the winter time to avoid debris and bacteria build up from lack of use during the season. However, if you spend some quality time warming up in the jacuzzi during the winter, it is better to just keep it running and in use.
Athletes know that muscles and joints are more susceptible to injury with cold tense conditions. For those who regularly go to the gym or are playing sports on a daily basis, it is a good idea to utilize the hot tub before or after exerting themselves. Soaking in warm water before will allow the joints to loosen up and warm up for a safer workout. Doing so after will help muscles relax to prevent soreness and tension or stiffness.
If you get bored of sitting inside by the fire or want to move the entertainment of your winter celebration elsewhere, getting in the hot tub will provide you with satisfactory warmth and a good time for everyone.
Tips For Enjoying and Maintaining
Clean your tub before winter - If you live in an area that gets to freezing temperatures, water can solidify in your hot tub and possibly damage it. Change the water and water filters during the fall or more on a regular basis to avoid having to do it during the cold weather.
Pay attention to water levels- Water levels being too low will likely allow the water to freeze faster during colder temperatures, again damaging the inner part of the hot tub.
Have a quality jacuzzi cover - Not only will a cover deter any dirt and debris from
entering your hot tub, but a well insulated and tight fitting cover will allow the water to stay a warmer temperature and prevent it from freezing.
Don’t Soak for too long - A nap in the hot tub sounds nice in concept, but that is actually really unhealthy for you. Body temperatures will rise the longer you sit in the warm water and you will likely become dehydrated. To avoid the worst, stay hydrated with water and keep a 20 minute limit to your soaking time. Although this may possibly be a party killer, try to avoid alcohol while enjoying being in the hot tub as that can cause more dehydration.
Hot Tub Sitter - Did you know that there is a service that will check on your hot tub while you are away on winter vacation? Apparently, some companies that sell jacuzzis will provide you with information on who you can call to check up on your hot tub on a weekly basis. This way if water levels are low or water freezes in the components of the hot tub, someone can contact you and let you know that repair is needed.
Take care of the funnest appliance you own! With these hot tub tips, your party or relaxing soak can get a little warmer. Keep the hot tub clean and warm when it is not in use and stay hydrated while you are soaking in, to ensure you get to enjoy all of the benefits of using a hot tub.