After a long day, the last thing you want to do is settle into the hot tub and find that it's burning hot or freezing cold. How do you know the perfect temperature for spa water? The ideal temperature changes depending on the weather, the age of the people in the hot tub, and the way the hot tub is being used. Here's what you need to know to get started.
Making Spa Water Perfect
To get the most out of your hot tub, it's important to get the water temperature just right--but how do you do that? Here are a few things to consider!
The ideal hot tub temperature is somewhere between 100 and 102 degrees Fahrenheit. Although you can push this a little higher, temperatures hotter than 104 degrees can cause heatstroke and other health conditions.
Another thing to consider is the reason you're using your spa. Do you want to relax, or are you more interested in soothing aches and pains? Your temperature needs will vary depending on your purpose.
Many hot tub users want to be warmer in the winter months and a bit cooler during the summer. This is all up to individual preference, but it can be a refreshing change--so try it out and see what you think!
Different users have different temperature needs. For example, it is recommended to keep the water at 95 degrees when children are in the hot tub, while older adults and those with certain health issues may also need a lower temperature. It's also especially important to stay hydrated and limit time spent in the water.
Although the perfect temperature for spa water is really up to you, there are a few things to consider: never exceeding 104 degrees, taking purpose into account, or considering the needs of different users. At the end of the day, what's most important is that you're comfortable and content!
Do you want to be more energy efficient? Check out this article on hot tub covers. Covers trap heat inside your hot tub. This means that the hot tub isn't working as hard to keep the water warm--which, in turn, does wonders for your energy bill (and the environment).
Do you have questions about hot tub temperature? Contact us today for answers to all your spa questions!