Follow These 4 Tips to Get the Most Out of Your Hot Tub This Winter

Winter is on its way. Though most of the estimated 10.6 million swimming pools in our country are closed up for the season, many homeowners want to continue to use their custom hot tubs throughout the colder months. If you’ve invested in a custom hot tub design, you’ll want to get as much use out of it as you can. You may not be able to use your custom pool until it’s summer again, but if you’ve used a custom hot tub company to help build your backyard oasis—well—that’s an entirely different story. Here are four tips to use that hot tub throughout the winter:

1. Keep hot tub supplies handy

In chillier temperatures, you don’t want to go searching for the supplies you need. You’ll want to have everything at the ready. Keep your shock, balance, or chlorine supplies close to your hot tub and easy to access for any last-minute adjustments you might need to make.

2. Have a good exit strategy

Before you ever set a toe in your custom hot tub design this winter, you need to prepare your exit. While you may not have to think about experiencing a temperature shock in balmy summer weather, you need to think it through this winter. Have fluffy towels or even bathrobes nearby for when you’re done with your soak. You should also bring out slippers or shoes to keep your feet dry and warm. Be cautious of slippery conditions. If you’re not careful, you could easily slip and fall while making a mad dash back into your home.

3. Use caution when uncovering

When uncovering your hot tub, you need to exercise more caution than you would when you uncover your custom inground pool. Water, ice, and snow can easily pile up on top of your hot tub’s cover. Be sure to remove it before attempting to take the cover off. If you don’t, ice or snow could fall into the tub or could cause the lid to freeze over. You should also wear gloves to sweep off any residue or ice.

4. Maintain proper temperature

You may be tempted to make your hot tub as hot as possible, but don’t be unsafe! You should never exceed 104 degrees Fahrenheit. If the water in your tub goes beyond proper temperatures, your body can’t regulate itself. In addition, don’t remain in the tub for too long. You could potentially suffer a heat stroke or become lightheaded. You could even slip out of consciousness, which could result in drowning. Limit your soaking time to 15 minutes and 100 degrees Fahrenheit.

With these safety tips in mind, you’ll be able to enjoy any custom hot tub design throughout the year. To find out more about all of the types of custom pools and hot tubs we can build, get in touch with us today!