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The Do’s and Don'ts of Hot Tubs

Posted by Watson's on Aug 31, 2019 7:42:00 AM

Hot Tub 101 - What to do and what not to do in hot tubs

Owning a hot tub can be an amazing source of happiness, relaxation and even social gatherings.

Every family member can enjoy the warm water and hydrotherapy a hot tub has to offer.

With this in mind, here are a few tips to make sure you make the most of the experience — safely.

DO: Relax for 15 to 20 minutes.

One of the biggest draws to using a hot tub it the rest and relaxation the warm, massaging water provides.

All those stresses, sore muscles and other worries melt away by simply taking a 15-20 minute soak. The numerous health benefits available can really take your hot tub experience to the next level and help you achieve a more enjoyable lifestyle.

The most common recommendation for a safe soaking time for an adult is 15 to 20 minutes to avoid overheating.

DON’T: Fall on your face.

Relaxing in a hot tub for longer periods of time has its benefits, in particular your muscles really loosen up during this time.

When exiting the tub, be mindful of the delayed motor function you may have. We don’t want to tell you not to relax too much, but take caution after prolonged soaks.

DO: Maintain your spa.

Today, hot tub filters are just one part of complex and powerful systems, including the likes of Ozone purifiers, UV sanitizers, and other spa chemicals.

However, each spa does need a bit of TLC and maintenance is very simple. Nobody will want to get near your hot tub if the water is smelly or cloudy.

Regular checks and a few minutes of maintenance each week will have you and your family looking forward to time in the tub.

DON’T: Jump or dive in.

When someone says: “Jump in, the water is great!” don’t take it literally. Being a small body of water, a hot tub is no place to be practicing your Olympic diving skills.

DO: Monitor the water temperature.

It’s called a hot tub for a reason.

You want to be able to enjoy the allure of clean, clear and perfectly heated water. Just don’t get too careless with high temperatures either.

Water temperatures above recommended levels can be very dangerous and can be far from healthy. Make sure to monitor your spa’s temperature and keep it within optimal temperature zones.

DON’T: Drink too much.

Prolonged time in hot water has its benefits on the bod. If you choose to combine this with a glass of wine or other drink, just use caution.  

Because the hot water causes your blood vessels to dilate and increase blood flow, it also increases the rate in which our bodies absorb alcohol.


These tips are courtesy of Viking Spas. Watson’s is an authorized dealer of these spas. Browse the Viking collection here.

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