Can You Use A Hot Tub in the Summer?

Everyone can understand the comfort provided when using a hot tub on a cold day, but what happens when the outdoor temperatures are soaring?  Can you use a hot tub in the summer?  We believe you can (and should!) use a hot tub all year round.  For this article we’ve come up with some ideas for those who want to use their hot tub in the warmer months, but without overheating or becoming too uncomfortable.

Allow Your Tub to Be Cool

If the thought of getting into a warm tub on a hot summer day seems like too much, why not simply turn off your water heater?  This will allow the water temperature to drop and it will actually feel cool when you get in.  You might also want to try leaving the cover off at night to allow the heat to escape.  Your hot tub has now become a cooling, summertime plunge pool!

Save It for A Rainy Day

Another way to get around the hot summer days is to use your hot tub when it’s cloudy and raining.  As long as there’s no threat of lightning, sitting in a warm hot tub in the rain can be quite the pleasant experience.  Make the most of what other people might consider terrible weather by spending some time soaking in your hot tub.

Late to Bed, Early to Rise

Yet another way to take advantage of your hot tub in the summer months is to use it at times when the sun isn’t shining at full strength.  Temperatures will often be much lower at dawn and dusk and will allow you to look forward to the warm waters of your tub.  What a better way to watch the sunrise or sunset than soaking in the bubbly waters?

Make It A Social

When you have a bunch of family and friends socializing around the hot tub, the focal point becomes to party rather than the tub itself.  Everyone still has the ability to enjoy a soak if they feel like it, but just being in the company of other people is the main focus.  The hot tub becomes something to gather around similar to a bonfire or a grill.  If you have extra accessories such as sound or lighting systems, they can contribute to the heartbeat of the party.

Made in The Shade

One of the things that make soaking in a hot tub in the middle of summer somewhat uncomfortable is dealing with the glaring sun.  If you can erect some sort of shelter to protect yourself from direct sunlight, you’ll find your time in the hot tub is nowhere near as intense.  Try setting up a large, adjustable patio umbrella or some fencing that can shield you from the sun during the hottest parts of the day.  A simple sunscreen barrier can make a huge difference in the temperatures you’re experiencing.

Other Hot Tub Benefits

Even in the middle of the summer, there are benefits to using the hot tub anyway.  You can help loosen up overworked, sore muscles, you can relax your body to prepare it for a good night’s sleep, you can use it for a place of exercise, and you can improve your social life with a soak in the hot tub, no matter the time of year.