Are you taking full advantage of your hot tub this winter?
It can be hard to drag yourself out of a warm, cozy house into the freezing air to get into your hot tub. But, once you do it is wonderful!In this article, we look at seven tips for enjoying your hot tub in winter. We’ll tell you why you should leave the cocoon of your home and head into the out-of-doors to enjoy the ambiance of a cool evening in your warm, massaging hot tub.
#1: Wear a Hat
This may sound odd, but if you keep a hat on your head from house to hot tub, you’ll find you stay warmer.
A hat helps keep your hair dry, and what’s more, it keeps the heat from escaping through your head.
Stay away from wool, and opt for a knit hat or baseball cap.
#2: Moisturize Your Skin
To make the most of your spa soak, use some spa scents in your water. Not only will the water feel great, but you’ll leave the hot tub feeling great.
Then, once you leave the hot tub and rinse off, don’t forget to lather on the lotion to seal in your skin’s own natural moisture.
#3: Entertain Family & Friends
Whether it’s family or friends, soaking with your loved ones can give you another reason to get in during the winter.
If it’s for a romantic night with your partner, set out some candles and nice music.
If you’re soaking with your kids, make it fun. Roll around in the snow before and during your soak. Play winter-type games.
When entertaining, stick to 20 minutes in the hot tub at a time, take a break and then get back in.
Make sure to provide lots of water for everyone to drink and avoid alcohol and glass bottles.
#4: Say Goodbye to Illness
Did you know that hot tub soaking can help you fend off sickness or reduce your symptoms?
Another way to use your hot tub during the winter is to ease the symptoms of illness.
When you have a cold or the flu and feel aching and full of congestion, your hot tub can help.
You sweat out toxins during your soak, plus the warm air helps clear your congestion. Set your hot tub to 104° and feel better when you’re sick.
#5: Workout More
You’ll use your hot tub more during the winter if you use it after a workout. Soak in your tub after a grueling exercise session and use it for the massage. You just might find your muscles are less sore after a workout when you jump in your hot tub.
The hot tub is also a good place to exercise. There are many exercises you can do in your hot tub that are easy on joints and muscles.
#6: Keep Your Hot Tub Clean
You’ll definitely use your hot tub more in the winter if you have supplies on hand and keep your hot tub ready to go.
Make sure your water is balanced and clean on a regular basis, and you’ll use it more. Consider a spa maintenance schedule to keep you on track.
In addition, check your water levels regularly. If you don’t, you may miss a leak and have a big problem.
When your water levels get too low, your pumps and heater can stop working causing freezing issues. So, it’s best to stay on top of your water levels.
#7: Keep Supplies at the Ready
Set aside some slippers and a robe in a basket near the back door. This way, you can grab them on your way out. Seeing them sitting by the door also encourages you to soak in your hot tub regularly!
There you have it – seven tips for enjoying your hot tub in winter! Don’t have a hot tub? Check out our selection of Hot Spring Spas – they make every day better.