How Hot Should Your Hot Tub Be?
Many people purchase a hot tub to enjoy a spa-like relaxation experience from the comfort of their own home. Hot tubs allow you to soak your worries away after a long day at work, reconnect with friends and loved ones or unwind after a hard workout. Almost everyone has been in a hot tub at some point in their life, but many people are completely unaware as to what temperature is ideal for hot tubs. Whether you own a hot tub or are a frequent hot tub user, it is important to keep in mind the temperature of the water and what environment is best for your body. In this blog post we are going to discuss some of the most frequently asked questions related to hot tub temperature and help you find the right temperature for your needs!
For most people, the temperature setting on their hot tub is another customizable tool to allow you to tune your hot tub to your personal preferences. Many people are interested in balancing the temperature of the water for both personal enjoyment and energy efficiency. This can be accomplished by utilizing your hot tub during low electricity usage times to save money when you want the water at the warmest temperatures. During peak electricity usage times, the temperature can then be lowered to reduce your utility bill.
In general, a safe range of hot tub temperatures is anywhere between 95°F-104°F. For young children and elderly individuals, it is best to enjoy the hot tub at a lower temperature, either close to or even below 95°F. For all other adults, it’s best to try out a few different temperatures to determine your own personal preferences. Keep in mind, these preferences may change! One of the benefits of customizing the temperature of a hot tub is being able to change the settings whenever you feel it is necessary.
One important consideration when selecting the temperature for your hot tub is the weather conditions. In the winter, a hot tub is a wonderful escape from cold, snowy days. However, in the summer, it is easy to overheat and dehydrate if the hot tub is too warm. Therefore, we recommend setting your hot tub to higher temperatures in the winter and decreasing the temperature during the summer. A hot tub can easily be enjoyed year-round and adjusting the temperature can help you continue to enjoy the tub in any weather conditions.
Hot tub use at high temperatures should also be tailored to individuals using the tub and their unique health and/or medical conditions. Pregnant women should always consult with a physician before using a hot tub. This is also true for anyone suffering from high blood pressure, diabetes or heart disease. In most circumstances, your physician will simply recommend reducing the temperature of the hot tub to 95°C or lower before use.
When it comes to maintaining hot tub temperature, many homeowners lower the hot tub temperature when not in use to reduce energy usage and reduce electricity bills. However, hot tub models have improved their technology and energy efficiency over the past few decades. In fact, lowering the temperature when not in use can result in more strain on the machinery of the hot tub and a higher energy bill! With modern models that are well-insulated, heat waste is trapped and reused to regulate water temperature without affecting your electricity bill. To learn more, consider talking with your hot tub provider to learn more about temperature regulation and energy efficiency.
What’s the most comfortable temperature for my hot tub?
The most comfortable temperature for a hot tub is a very personal question. The ideal temperature will vary based on your personal preferences, the local weather conditions, your energy usage and the type of hot tub experience you are seeking. For the average person, an ideal hot tub temperature is approximately 100°F/37°C.
What’s the highest safe temperature for my hot tub?
Currently, the highest acceptable temperature for a hot tub is 104°F/40°C. This temperature can still be safely enjoyed for soaking intervals of about 15 minutes at a time. We do not recommend using a hot tub that is any warmer than this maximum limit.
Finding the ideal temperature for you
When it comes to determining your ideal hot tub temperature, there is no better person to decide than you! As long as the hot tub is set below the upper limit of 104°F, you can try a range of temperatures to determine what fits your preferences. Of course, these temperatures can also be adjusted depending on who else is using the hot tub.
As we progress through the chilly fall and look towards the winter months ahead, now is the perfect time to purchase a hot tub. Imagine being able to relax and unwind after a long day at the office or a particularly gruelling workout, all from the comfort of your own home. A hot tub can create a relaxing oasis from the hustle and bustle of everyday life, as well as a meeting place to reconnect with friends and family. Whether you are looking for an intimate hot tub to seat two individuals, or a large hot tub to seat the entire family, Seaway Pools & Hot Tubs carries a variety of models to suit any need or budget. We provide top-of-the-line hot tubs and accessories to allow you to enjoy your hot tub for years to come.
With two showrooms in Newmarket and Markham, Seaway Pools & Hot Tubs provides comprehensive services to the Greater Toronto Area. We can help you with every step along the way, including purchasing, installation and water maintenance. To get started and purchase your new hot tub, contact our expert team at 905-294-8030 in Markham or 905-853-8500 in Newmarket today. There is not better time than now to relax and unwind from the comfort of a brand new hot tub.