Can Hot Tub be Used as Pool in Summer?

For Canadians, hot tubs are a great way to warm up during the cold winter months. There’s nothing quite as satisfying as sitting in warm, massaging waters when snowflakes are falling all around you. But what about the depths of a hot summer? How can a hot tub be refreshing when the outdoor temperatures are soaring? Can hot tub be used as pool in summer? To find out how to get the most use out of your hot tub during the warmest summer months, check out these tips for hot weather hot tub use.

Scheduled Soaking

When the weather is warm, the best times of day to spend in your hot tub are at nighttime and in the morning. This when the air temperature will be at its coolest and allow you to soak in the warm water of your hot tub while still being comfortable. As the sun rises temperatures will begin to increase which can make for an uncomfortable soak during a summer hot spell. Once the sun sets again, the temperatures will begin to drop and make for better soaking conditions. Schedule your hot tub use around the cycle of the sun and you’ll find yourself in your hot tub during the summer much more often.

Enjoy the Rain

Rainy summer days are ideal for hot tubbing. As long as there’s no chance of lightning you’re good to go. The sensation of cool rain falling on your head while the rest of your body is massaged by the warm, swirling waters of the hot tub is one of the great pleasures of owning a hot tub. Take advantage of the rain and use it to increase your summertime hot tub use.

Overhead Cover

One of the big problems of soaking in a hot tub during a hot summer day is the effect the sun rays have. Coupled with the warm water it doesn’t take long before you begin to overheat and have to get out of the tub. But you can mitigate this by erecting an umbrella, tent or some sort of canopy over the hot tub. By providing some shade you’ll be able to stay in the hot tub long enough to experience its therapeutic effects.

The Kiddie Pool

Keeping kids happy and entertained during their summer break can be problematic for even the most creative of parents. And long spells of hot weather don’t help matters much. But turning your hot tub into a plunge pool will not only keep your kids cool, but it’ll also keep them entertained and active. Better than them sitting on the iPad all day. Simply turn off the heater and water jets altogether and let the kids have at it. Just keep an eye on them to make sure they’re safe.

Hot Tub Cooling Systems

For those whose schedules don’t allow for soaking when the outdoor temperatures are at their coolest, hot tub cooling systems exist to quickly reduce the water temperature to a comfortable level. You’ll still receive all the benefits of soaking in a hot tub, but you won’t have to worry about overheating in a few short minutes. Today’s hot tub cooling systems work similarly to an air conditioning unit and bring down the temperature of the water quite quickly. The temperature can also be brought back up for use at night or on cooler days.

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