When you consider ways to beat the heat during the summer, using your hot tub may not be the first thing to pop into your mind. However, we suggest that you give it some more thought. You could be missing out on some great opportunities to exercise, unwind, gain focus, soothe muscles, sleep better, and yes, even cool off! What is the best time of day to use your hot tub in the summer? Pretty much any time! Let’s look at some great options.
If you are not using your hot tub in the cooler temperatures of the morning, you are not taking advantage of its many benefits. Taking a quick 10-minute soak upon arising can help you focus on your tasks and responsibilities for the day. Mentally check your “to do” list and see how much more organized you feel. You will feel both calm and energized and be ready to take on the day. In addition, if you perform some aqua exercises or yoga moves you can get in a quick low impact workout!
It may seem counterintuitive, but using your hot tub during the middle of the day can actually be refreshing. How can this be? All you need to do is lower the temperature and give it some time to adjust. You can also add some cold water to help move things along. Keep the cover on to prevent the sun from warming the water. If you do this after your morning soak, the water will be much cooler by noon and ready for you to take a cool plunge. Anything cooler than your 98.6 body temperature is going to feel great. Don’t forget to reset the temperature higher if you plan to use the hot tub later in the day.
Dusk is another great time to use your hot tub. The air temperature drops considerably once the sun goes down, making the hot tub an ideal place to relax after a day at work. If you have exercised or done some kind of physical work during the day, a soak at dusk is going to soothe those sore muscles and relax you going into the evening. Use the jets to massage tense back and neck muscles. Enjoying a small glass of wine (in a plastic glass, of course) while you decompress before dinner won’t hurt either.
The evening may be the absolute best time to use your hot tub in summer. The air temperature is at its lowest, and there may even be a cooling evening breeze. Studies have shown that a 15-20-minute soak in the hot tub can help people get a better night’s sleep. The warm water loosens up muscles and makes joints more flexible. Most importantly, the warm water temperature increases our circulation, lowers our heart rate, and raises our body temperature slightly. Raises our temperature? What? It turns out that when you emerge from the water, your body temperature then drops, which is one of the things that must happen to fall asleep. You may find that an evening soak in the hot tub enables you to sleep deeper and longer!
What is the best time of day to use your hot tub in summer? The answer is anytime. If you are not taking advantage of all the benefits your hot tub can provide year-long, you are missing out. It is easy to control the temperature in a good quality hot tub and maintain your water at a comfortable level any time of the year. Aqua Pools is here for all your hot tub needs: supplies, maintenance, and equipment. You can even order online!