Thinking of buying a hot tub? Already own one? Well either way, if you’re reading this article, you probably enjoy relaxing in hot water. Have you ever wondered how hot you can actually make the water while it is still safe? This article can help you out!
In this article, we cover all of the most important topics that need to be considered when increasing the temperature in your tub, or in your future tub.
What’s the Ideal Temperature?
Most people agree that 35°C is the warmest the water should be to remain safe to adults so it is not recommended that you try to raise the temperature beyond that limit as it could pose dangers to you or your family members.
Most individuals will prefer a water setting ranging from 30°C-32°C while others will prefer it even warmer and set to the maximum possible temperature.
How Maintain the Ideal Temperature?
Most hot tub owners want their tubs to be as energy efficient as possible. As such, one of the most common questions new owners ask is if they should turn the temperature down after they use it.
While this may sound like a good way to save energy, you actually won’t see any energy savings at all. If you are going away for an extended vacation, or don’t plan on using your hot tub for a long period of time, it isn’t a bad idea to reduce the temperature.
Understanding the risks associated with spending an extended amount of time in your hot tub is important. Although more important for those with existing health conditions, even healthy people should pay attention to how they spend in their hot tub.
Keep in-mind that children do not have the same tolerance to heat that adults have. In most cases, it is recommended that children not be exposed to water that is above 32°C.
IMPORTANT NOTE: If you are pregnant or have other health conditions such as heart disease, high blood pressure, diabetes, or other serious illnesses, you should consider turning down the temperature before using your hot tub.