Summer is almost here, bringing family gatherings, outdoor activities, bonfires, BBQ’s and hot temperatures! Did you know that you can cool off in your hot tub, during these warm months? That’s right. There is a lot you can do to make it enjoyable and fun.

If you haven’t checked it in a while, it is essential to prepare it for heavy usage. Make sure that everything is working properly so you won’t have to deal with maintenance issues throughout the summer. Turning your hot tub into a cool one is a quick and easy process. All you have to do is turn the heater off!

If you want to know more all you have to do is read on!

1. Cool it Down
Contrary to popular belief, your hot tub can be an ideal place to cool off during a heat wave. Adjust its temperature settings to transform it into a refreshing compact pool when the sun is high in the sky. All you have to do is reduce the temperature of it to 85 degrees F or less, or you can completely turn off the heater. Not only you will save money on your energy bill, but this will also give you an oasis to relax and enjoy with your family and friends.

You should always test the temperature before adjusting the settings to prepare your tub for backyard parties and find that ideal heat for a daytime dip. Place an umbrella next to the tub to protect yourself from the direct sunlight and make sure to drink plenty of water. And when you are not using it, keep the cover over, so it doesn’t absorb the summer heat.

2. Balance Your Water
If you already drained, cleaned and refilled your bath, then now is the time to take some safety measures and learn more about water chemistry. Analyze the chemical balance of the liquid by using testing strips and make sure they are at safe level. As you will probably be using your spa often, you should do this every couple of days over the summer.

The goal is to make sure that the acid and alkaline levels are even. If they are not, then you will need to add the appropriate chemicals to balance them. Don’t stress out when you notice that they cannot be completely even. Just check the levels every few days, and if it is necessary, add chemicals.

3. Get In and Out Slowly
Don’t just venture in and spring out of your hut tube instantly (unless there is some emergency). You should take your time when getting out of your spa and getting in as well. Here is why: sudden temperature’s changes can cause lightheaded feelings, especially in elderly and young children. And yes, that could happen in both cases, when you feel cold water after sunbathing or when you feel hot air when you came out of the cold spa. In some rare cases, you can feel nauseous too. 

If you have arthritis or other joint-related health problems, sudden heat change can affect you, and you can feel excruciating pain or just slight discomfort. You should consider purchasing the right tub with different specifications to suit your needs. It might be difficult to choose the right one, so step into the world of portable hot tubs and learn everything you need to know to make an informed decision.

4. Chill Out 
When it is cold, you might enjoy the effects of warming massage of the hot tub, but when it is summer, it can also function as a small pool in which you can chill and cool off, have fun and create some special moments with your family and friends. You can host a movie night from the comfort and warmth of your hot tub. Rent or buy inflatable movie screen or projector and invite your friends, reminding them to bring their swimsuits. 

That is a great chance to choose a film that you wanted to watch and serve your favorite healthy food, soda, and popcorns. Or if you a romantic person, you can have a date night with your partner and relax together. Make refreshing, fun drinks, such as red wine sangria, pomegranate champagne, and mint refreshers. Have fun, relax and enjoy each others company!

5. Stay Hydrated and Keep Your Skin Protected
Relaxing in the tub in not summer days will drain your body of fluids. It is essential to drink plenty of water after and before soaking. You should avoid alcohol until afterward because it acts as a depressant on your system and dehydrates the body. Although alcohol may sound fun to some people, you shouldn’t use it while sunbathing.

Water attracts the sun, so it is essential to wear the sunscreen and protect your skin as you would do in a swimming pool. It would be wise to add some shade so you won’t be exposed directly to the sun. And you should wear a hat to protect your head from the heat and avoid lightheaded feelings.

A steaming hot tub offers relief and enjoyment during the spring, fall, and winter. Most users enjoy late night dip in the hot tub to relax and relieve sore muscles. When the summer comes and brings high temperatures, the hot tub is the last place people feel like spending their time. Many users cannot imagine soaking in their hot tubs during these days.

That doesn’t mean that you should leave it to sit abandoned in the warm months. It is not just a bath. There is a lot more you can do during the hot weather.

The only thing you need to do is reduce the temperature or just turn off the heater so you can enjoy your cool tub. The best part about portable hot tub is that it’s insulated, can be easily protected from the sun, and you can cover it when you are not using it so the water can’t absorb the heat.

So, you might find this advice a little wacky, but with just a few adjustments you can transform it into the compact pool and enjoy the rest of the summer with your family and friends.