Winterizing your hot tub for the winter season–draining, cleaning, and protecting it from the effects of winter weather can be complicated and time-consuming. It’s actually better for the health of your spa to keep it running. In addition to the every day benefits you get to enjoy with your home spa, you will also enjoy some unique perks for the winter months.
And more! While hot tubs are the perfect way to soother your sore muscles after a long day on the slopes, there are so many other ways to enjoy your spa this winter.
1. De-Stress from the Holiday Season
With the winter season comes the holiday season! While it’s the most wonderful time of the year, it also adds a layer of stress for most of us–shopping, decorating, work parties, and family dinner all add stress to our already busy lives. Allow yourself even just a few minutes each day to enjoy your hot tub and let the tension soak away. You’ll be more focused, have a better mindset, and feel better throughout the holiday season.
2. Connect with Your Family
Spending time with your family in the hot tub is a fantastic opportunity to enjoy meaningful conversations and quality time. We oftentimes think of dinner time as the optimal time to discuss work, school, and life, but let’s be honest, with all of life’s demands, commutes, and after-school activities, it can be difficult to find time to sit down together. Jumping into the spa in the evening is the perfect way to wind down, have genuine conversations, and keep everyone away from screen time. Less screen time at night and just hot tub soaking, in general, will improve everyone’s sleep quality.
3. Recover From Workouts
If you keep a consistent workout routine, that often means having to switch to indoor workouts in the winter months. Any changes in your workout routine will likely leave you with different sets of achy muscles. The warm water can soothe those aches after your cool down. You can even experiment with jet pressure to massage your muscles in preparation for your next workout.
4. Socialize with Your Friends
During the holiday season, it can be difficult to make time for friends. Technology is great for staying connected, but in-person quality time is more valuable. Inviting your friends over for cocoa or a cocktail and a dip in the spa is a great way to inspire face-to-face connections. Keep a few comfy spa robes and flip flops around so your guests can feel cozy and pampered.
5. Enjoy Some Peace and Quiet
After a long day of being bombarded with the news, social media, meal planning, and traffic in addition to a busy day at the office or taking care of your family, you need some peace and quiet. Spend some time in your spa, listening to the calming sounds of moving water, breathing the crisp air, and gazing at the stars–you’ll feel the stress of the day wash away.