Can I Use My Hot Tub in Summer? Warm Weather Hot Tub Tips

Smiling young couple enjoying their hot tub on a summer day

Finally, things are starting to heat up in the Midwest. After a long winter, people can’t wait to get outside and enjoy all the activities they couldn’t take advantage of in the winter, from hiking green trails to cooling off in the community pool.

Soaking in a hot tub might not spring to mind as a warm weather activity, but it should!

If you aren’t using your hot tub year round, you’re missing out. The benefits of owning a hot tub don’t stop or diminish depending on the time of year — it’s just as relaxing in summer as it is in the cold winter months or the cool, crisp days of spring and fall. Getting the most out of your hot tub in summer is all about knowing the optimal times and ways to use it, and we’ll show you how. 

Here are some of the best ways to use your hot tub all summer long.

How to Use Your Hot Tub in Summer

Take advantage of cooler times of day

In the summer, the coolest times are in the morning, at dusk, and in the evening. These are your prime times to enjoy your hot tub.

Soaking in your hot tub at dusk or later is a great way to unwind after a long day, sooth your muscles and joints, and promote a better night’s sleep. Soaking in the morning, on the other hand, can get your blood circulating and invigorate you for the day ahead.

Enjoy a soak during or after rain

The ethereal sensation of soaking in a hot tub during a rain storm — as long as there is no threat of lightning — is hard to beat. Another plus is rain usually brings cooler temps, so taking a dip during or after a summer rain is a prime time to use your hot tub in the warmer months.

Relax before or after a dip in the pool

Slipping into the soothing, warm waters of a hot tub before or after a swim is a favorite of many people. It can also benefit your body by relaxing your joints. Whether the pool is at your home, the gym, or a community center, starting or finishing off with a hot tub session can be just what the doctor ordered.

Sooth your muscles after a workout

Relaxing in a hot tub is beneficial after any workout session, whether you prefer water aerobics in a swim spa, a yoga class, or a run through your neighborhood. The heat and massaging jets sooth muscles and joints and help your body to recover more quickly.

A 10 minute soak before a workout can help to warm your muscles up for the activity ahead as well!

Elevate a gathering with friends

Being able to jump in and out of a hot tub during an outdoor movie night, barbeque, or any other gathering with friends only adds to the fun. Having a variety of activities makes a gathering more interactive and energetic.

You can even use your hot tub features and additions to enhance the party atmosphere, such as:

  • Water features
  • Wi-Fi module
  • Sound system
  • Interior and exterior lighting
  • Covana gazebo

Final tip: Using your hot tub anytime, including the hottest or most humid of days, is possible with certain adjustments. Try lowering your water temperature or add some shade with a patio umbrella or a traditional gazebo.

Have more questions about using your hot tub in the summer, maintenance tips, or thinking of buying a hot tub? Give us a call at Cal Spas of Minnesota today!