5 Things You Should NOT Do in a Hot Tub

When it comes to soaking in a bubbly spa, there are a ton of things you can do: play games, listen to music, enjoy good company, relax and enjoy the solitude … just to name a few! However, there are a few things you should NOT do in a hot tub. Take care of yourself and your hot tub, and get the most out of the smartest investment you’ve ever made by avoiding these things.

1. You Should Not Drink Alcohol 

Hot tubs, like those by Hot Spring® Spas, make the ultimate party place, but you should never consume alcohol while you entertain in your spa. Alcohol dehydrates you, and so does prolonged time in a hot tub. You can become dehydrated fairly quickly when you combine the two, which not only increases your chance of illness but creates the perfect storm for accidents.

2. Never Soak with a Wound

If you have sore muscles, your hot tub is the number one place you need to go to. But, if you have an open cut, rash, or infection it’s best to steer clear of the spa. Your water should have plenty of sanitizers, but they are not for medical use. You can quickly make your situation worse if you don’t take proper care of your wound.

3. Refrain from Using Cheap Chemicals

When it comes to spa chemicals, you get what you pay for. It’s common for big-box retailers to have their chemicals in warehouses for extended periods of time, where the temperature is not always controlled. Shop only local, high-quality chemicals to keep your water crystal clear, and your hot tub running efficiently. 

4. Be Careful of Contaminants 

You should NOT ever add anything to your hot tub that is not “spa-approved”. This includes things such as bath bombs and bubble bath. Be aware of things like body lotions, glitter, and oils that could also taint your healthy spa water. 

5. You Should Not Soak in Severe Weather

Summer or winter, night or day, whenever you choose to relax in your hot tub is up to you. However, it’s dangerous to try and squeeze in a spa session with lighting or thunder on the horizon. 

There may be a few things you should not do while enjoying your spa, but there are endless possibilities for things you CAN. Have any questions about hot tub do’s and don’ts? Contact Texas Hot Tub Company! Our spa professionals are experts when it comes to using, servicing, and finding the perfect hot tub for you and your family.  


The 2019 Limelight Collection Owner’s Manual will help you understand your spa’s features, and answer questions you might have regarding spa operation, water care, and maintenance. There is also a troubleshooting section included for your convenience.  

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