Hot tubs are all fun and games until someone does something that they shouldn’t do. Then you are left with nothing but regret. Okay, that may be a bit extreme, but generally speaking, your hot tub is all about fun. However, there are some things that you just can’t do in a hot tub. Let’s look at a few.
Don’t use it like a bathtub.
You just finished mowing and you are ready for a relaxing soak in your hot tub. Those jets are calling to your screaming muscles. But wait! Don’t get in the hot tub. Skipping the shower when you are sweaty and dirty will wreak havoc on your hot tub. Take an extra two minutes. Wash off in the shower then hit the hot tub.
Don’t make it a bubble bath.
Filling the hot tub with bubbles might look like fun. The jets with the bubble are the perfect combination for a bubblepalooza. Unfortunately, once all of the fun is over you will be left with a giant mess. Adding bubble bath will lead to you having to entirely drain, clean and refill your hot tub. In this case the fun does not outweigh the work that will follow.
Don’t soak in a storm.
It sounds relaxing, doesn’t it? Watching the storm roll in as you soak in the soothing heat of a hot tub. We can assure you that lightning striking your hot tub will be far from relaxing. The same rules that apply to the pool for thunder and lightning also apply to the hot tub.
Don’t go in with open sores.
This should go without saying, but you should avoid using your hot tub if you have an open sore. Even the cleanest of hot tubs can still have bacteria. Soaking with an open wound invites that bacteria right into your body, which can lead to infection. It just isn’t worth the risk.
Don’t use pool chemicals.
Yes we know pools and hot tubs both have water and both require sanitation, but they can’t use the same chemicals. Hot tubs have a unique set of needs. They require their own unique chemicals. So, don’t go using your pool chemicals on your spa.
Don’t drink and soak.
Everyone knows that you shouldn’t drink and drive, but you also shouldn’t drink and soak. Aside from the dangers of open water and drinking, hot tubs have other concerns. Alcohol increases your risk for overheating. It also impairs your ability to recognize that your body is overheating. Save your drinks for after your soak. You can enjoy both things in their own time.
Don’t forget to invite your friends.
Finally, don’t forget to invite your friends. All of that soothing relaxation that you enjoy every day in your hot tub…yeah, your friends need that too. So, don’t be stingy with your hot tub. Invite your friends over and share the hot tub love.
Now that you know what not to do, you are free to enjoy all of the things that you CAN do! Hot tubs are fun!!! Avoiding this list of no-nos will keep you from enduring unwanted work and consequences.
If you are ready to enjoy all of the fun of a hot tub, come see us at Texas Hot Tub Company. Our selection of Jacuzzi hot tubs will take the fun in your life to a whole new level.