There is nothing like relaxing in your hot tub at the end of the day. The hot water soothes your aching feet after a long day of work. The massaging jets bring new life to your back and shoulders. You get lulled away into a state of relaxation that is almost dreamlike. Once you get in you realize that there is no place else that you want to go and nothing that you’d rather be doing.
But all good things must come to an end eventually. You obviously can’t stay submerged in hot water forever. You want to stretch it out as long as possible. So, how long is too long to be in your hot tub?
Hot Tub Temperature
It’s called a hot tub for a reason…it’s hot! Most people put the temperature up to about 104 degrees to get the maximum effect. This temperature has a positive effect on your muscles and joints, but prolonged exposure isn’t necessary better for your body overall. It isn’t recommended for you to have sustained use of more than 15 or 20 minutes at that heat. Of course, you could soak for a while and then get out and take a break to do something else. Then you could come back and soak again later.
If you want to stay in longer you could turn the heat down. Dialing it to about 98 degrees will allow you to stay in for 45 minutes to an hour.
Watch the Signs
The danger of prolonged exposure to the heat is hyperthermia. This is when your body’s temperature can no longer be regulated. If you start to get dizzy, see spots, or become nauseated then you should exit the hot tub immediately and seek medical attention. Don’t chance it! Take a break and come back later.
Also be sure to keep plenty of water close by. If you and your family are going to be spending time in or around the hot tub then there should always be a cooler full of bottled water close by.
At Texas Hot Tub Company we want you and your family to be as safe as possible. We have a staff of friendly experts that are here to answer any of your questions involving being safe in and around your hot tub. And we have plenty of hot tubs to choose from. If you want to hear from some customers that we have served then you’ll find them on our Facebook page. When you’re ready to take the plunge just give us a call or come see us at one of our locations across the state.