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How to Keep Your Hot Tub Cool in the Summer

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Keeping your hot tub cool this summer in the Texas heat may seem impossible, but our experts at Texas Hot Tub Company know that it isn’t.

We have a few tips and tricks to ensure you enjoy your hot tub all year long, no matter how hot it gets in Texas!

Find Some Shade to Keep Your Hot Tub Cool

Finding some shade is the first and easiest way to keep your hot tub cool this summer.

You can choose your spot strategically if you haven’t placed your hot tub yet. Make a spot near your home where some overhang is available or maybe under some trees to shield you from the sun.

If you have already placed your hot tub, it isn’t too late for you. Simply build your own shade now.

This can come in the form of a pergola or even as simple as purchasing a shade sail covering. 

No matter your choice, shade is always a great decision in Texas.

Purchase CoolZone with Your Hot Spring Spa

Using CoolZoneTM with your Hot Spring® Spa will allow you to heat your hot tub water to 104 degrees or lower it to 60 degrees!

This is not a typical feature available on most hot tubs, but with our top-of-the-line options from Hot Spring, you can enjoy this refreshingly cool dip in your backyard.

Take Your Dip Early or Late, But NOT Mid-Day

To ensure you enjoy the hot tub during the summer months, it can also be helpful to soak in the early morning or evening instead of during the day when the sun is at its highest. 

We have never heard a true Texan tell us they would go for a walk or run after lunch. The same principle applies here. It’s just too hot!

Wait till the cooler part of the day and take your dip in the shade or with your CoolZone feature, and you will be right as rain.

Keep a Cover on to Keep Your Hot Tub Cool

This one may seem counterintuitive, but you want to keep a cover on your hot tub when you aren’t using it, no matter the time of year.

The cover acts as an insulator keeping your hot tub water at the temperature you set it to.  

If you remove the cover, the sun can heat it faster, making the water too hot to enjoy. 

Having the cover on will also reduce the amount of water lost to evaporation and keep your chemistry well balanced, saving you money and cutting down on water usage. Plus, you’ll have a safety feature in place to protect anyone or anything around your spa.

Whatever you decide to do to make your hot tub soak more enjoyable this summer, our Texas Hot Tub Company experts are here to help make it happen and keep you safe. 

Stop by one of our five Texas locations today to speak with one of our professionals on the specifics of your hot tub and learn more about how you can make the most of the summer months. 

We can’t wait to see you in store.


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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