A great thing that Texans don’t have to worry about is closing the pool every winter. Although some cold weather and freezes occasionally occur, nothing beats relaxing in a spa when the cold season arrives; there are specific procedures a spa owner should know.
Even if the thermometer reads 60 degrees, it can be cold in the southern states. Below are some tips that will help you enjoy the benefits of your hot tub this winter season:
Plan for Exiting the Spa
The plan for leaving the hot tub is different in the summer than in the winter. Plan your time in the spa before you go in. It’s handy to have a bathrobe or towel within reach. The same goes for slippers or rubber shoes to protect your feet from the cold. If you are in the tub with more than one person, ensure you have these items within reach for them. Also, be careful when entering or exiting the spa, especially if the surface is icy. A good pair of shoes or slippers with tread is excellent. Suitable footwear is essential, especially if you walk quickly across the yard to get into your home.
Water Temperature in the Spa is Crucial
Regardless of the season, the water temperature in your hot tub should not exceed 104°F. Your body sweats and, therefore, cannot regulate the temperature while in the water. When the temperature is at its highest, you can suffer heat stroke, and become dizzy or drowsy, which can lead to drowning.
Another reason the water can be too high is the cold weather itself. Since the head and shoulders are exposed to cold air be conservative and keep the temperature around 100°F or slightly less.
We hope these tips help you to enjoy the spa this winter. And speaking of winter, why not organize a Winter Spa party? Visit our blog for information on organizing parties by the pool. Are you planning on building a pool? Call Platinum Pools today at 281.870.1600 or visit our website for a free quote.