Now that summer has arrived and the weather is warm, your first thought would be to jump into your pool. Many people may not think to use their hot tub during the hotter months of the year, but do not underestimate how enjoyable your hot tub can still be!

With these eight tips below, you can make the most out of your hot tub all summer long. 

1. Turn the temperature down

When you think of a hot tub, you automatically think of scorching hot water. During the summer, though, your hot tub will be more enjoyable if you turn the heat significantly down or completely off. 

By doing so, you can have a refreshing dip in your hot tub — making the best use of it during the warm season. 

 

2. Use it at night

Summer nights are the optimal time for a soak in your hot tub. A nighttime will help you feel relaxed and refreshed after a long day and get you ready for a good night’s sleep. 

Since the temperature goes down after dusk, you can increase the heat in your hot tub to keep warm if needed, or keep it cool on a particularly hot night. 

 

3. Stay sun (and heat) safe

When water reflects the sun, it is easier to get a sunburn. If you have the temperature turned up, you can also get overheated. 

To prevent these situations, limit the amount of time you spend in your hot tub under the sun, or consider installing a shading structure like a gazebo or fence around the hot tub’s perimeter. And remember — always wear waterproof sunscreen! 

 

4. Stay hydrated

Drinking plenty of water is another important factor for enjoying your hot tub during the summer. Whether you are in a hot tub, pool or just lounging in the backyard, hydration needs to stay top of mind when you are spending time outside in the heat. 

If you think you may forget to drink water, set a reminder alarm on your cell phone to help remind you!

 

5. Do your routine maintenance

Annual maintenance is important to ensure your hot tub is in proper working condition. And having your hot tub drained and inspected by a professional pool company in Vancouver is your most effective option. 

They will clean the hot tub, and once it is filled with water, they will make sure the chemicals are balanced. By taking care of these items, you will be sure to get the most out of your hot tub this summer and beyond. 

 

6. Ensure your hot tub safety

Summer may be a time for relaxation and fun, but it is also important to remember safety. That way, you can both enjoy your time and make sure you are taking care of yourself and your family. 

For tips on how to enjoy your hot tub safely all year, take a look at our hot tub safety tips

 

7. Style your patio deck

The way your patio deck is styled goes hand-in-hand with your hot tub experience! There are a number of options available, many of which can create a wonderful ambience that adds to your hot tub experience. Try creating an entertainment space, going natural with plants and trees, or making your own zen sanctuary. 

Looking for more ideas? Check out our top 6 ways to style your patio deck!

 

8. Add lights!

One of the best ways to customize your hot tub is with lights. You can add them inside your hot tub, outside your hot tub and to the surrounding landscape to create a beautiful atmosphere. For some of our best lighting suggestions, click here.  

Don’t hold back on your hot tub experience this summer. By following these tips, you can ensure you make great use of it even during the warmer months!