7 Things You Should Do Before Getting In a Hot Tub

Have you ever wondered about the different things you should be doing before getting into a hot tub? Having a hot tub can be an incredible experience. However, to get the most from your hot tub, you still need to ensure you’ve taken some time to prepare the hot tub appropriately (and yourself!) for a long and relaxing soak. Luckily, our experts are on hand today, and we’re here to help you find out more about the 7 key things you should do before getting in a hot tub – you might just find that it transforms your enjoyment of your hot tub, overall.

What Should I Do Before Getting in a Hot Tub?

So, you’re preparing for a long and soothing soak in your hot tub – but you’re not quite sure how to get started? If this is something you’ve experienced, don’t worry; you’re not alone. Luckily, our experts are on hand to help you find some of the key things you should know before getting in a hot tub – helping your soak go smoothly and giving you the greatest relaxation potential overall.

1. Preparing Yourself for a Dip

Of course, one of the first things you should do before getting in your hot tub is to prepare yourself! We shouldn’t have to point out the obvious things here, such as getting out of your everyday clothes and into your favourite swimwear; however, there are a few factors that many people overlook.

For example, some people don’t realise that they should remove their favourite jewellery before getting into the hot tub. In addition, we highly recommend you have a shower before getting into your hot tub and after to remove any oils from your body. These could leave your hot tub filters getting blocked up over time if you aren’t able to wash before getting in your hot tub; so, take a little time to really get yourself in the mood for a relaxing soak with a lovely warm shower, to begin with. It’s not only relaxing, but it’ll keep your hot tub at its best for as long as possible.

2. Make Sure You’ve Got Clothes Ready for Afterwards

There’s nothing worse than being in a hot, luxurious hot tub and enjoying a soak – and then realising you’ve forgotten to prepare for the chilly air when you get out! That shock is quite uncomfortable, as anyone who’s used a hot tub or swim spa and forgotten to prepare before will know. As such, if this is something you have experienced, we highly recommend that you prepare some clothes for after your soak. A thick, towelling dressing gown is ideal for this application – and a nice, cozy blanket as well, ideally.

3. Check the Hot Tub’s Temperature

Your hot tub’s temperature should stay stable – but sometimes, technical malfunctions happen (especially common with lower-quality or old hot tub systems). With this in mind, before hopping into your hot tub, we highly recommend checking the temperature settings, to begin with. Once you’ve checked the temperature settings, test out the water with a finger or toe – just to be sure!

4. Test Your Tub’s Chemical Balance

If you clean your hot tub using chlorine cleaners, you may want to check the chemical balance with a pH strip before getting in. Your hot tub water should be around neutral, or pH seven; if the hot tub is distinctly more or less acidic than this, you should take care to see whether the chemical balance may be wrong (and if so, don’t risk getting into the tub).

5. Ensure the Tub is Clean and Clear

Before getting in your hot tub, you should always give the tub a quick once-over to make sure it’s clean, clear, and hygienic to soak in. Of course, your hot tub cover’s lid should protect the tub from getting contaminated with any debris or the like; however, accidents can happen, so it’s not impossible for dirt to get into the tub. With this in mind, you should always clean your hot tub regularly to remove any built-up debris and dirt; furthermore, we highly recommend that you check this quickly before getting in. Even a small film of algae in your hot tub could severely impact its safety, so this is crucial to consider!

6. Get the Hot Tub Safe Tumblers Ready 

There’s nothing more luxurious than the thought of soaking in a hot tub with a glass of wine or your favourite drink – but you should never bring glasses into the tub. Glasses are easy to drop into the tub, where the rapidly moving water could easily damage them – and do we really need to explain why fragments of glass in your hot tub could be dangerous? Instead, reach for hot tub-safe glasses, typically made from more durable clear plastic, instead to keep your tub looking its best.

7. Relax and Enjoy!

That’s all there is to it. Now, all that’s left to do is slip into the hot tub and enjoy the time, with the feel of the gently bubbling, moving hot water lapping against your skin and whisking your worries away! If sharing the tub with others, though, you should always try to sit away from the steps to ensure that everyone using the tub can get in (and out) safely and comfortably. This simple precaution ensures you don’t have to face the more precarious danger of trying to climb out over the edges of the hot tub (which can often be slippery and have very little grip).

But remember: your hot tub is there for you to enjoy. So, once you’re all in, put your feet up (as it were) and relax – you deserve this chance. Because, if you ask us, there’s very little better for pampering than a lovely soak in a hot tub after a busy day!

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For Further Advice On Hot Tub Care, Call Infinity Hot Tubs

If you’ve been planning to spend some time soaking in a hot tub, it’s integral to first take several steps to overcome potential issues and challenges you may face while doing so. Indeed, making the most of your hot tub shouldn’t have to be majorly difficult, but it nevertheless requires a little care and consideration to ensure that you don’t do damage to yourself or your hot tub! Hopefully, today’s guide will have helped with this goal – and we wish you all the best with your brand new hot tub.

For further information regarding hot tub care and what you should do prior to getting in a hot tub, please waste no time and be sure to give our team a call today.