Hot Tub Water Temperature: What You Should Know | Outdoor Dream Company

Hot tubs offer an enjoyable way to unwind after exercise or with friends. But to maximize their use, the correct temperature must be chosen to enjoy every moment spent soaking.  Let’s look at some everyday things about hot tub water temperatures.

 

 

 

 

 

Thermostat Settings

 

 

 

 

Most hot tubs feature controls that make controlling and adjusting the temperature manageable, such as buttons marked “+” for increasing and “-” for decreasing temperature.

 

 

 

 

 

Maintaining an optimal temperature in your hot tub enables you to take more pleasure out of it. It reduces the amount of chemicals needed to maintain its quality, as well as makes hydrotherapy provided by its jets more effective.

 

 

 

 

 

Safety Measures

 

 

 

 

Hot tubs can reach temperatures as high as 106 degrees Fahrenheit or higher, potentially causing nausea, rashes, and other health problems for users.

 

 

 

 

 

Elderly individuals, pregnant women, and those living with heart conditions are advised to use lower water temperatures, as these groups tend to overheat more easily as their bodies cannot regulate themselves as efficiently.

 

 

 

 

 

Kids tend to be more sensitive than adults to hot water temperatures, and their inability to cool off quickly means they can quickly overheat in just minutes. Therefore, it’s crucial that their time in a hot tub be monitored, and they exit once their heart rate has returned to normal.

 

 

 

 

 

Be sure to wear a bathing suit thoroughly washed and sanitized before entering a hot tub to avoid infections from bacteria and microorganisms. Also, stay out of direct sunlight when using the hot tub.

 

 

 

 

 

Maintaining the Temperature

 

 

 

 

Finding your optimal hot tub temperature may require some trial and error, but once found, it’s crucial to maintain it to minimize running costs and stop it from becoming contaminated with harmful bacteria.

 

 

 

 

 

The PHTA suggests testing the water temperature before each use and keeping a thermometer handy just in case adjustments need to be made. In addition, testing during and between uses is also advised.

 

 

 

 

 

Temperatures mustn’t surpass 104 degrees Fahrenheit for young children, pregnant women, or people with certain heart conditions. Extended exposure can cause blood vessels to expand, leading to an increase in heart rate that may even result in fainting or shock.

 

 

 

 

 

Troubleshooting

 

 

 

 

Nothing puts a damper on a relaxing soak like discovering that the hot tub water is suddenly freezing or fluctuating unpredictably in temperature. Although this could indicate serious troubleshooting issues, in most cases, it can usually be resolved without professional services from a hot tub store.

 

 

 

 

 

Examine your filters for dirt and debris that might obstruct water flow and prevent heating. This could also deter jets from moving water around effectively, leading to colder than desired results. The recommended safe temperature range for hot tubs is 102 – 104 degrees Fahrenheit; most hot tubs should not exceed this threshold. If the temperature exceeds this limit, this may indicate that either your heater or temperature sensor needs recalibration.

 

 

 

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