The swimming pool and hot tub contractors from Tipton Pools in Knoxville, Tennessee ask, do you use your hot tub in the summer? When they talk with their pool customers, the answer is usually, “not really.” Well, why not? The hot tub is a luxury in the winter and cooler months when it is frigid weather, but a soak in a hot tub with its soothing jets in the summer is also a treat.
Swimming pool owners know that once the weather turns cold — and depending on where you live, it may happen sooner than you want! Once the weather starts cooling off, though and the pool water is too cold to swim in comfortably, then your thoughts turn to the heated water of the hot tub.
Don’t let your hot tub languish all summer long and here’s why.
Do you use your hot tub in the summer?
There are concerns that don’t arise with a hot tub in the summer:
- There will be no frozen plumbing.
- You won’t freeze getting into and out of the hot tub — although a heated towel rack certainly helps with that.
- Even if your hot tub isn’t winterized, you can still use it and the temperature will stay stable. BUT we urge you to get the hot tub winterized so you don’t have to deal with burst plumbing in the middle of winter.
- The hot tub water stays more stable in temp in the summer because the outdoor air won’t chill the water.
- A soak in a hot tub is still ideal for sore and achy muscles after a workout.
- A hot tub soak will also help relieve stress and who doesn’t have stress during the COVID-19 pandemic?
- Always use a cover — winter or summer — to protect the hot tub structure, keep the water cleaner and keep people safe from falling in.
Talk with your pool contractor and see what he estimates it will cost to heat and maintain and service your hot tub year round. If you’re looking for a new pool and hot tub contractor this year, give us a call.