When you’re getting ready to invest in a hot tub, you probably have a lot of questions. One question we hear a lot from prospective customers concerns whether it’s okay to use a hot tub every day. The simple answer is yes, you can do this—but a better question might be whether you will use it every day.
After all, it can be a significant investment in your home, one that requires regular cleaning and maintenance. It’s smart to consider how often you can and will use your hot tub. Here’s how to get the most out of your new favorite home feature.
Consider your hot tub’s purpose
First, think about why you’re buying a hot tub. Do you plan to use it primarily on your own, with your partner and family or when you’re entertaining guests? This will have significant bearing on whether you actually will use the hot tub every day, and for how long.
Many people purchase hot tubs for the health and relaxation benefits. Hydrotherapy is a well-documented way to ease muscle and joint pain, recover from workouts, improve your sleep and boost your circulation. For those reasons alone, you might want to use it every day—who couldn’t use better sleep and less pain?
However, if your main goal for the hot tub is romantic evenings or social gatherings, it’s important to be realistic about how often you’ll use it. Think about how often you invite people over now, or how much quality time you and your partner are typically able to set aside. That will indicate whether this is a wise investment.
Planning for everyday use
If you’re determined to use your hot tub every day, or even every other day, there are two things to consider: how to work it into your routine, and how to reduce barriers to use.
Making hot tub use an everyday occurrence depends on your schedule and why you’re using it. For example, if you want to take a dip to recover from workouts, it makes sense to schedule 15 to 20 minutes after each workout. When you want to improve your sleep and unwind from a long day, you’ll probably plan hot tub time for an hour or so before bed. Blocking out some time on your schedule can go a long way toward encouraging everyday use.
Reducing the barriers to use is a bit different. For example, if you hate getting out of the tub in cold weather, bring a warm bathrobe and slippers to make the trek inside warmer. On the other hand, if you hate cleaning and maintaining the tub, you might want to enlist someone to take care of those tasks for you, or get a self-cleaning hot tub system. For every excuse you could make to not use your hot tub, find a way to manage those problems or expectations.
Let’s face it: when you finally have a hot tub, it won’t take much to encourage you to use it. However, planning ahead can make your entire experience more enjoyable.
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