Maintain a Hot Tub During the Cold Weather
Can you believe it’s practically January? I, for one, cannot. The summer season came and went, the fall season passed in the blink of an eye and now we are in winter, which already seems to be lasting forever. I do not do well in the cold. I have no idea how I managed to live in New York City for nearly three years. Here in Southern California, where weather is quite mild in comparison to the east coast and other parts of the country where it snows, it has been bone-chilling cold and rainy for days in a row. Just last week I was telling my coworker that all I wanted to do was stay inside all weekend, away from the cold and rain. She then proceeded to tell me her kids spent a good amount of time in the hot tub when it was freezing and raining. “We maintain our hot tub all year, even during the winter. My kids’ favorite time to hang out in the spa is when it’s cold and raining.” After I gave her a weird look, I thought to myself, okay, I get it, it makes sense; although temperatures outside are chilly, the hot tub is comforting and inviting, where the body can remain warm and cozy.
Sundance® Spas recommends hot tub maintenance during the winter to all spa owners. Many people in cold snowy climates enjoy the benefits a hot tub can provide more so in the winter than any other season. Year round hot tub maintenance is a given and hot tub winterization is not even considered. Here are the most common reasons spa owners choose to maintain a hot tub during the coldest months:
- Weather related pain: People with weather-related pain suffer from intense joint discomfort during the cold seasons. Submerging achy bones in a steamy hot tub is the ultimate means for alleviating that “chilled to the bone” feeling.
- Thrill factor: Sitting in hot bubbling water in the company of friends and family while snow is falling all around is exhilarating and delightful!
- Muscle soreness from winter activities: Sledding, skiing, snowboarding, and skating. Most people will endure muscle pain after their first time partaking in winter sports and activities. Hydromassage can help beginner or advanced winter sports enthusiasts minimize sore muscles.
- Winter blues: Some people experience a serious mood change when the seasons change. They may sleep too much, have little energy, and may also feel depressed during the winter. Hot tubs conveniently located in the backyard help get people outside in invigorating hot water, in social settings, enjoying nature, diverting the urge to “hibernate” during the cold.
Many families actually prefer to use a hot tub when weather is the coldest and plan holiday activities around the use of their spas. A hot tub is designed for a range of ages, whether children or grandparents, everyone can enjoy a relaxing soak and gentle therapy. The best hot tubs function as ideal settings during all seasons to bring the family and friends together.