Winter months can be a real drag. You’re cooped up inside, the days are short, and you have to scrape ice off your windshield every morning. But what if instead of dreading wintertime, you could learn to enjoy it? What if there was some way that you could make winter more fun?
Add fun and relaxation to your busy holiday by taking advantage of your hot tub during the colder months. With just a few simple steps your hot tub will be ready for anything the wintry weather throws at it allowing you to enjoy not only this year’s winter but years’ worth of winters to come!
Bring the Magic by Adding Lights
A string of outdoor lights can liven up any space. Adding them around your outdoor hot tub will make the space more inviting as it creates the perfect enchanted atmosphere for you and your guests. Consider the following other ways to improve your hot tub’s ambiance with lights:
Consider mounting smart lights around your hot tub that you can control from your cell phone. Add timers to automatically turn on/off your lights or to control brightness settings. Smart lights can also respond to voice commands, so you don’t have to get out of the hot tub to make adjustments.
One of the easiest and most popular ways to spice-up your hot tub area is with string lights. Lights come in all shapes, sizes, and colors for a variety of illumination styles and effects. (Just make sure lights are strung high enough that no one in the hot tub will have contact with the lights while they are in the water to avoid electrocution.
Place tiki torches along the outside corners of your hot tub to add a touch of pizazz to your outdoor oasis while also keeping bugs away! Torches can also raise the temperature around the hot tub so that guests can stay warm when not fully submerged.
SUBMERSIBLE POOL LIGHTS
Both the young and the old get a kick out of submersible pool lights and all their water-changing colors. These battery-powered lights are designed with safety in mind so you can enjoy their effects without worrying about endangering any of your crowd!
The team at Aaron Pools & Spas can help you plan the lighting with your hot tub install or upgrade.
Find your ideal hot tub with our wide selection at Anchor Pools & Spas. Once you know what hot tub you want, you can plan the lighting around the design.
Create a Safe Entry and Exit With an Electric Heated Mat
A light covering of snow on the ground can create a dangerous exit and entrance into your hot tub without the help of an electric heated mat. These amazing devices are made up of four aluminum rollers attached to a track that can be built into your deck when you install it. The rollers are spaced perfectly to accept plastic mats that can be purchased in many home improvement stores.
The beauty of the electric walkway is its simplicity. Experience greater peace of mind knowing that regardless of the weather outside, you can safely enjoy your winter hot tub experience!
Invest in a Towel Warmer
A warm towel when exiting a hot tub is a luxurious addition to your winter soak time. It also helps keep your body temperature from dropping too quickly. Keep your towel warmer near your hot tub so your towels are ready upon exit!
Wear a Hat
Don’t lose precious body heat by combining wet hair with cold, outdoor temperatures. Encourage your guests to wear a hat so they can have a more comfortable experience.
Stock the Essentials—Like Cocoa and Marshmallows!
Making memories starts with a little creativity. Make your time in the hot tub with family and friends more memorable by bringing a little sugar along! Nothing supports the winter holiday better than a mug of hot cocoa to warm your insides while the hot tub warms your outsides!
Staying hydrated is especially important when you use your hot tub. During the winter months it can be especially tricky to get the proper amount of fluids you need. Alcohol dehydrates us more than anything else so if you aren’t reaching for the cocoa, keep water bottles close at hand!
Perform the Necessary Winter Maintenance
A hot tub is the perfect way to beat the winter blues. After a hard day’s work, nothing beats relaxing in your favorite hot tub with your family and friends. Ensure your hot tub is ready to perform all winter long by performing the necessary winter maintenance such as:
- Investing in a high-quality insulated cover.
- Using a thermal blanket underneath the cover to help preserve the water’s temperature and prevent freezing.
- Maintain a hot tub water temperature between 97 and 104 degrees Fahrenheit.
- Regularly clean both water and filters.
- Avoid pipe freezes by ensuring your hot tub’s freeze protection system is working.
- Don’t let your water levels fall to low to prevent components from freezing.
Does Your Hot Tub Need an Upgrade?
Boston’s cold climate necessitates a hot tub that is equipped to withstand chilly winter temps. Adding a foam board insulation will lower your monthly cost while making sure your hot tub is always ready for use.
If your current hot tub lacks the space and components you desire, consider upgrading to a new one and trading in your old hot tub to get the features you desire. Newer hot tub systems will save you money on your monthly utility bills and add enjoyment to your experience all year long!
So, what are you waiting for? Start using your hot tub this winter! Just follow these winter hot tub tips and you’ll be well on your way to enjoying this year’s winter – even more than usual!
Aaron Pools & Spas has been the go-to for all of Southern New England’s hot tub needs since it opened in 1972. We make sure our customers are taken care by providing beautiful hot tubs without any hassle!