In recent years, the hot tub has become an object of considerable diffusion. It helps to manage to conquer a privileged place within the homes of Devon and Cornwall. It’s not difficult to imagine the reasons behind this success. Anyone who has ever had the opportunity to enter it, even for just a few minutes, can perfectly describe the countless benefits of the hot tub from a physical and mental point of view.
However, to take full advantage of it, it’s necessary to have a clear idea of how to use the hot tub. In this article, we’ll show you step by step, what’re the precautions to follow while using a Jacuzzi? So, let’s see a series of valuable tips and information for their correct use.
Tips to Use the Hot Tub Correctly and Effectively
1. Water disinfection
Depending on the particular model, the water disinfection can be automatic or manual. Liquid products or compact tablets can be used. However, avoid abrasive and aggressive products that can irreparably damage the circuit components. To prevent water contamination, it’s always recommended to take a lukewarm shower before diving to free the skin from residues of cosmetic products.
2. Don’t use shampoo and other cleaning products
All these products must never be added to the water unless specifically indicated in the instruction booklet. Or if the tank is equipped with a special filter. Otherwise, the foam deposit could clog pipes and filters. Instead, you can use the hot tub together with special aromatic drops to make your relaxing bath even more special.
3. Adjust the pressure of the air/water jet and the orientation of the nozzles
Depending on the type of massage you want to get, more or less energetic or sweet and relaxing, you can adjust the air and water and the orientation of the jets to direct the message towards specific areas of the body at will.
4. Attention to the hair!
It may not come to everyone’s mind, but pay attention to the hair because hairs could inadvertently get caught inside the dispensing nozzles. Therefore, to avoid unpleasant inconveniences and pains, it’s always good to remember to tie them before entering the hot tub. If you have long hair, it would be better to use a cap.
An even better method would be to use fabric swimming caps. A little trick of using swimming caps; before wearing it, wet it in a bit of water, then squeeze it. It will make it more malleable and therefore easier to wear.
5. Adjust the temperature
The water must be at the right degree of heat to allow you to immediately enter inside and relax adequately. Prefer a temperature similar to that of your body, and in any case not higher than 40 °C. It must be considered that the movement generated by the jets will make it feel hotter than it actually is.
Don’t consume alcohol before or inside the tub because the high temperature of the water and the relaxing effect greatly increase the intoxicating “sensation” of the alcohol, which enters the circulation quickly. Likewise, the risk of “drowsiness” increases considerably, with the possibility of drowning that results.
What if the hot tub bath is outdoors?
If you decide to use an outdoor hot tub in the winter season, you need to pay close attention to the ice that can form on its edge. It, in fact, becomes hazardous because it makes the entrance extremely slippery.
Remember to always cover the tub with a towel to prevent someone, especially children or pets, from falling inside and for hygiene reasons. In addition, it’s necessary to empty the tank immediately after use and wash it with non-aggressive and alkaline products.
It may then happen that pebbles, pine cones, or simply some earth sand can scratch the bottom or the wall. If the scratch is only superficial, it can be smoothed with simple fine-grained sandpaper. On the other hand, if it is deeper, it may be necessary to do repeated treatments with a polishing paste.
Indeed the outdoor hot tub is more delicate and subject to breakdowns than an indoor one. Because it may happen that small leaves, herbs, or filaments can penetrate inside the water recirculation system, damaging the engine over time.
Attention to some particular categories of people
People who have diabetes, cardiovascular disease, and hypertension should consult their doctor before using a hot tub. As the doctor can give you the best information on exposure time, water temperature, or pressure in the jets.
Avoid using electrical devices, including telephones, radios, televisions, and any wired instruments, in or near the tub. If necessary, use battery-powered devices and leave them at an adequate safe distance from the water!
These are our tips for making the most of your hot tub. You can book a spa, set up one at home. You just have to choose the hot tub you prefer and indulge in this little cuddle. For any further information, please don’t hesitate to contact us.