What’s The Perfect Hot Tub Temperature? It Depends on What You Want To Do After Soaking

At Olympic Hot Tub, we recommend that all new owners start out with a 102 degree temperature setting for their Hot Spring Spa. Children generally prefer it cooler-say around 100.  As the outdoor temperature gets colder, 104 feels about right to most people.  The temperature is really a personal preference.  What feels hot to some might feel tepid to others.

What you want to do AFTER the hot tub soak will determine the length of your soak as well as the temperature of the water.  If you want to feel energized, 10-15 minutes at 102 will be invigorating. Many people soak in the morning with a cup of coffee at this temperature for a terrific full body and mind wake up.  In the evening that same temperature will put you to sleep if you stay in 20-25 minutes.  At that point you’ll feel enervated and ready for sleep.  See more about health and hot tubbing on Olympic Hot Tub’s Health Benefits page. A good thermometer is a must or having a control panel on your hot tub with a temperature reading.

Be sure to check with your doctor if you suffer from any physical aliments that are adversely affected by heat.

SANUM PER AQUA. Latin for Health through Water.

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Author: Don Riling

Don Riling is the President of Olympic Hot Tub and has been an active member of the hot tub industry for over 27 years. As the company’s owner since 2016, he has continued Olympic’s legacy of promoting health & wellness through water.

2 responses to “What’s The Perfect Hot Tub Temperature? It Depends on What You Want To Do After Soaking

  1. I have really severe restless legs (and arm) syndrome. It is approaching a 24/7/345 issue. I find a lot of relief in my hot tub. The bubbles overdrive the unpleasant sensations that cause me to continually need to move. I keep the temperature at 90° or so. I sit in a corner, lean back and will finally fall asleep. I never move from that position the whole time I am a sleep and will wake up feeling much better. I have been doing this for several years and will sleep from 4-6 hour without having the RSL symptoms. In my opinion, it beats having to use opiates to control the symptoms.

    I keep the temperature low and I live in Florida where it usually 60 or above so my upper body does not get cold.

    Is this a dangerous thing to do? Other than my skin getting prune-like. It seems like be benefits of a drug-less sleep outweigh the temporary pruney skin. I would really like your opinion.

  2. Jerold–Thanks for your question. I’d not want to speak to your personal health. I would contact your physician to see what they would recommend.

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