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 20 years. As the company’s owner since 2016, he has continued Olympic’s legacy of promoting health & wellness through hot water therapy.