Finding The Perfect Hot Tub Water Temperature
As a brand new hot tub owner, one of the first questions that probably comes to mind is, “how hot should the water be?”. No matter the style or model of your hot tub, the temperature range of the water is one aspect that remains universal.
According to the US Consumer Product Safety Commission, the water temperature of a hot tub is best between 100°F and 102°F. The standard maximum temperature is 104°F. We recommend testing out the water temperatures with you and your family members so you can best determine a suitable temperature for everyone together. Constantly changing temperatures can actually increase your operational costs and the wear of your hot tub, so finding the ideal temperature right away has its benefits.
Although 100°F and above is ideal for warm water therapy on the body, there are instances when the temperature should go below that. Children under 5 years old should not be in a hot tub, but if they must, the water should be at 95°F max. It’s also highly recommended that the children do not stay for more than 15 minutes at a time.
Another instance of lowered temperatures is for pregnant women. First, they should consult their physician before using a hot tub. If you are pregnant and using a hot tub, should you feel any discomfort at all, always get out of the tub.
If you have any other medical conditions or have a prescription that can cause side effects such as dizziness or drowsiness, we also recommend speaking with your physicians so you can take any necessary precautions. While hot tubs are fun for the family, the most important factor is always safety!
Last but not least, if the summer sun is out and temperatures are rising, some may find it more relaxing to lower their hot tub temperature while going for a soak. 95°F or even 85°F, whatever suits your needs that day; we suggest giving it a try.
If you’re ever unsure about the temperature capabilities of your hot tub or how to properly regulate it, you can visit one of our locations and speak to our spa specialists! We also have an FAQs page for any related questions you may have.