Hot Tub Water Temperature
How Hot Should My Water Be
It might seem like an obvious answer but believe it or not - "how hot should the water be" is one of the most common questions we get asked and it's one of those questions that continues to confuse new hot tub owners - the truth is, it's pretty obvious; as hot as you want it to be.
Most hot tub control systems have a set maximum temperature (approx. 40ºC) and a set minimum temperature to protect the hot tub from damage caused by the cold (approx. 7ºC) which initiates the pumps and blowers to prevent the water from freezing.
Hotter The Better
The maximum temperature of a hot tub is 40º C for safety reasons and some people like to bathe in water of this temperature especially in the Winter and its usually the women who prefer the warmer temperature around the 38 to 39 degrees mark.
Similarly, the ability to lower the temperature in hot summer months can be of great benefit in helping you cool down, it will also save you money by turning it down that degree or two. As long as you maintain the water as you would normally, there is no reason why you cannot lower the temperature and enjoy your hot tub like a small cooling pool during the summer.
The fact of the matter is there is no single temperature that will please everyone - personal preference and the time of the year both play an important part so just choose the temperature that works best for you, your family, and friends.
If you suffer with high blood pressure or have heart problems or perhaps you are expecting - it is important to consult your doctor before jumping in a hot tub, especially for prolonged periods or at high temperatures.