By Jason Cramp
7. Don’t bathe with your mouthful. Snacks can create a gooey mess if dropped into your hot tub, which can make cleaning an unpleasant task. Instead, serve any refreshments and hors d’oeuvres on the patio. If your hot tub is equipped with a built-in countertop, or if you have a spa surround with built-in bar top with barstools and bench seating, make sure bathers exit your hot tub before enjoying a snack.
8. Test the waters. Before getting in, take a look at your hot tub’s control panel, which displays the water’s actual temperature and the set temperature. As an added safety measure, check the floating thermometer and test the water with your hand. Your hot tub should be maintained at 40°C (104°F) and bathing periods should be limited to 20 minutes to avoid becoming overheated. After exiting your hot tub, be sure to allow time to cool down before getting back in.
This blog post is part 4 of 5 from our series: 10 Tips for Hot Tub Conduct