Hot water has been used for centuries to help people feel better, relieve pain, and get rid of stress. Spas are the perfect place to relax in hot water, as spending time in spa is the ultimate way to decompress and relieve aches and pains.
Learning the ideal water temperature for you can ensure that you are getting the most out of your spa.
Spa water temperatures range anywhere from 32-40 degrees Celsius. Never exceed 40 degrees celsius in your hot tub. Temperatures exceeding 42 degrees celsius can potentially lead to heat stroke. Also keep in mind that your age and health can also change the safe temperature zone.
Below are some guidelines on setting your spa or swim spa temperature.
Babies Babies should not be taken into in hot spas. Baby bodies can heat to unsafe temperatures, and they can’t communicate their discomfort.
When Pregnant If you are pregnant, consult your doctor before using a spa. Limit the amount of time you spend in the hot water, and never exceed a temperature of 40 degrees celsius.
In Winter In the colder winter months, your spa can become a wonderfully warm and relaxing experience in your own backyard. Remember to never exceed a temperature of 40 degrees celsius, and drink plenty of water before and after your spa session.
In Summer In the warmer months, keeping your spa temperature below 32 degrees can be refreshing and relaxing, as the slightly warm water will refresh you while making you feel relaxed.
For Kids Kids never stop moving, so make sure the water is not so warm they overheat. During longer spa sessions it's recommended to have children sit in the cool down seats which aren’t as deep in the water.
For Older Adults Older adults who suffer from health issues, particularly heart problems, should consult a doctor before using a hot water spa. A doctor may recommend relaxing in your spa with a lower temperature. It’s also important to stay hydrated, drinking water before, during and after your spa session.