We get it – it’s well over 90F outside and you’re dreaming of cool pools rather than thinking about heating up in a steamy tub. But rather than allow your hot tub to go unused and wasted until the fall, you can turn that hot tub into a functional and enjoyable spot in no time.
Turning Hot Tubs Into Cool Pools
Who says you have to maintain a hot temperature in your hot tub or spa? Hot tub owners can easily cool off their hot tubs by:
- Reducing their hot tub’s temperature to 85F or less
- Run the air jets and leave the hot tub spa cover open at night.
- Grab some bags of ice from the convenience store and dump them in the hot tub!
Keep Your Hot Tub Spa Cover On
The great thing about turning hot tubs into cool pools is that the hot tub is insulated. Once you’ve achieved a desirable temperature for your so-called “hot” tub, make sure that you keep your hot tub spa cover on during the day or when the tub’s not in use so you can take advantage of your spa’s insulation capabilities.
Take Advantage of Your Tub’s Summertime Mode
Many of the newer hot tubs and spas now include a summertime mode that will reduce the temperature of you spa simply by reducing you spa’s filtration time (having constant circulation in your spa increases the water temperature).
One thing that you certainly don’t want to do is completely drain your hot tub or turn off the filter. By keeping water in the spa, you’ll be keeping the tub moist and prevent any cracking or foundation problems. Keeping the filter running will keep the water clear and help maintain your pumps.