What Temperature Should My Hot Tub Be?

The temperature of your Jacuzzi® Brand Hot Tub depends on two factors: personal preference and who will be using it.

If you are a healthy adult then the temperature depends on what is most enjoyable for you. Adults with health conditions, or who are pregnant, may have set limitations from physicians, or may not be able to enter at all.

Children must be able to meet certain requirements, and should follow simple rules before using the hot tub. It can be very beneficial to your health to use a hot tub, but it is important to first discuss with your physician possible limitations you may have before using one.

Jacuzzi® Brand Hot Tubs can provide a wonderful and relaxing experience with the right temperature setting. You can easily manage the temperature of your hot tub with the help of user-friendly spa controls. Find out what temperature is best for you and your loved ones!

Average Hot Tub Temperatures for Adults

For healthy adults who wish to have a soak in the hot tub, the temperature depends solely on personal preference. Some prefer it warm, and in the 98°F to 100°F range, whereas others may find hot tubs most enjoyable at the maximum temperature of 104°F.

The average enjoyable temperature for adults is 100°F to 102°F. The best way to find out which temperature is best for you is through trial and error. If you enter the hot tub, and within a few minutes it feels uncomfortably hot, try turning it down by two degrees. The next time you enter the hot tub you will be able to see if that temperature is enjoyable for you or not.

What Temperature is Recommended for Children?

Children under five years of age should not be permitted in hot tubs, under any circumstances. It might even be recommended that parents wait until their child is at least ten years of age before they allow them to go into a hot tub. It is crucial that, while in a seated position, the water reaches the child’s shoulders. The head and neck should not be submerged, to ensure safety.

Children are much more sensitive to heat than adults are, which is why it is imperative that the temperature be turned down. The temperature should be anywhere from 95°F to 98°F, or even lower if your child is more delicate when it comes to heat.

While in the hot tub it is important to make sure that the child stays hydrated. Taking them out of the hot tub every fifteen minutes, for a break from the heat, and to have a drink, is a great way to enhance safety.

Yoga and Exercise in the Hot Tub

Exercising in your hot tub is just one of the many ways that you can experience the many health benefits of Jacuzzi® Brand Hot Tubs. The buoyancy, mixed with the heat of the jets, alleviates pressure from sore joints and soothes sore muscles. If you plan on exerting yourself within your hot tub, turning down the temperature is very important. A temperature of 96°F is great for exercising and yoga, because it allows you to cool down slightly during your workout, still relieves muscles and isn’t so hot that you will feel ill.

Dehydration can be avoided with a lower water temperature and proper hydration. Keeping a water bottle nearby is a great way to stay hydrated and encourage you to step out of the hot tub for a moment, so that you don’t overheat. Always consult a physician before beginning any exercise regimen.

Keeping Consistent Temperatures

Through trial and error, with yourself and loved ones, you can decide on a set temperature that everyone can agree upon. Constantly changing the temperature won’t add to the energy efficiency of your hot tub, and will only put stress on the system of your Jacuzzi® Brand Hot Tub. The only time you should really consider lowering it is if you are planning on leaving for a vacation, or a long period of time.

To learn more about ideal hot tub temperatures or Jacuzzi® Brand Hot Tubs, contact Jacuzzi® Hot Tubs of Wilmington today!

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