For the most part in Northwest Ohio and Southeast Michigan, spas are only enjoyed in the summer months. When in-ground pools are closed, the spa is covered as well for the winter months. However, more and more families are enjoying their spas in the winter months as well.
Using your spa in the winter can improve your health, your temperament and your overall quality of life. Hydrotherapy is effective during every part of the year, including the cold winter months. While enjoying your spa in the summer has many benefits, there are fantastic ways to enjoy your spa in the winter months including:
We’d like to offer five tips for using your outdoor spa in the winter:
Have some fun with friends: Winter and Holiday gatherings are fun, but, you are typically stuck indoors the whole time. If you are entertaining a small group of friends, you can entertain indoors and out of doors all season long. Encourage them to bring along their suit for a relaxing time in the spa. You and your guests may be surprised how appealing it is to see the steam rising from the spa, encouraging them to stay a while.
Ward off cold and flu season: When using your spa in the winter, it can actually help you sweat out some of the toxins floating around in your body. Getting the sniffles this winter is inevitable. When you feel them coming on, crank up the temperature in your spa to about 104 degrees and enjoy a good, long soak.
Jump in after a day of outside play: After spending the day outside sledding, skiing, ice skating or working the warmth of your spa is inviting and relaxing. The water will instantly begin to warm you from the inside out.
Easing minor aches and pains: We all feel aches and sprains more when the weather is cold, and we might even be more likely to pull a muscle or strain a joint. A good long soak in your hot tub will ease away all that stiffness and all those pains.
Cozy up with your partner: Snuggling up with that special person in your spa is a great way to spend an evening and take care of cold feet.
Your spa offers many benefits in the winter months, but you still want to be safe. Make sure to spend no more than 20 minutes in the water at a time. Keep your spa around 100 degrees so that your temperature is consistent, and continue with regular maintenance and cleaning.
The most important thing to remember is to have fun. Sit back, relax and enjoy your spa this winter.