It’s hot outside and you want to know, “Can I put ice in my hot tub?” Well, we have the answer!
When the weather starts to heat up, it can be hard to want to get into your hot tub. You may have even thought of chucking in some ice and hopping in, but can you add ice to your hot tub?
The short answer is…yes! We will get back to this topic later.
Using your hot tub in the summer is a great way to relax and cool down. You can do this by using certain features of your hot tub, as well as changing how you use it.
So, before you throw in that ice, let’s take a look at how you can get the most out of your hot tub in the summer and enjoy cooler water in your hot tub!
Turn down the temperature
Obviously, there is something simple you can do to decrease the temperature of your tub during the summer months. By simply turning down the temperature on the control panel, the temperature of your water will decrease over time. This alone, or maybe combined with some of the other methods below, may be enough for your tub. If you live in an area with mild summers, this might be the only step you need!
Run those pumps
Running your hot tub pumps will circulate the water and help to let heat dissipate from your tub. This is a simple step you can take to help your hot tub cool and will work best when combined with other methods, such as removing your hot tub cover.
Change the mode you’re using
Rest mode, or economy mode, is a great way to make your hot tub water cooler. This means that the temperature will drop. Different brands of hot tubs will have different versions of these modes, but the principle remains the same. Since the heater isn’t trying to maintain a higher temperature all of the time, it will be lower. This may take a little time, but it will lower the water temperature and help to keep it at a temperature that is more comfortable in warmer weather.
Leave the cover off overnight
Leaving the cover off your hot tub at night will allow heat to escape. This means that it will be cooler when you want to use it the next day. It is important that you don’t do this during the day. There are a few reasons for this. One reason is that the sun will just be hitting your water, which won’t help it to cool. The main reason is that daily increased hours of direct sunlight are not good for the acrylic in your hot tub. So, to keep from damaging your tub, this is best done at night or when the sunlight is weaker in the evening. Be sure to take extreme caution when leaving off your hot tub cover. Since there will be nothing covering your tub, it will be very easy for anything to get in. If this is a problem for you, simply just use another one of these tried-and-true methods.
Drain your tub and add cool water
Draining your hot tub and replacing the old water with cool water is also a great way to keep it from getting too warm. This is a good option if you don’t want to wait for the hot tub to cool down on its own.
Add a few bags of ice t0 your hot tub
Adding a few bags of ice to your hot tub can also help cool it down quickly. The ice will melt and help lower the overall temperature of the water. While the ice won’t harm your hot tub, it is important that you don’t add too much, and overfill it. You will also need to test your water and make minor chemical adjustments. The adding of the ice will throw off your hot tub’s chemistry. Don’t worry about your hot tub heating back up, most hot tubs are insulated, so they will maintain that colder temperature!
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Conclusion on how to cool your hot tub water
There are many ways to enjoy your hot tub in warmer weather. The simple methods above can cool your hot tub down, and help you to keep it cool, creating a nice refreshing place to relax in the heat of summer. So, relax and grab a cold drink, then hop in your hot tub and……cool off!
By following these tips, you can use your hot tub in the summer and still enjoy it! Be sure to consult with your hot tub dealer before attempting any of the tips above, there is only one thing not cool about a hot tub, and that’s a voided warranty!
Happy Hot Tubbing!