What is the Ideal Hot Tub Temperature

Wondering about the perfect temp for your hot tub so you get its maximum benefit? Wondering how to maximize your investment?

In this article, we answer the question: “What is the ideal hot tub temperature?”Uncovering the ideal temperature to get the most out of your hot tub experience is crucial. It will help you use it more often and gain more from it. So, let’s look at the guidance from Hot Spring Spas.

What Temperature Should My Hot Tub Be?

First, the ideal hot tub temperature varies from person to person. It depends greatly on factors such as age, health, and personal preference.

That being said, there are some recommended guidelines to keep in mind.

Set Temperature At or Below 104 Degrees for Adults

The US Consumer Product Safety Commission says temperatures above 104° Fahrenheit (40° Celsius) are dangerous for adults because they can lead to heatstroke.

For a comfortable soak, most people set their hot tub between 100° and 102° (37.5–39°). Healthy adults are safe to soak at these moderate temperatures for twenty minutes at a time.

Start Low

Generally you want to start your temperature low and then gradually raise it.

Set your spa controls to 98° or 99°, and as you soak, increase the temperature gradually until you can enjoy an invigorating massage without feeling overheated.

If you have the urge to get out or sit on the cooling step after a couple of minutes, your water temperature is too high for comfort.

Consider All Users

When soaking with friends or family members, consider the age and health of everyone in the tub. Set a temperature that’s appropriate for everyone in your group.

How Long Does It Take to Warm Up?

After filling your spa for the first time, allow 18 to 24 hours for your water to reach a temperature of 100°F (38°C).

After your initial setup is complete, and you’re enjoying your routine of daily hot tub use, make sure your hot tub is always ready to deliver the ultimate in hydrotherapy.

To ensure this, just set your spa to your ideal temperature, close it up, and leave the thermostat set at that level.

Hot Spring Spas feature insulated cabinets, custom-fitted covers, and energy-efficient circulation pumps that work together to maintain a steady temperature while conserving energy.

How Much Will My Utility Bill Increase?

Utility costs vary depending on model and usage, but you can be confident your Hot Spring spa is built to be energy efficient.

In fact, all models are certified to the California Energy Commission (CEC) requirements. California sets the standard for energy-efficient hot tubs, so you can have peace of mind knowing your spa is designed to keep operating costs low.

Should I Set It and Forget It?

Yes, we recommend this. It is more convenient. It also is better for energy efficiency and the longevity of your spa.

Here are some times to consider dropping water temperature by a few degrees:

  • When you’re exercising in your hot tub – doing stretches or yoga.
  • When the outdoor temperature is high.
  • If you yourself are overheated from exercise or illness.
  • If there will be others in the tub who require a lower temperature.

What’s the Best Hot Tub Temperature for Arthritis Relief?

First, a hot tub soak is good for you! The heat of your hot tub improves blood flow and can help improve joint flexibility. Overall, it can provide relief from arthritis pain.

There are even recommended hot tub stretches and water exercises for arthritis relief. You can experience these benefits at relatively low temperatures. Set your spa at around 100° to start and raise it to suit your comfort level.

Final Thoughts on Hot Tub Temperature

With these tips, you’ll enjoy the hydrotherapy in your hot tub all year long. User your daily soak to help you recharge, refresh, and emerge to meet all the day throws at you!

If you’re already a Hot Spring spa owner, check out your owners manual for more information about finding the right hot tub temperature.  If you’re considering a purchase, we can help. Drop in and check out our energy-efficient models today!