What is the Best Hot Tub Temperature?
|November 30, 2011||Posted by h20articles under Hot Tub Benefits, Uncategorized|
Hydrotherapy is so relaxing and enjoyable for your body. The warm waters and strategically based jets compliment each other to make your hot tub time simply amazing! One important thing to make sure of is that your water temperature is set just right for you. If your water is too cool, then you may not want to sit out there in your tub for an enjoyable amount of time. On the other hand, if it’s too hot, it can actually become dangerous.
It’s important to know that your water temperature should never be above 104 degrees F (or 40C). Worst case scenario, extreme water temperatures can actually cause death in some individuals. Although that is rare and other factors may have been involved (heart conditions, alcohol, drugs, etc) it still can happen. The most common problems associated with extremely high water temperatures are nausea, fainting, heart attacks, strokes and even brain damage. As for pregnant women, make sure your water is 100F or lower and a soak no longer than 15 minutes, is advisable to avoid causing harm to the fetus.
What seems to be the most comfortable temperature for hot tubbing is approximately 102F . At this temperature, one can enjoy the benefits of hydrotherapy for a longer amount of time without becoming overheated. If you have children who like to enjoy the hot tub, 100F-101F is even better. Children’s bodies are more sensitive to temperatures that are extreme. Even mores than adults. NEVER leave your children unattended in a hot tub. Always have a responsible adults in with them and at only a reach away should something happen.
Hot tubbing is fun and relaxing, keep it safe.