||Many people needlessly discontinue the use
of their spas when the summer
temperatures rise into the nineties or above.
Although it may sound like a contradiction in
terms, your hot tub may actually be the best place to cool-off
during a heat wave.
Take a Refreshing Dip in
your COOL Tub
|To use your spa in
"cool-water mode", simply reduce the temperature
setting to 85F or less (or turn your heater completely off)
and enjoy! With the cover off and air jets running, your water
temperature will quickly drop. To maintain cooler water, keep
your spa covered during sunny days when not in use. Run the
spa with the spa cover open and with water features and air jets operating
during cooler evening temperatures. This action together with
natural evaporation will cool the water!
Since water heats
more slowly than the outside air, the insulated spa will
maintain its lower temperature from evening into the following
day. And unlike an
in-ground pool, a covered, insulated portable spa will not be
absorbing radiant heat from direct sunlight during the day, or
from a surrounding concrete thermal mass after sundown.
Water balance and the other products you use are
maintained exactly the same as with hot water. In fact, some
sanitizers work somewhat better at cooler temperatures.
Saving Energy is Cool
||Since you will be
running your spa heater either at a reduced temperature
setting, or completely off during hot weather spells, your
cost of operation will be greatly reduced.
So when the
temperature soars, make good use of your valuable equipment
investment. Enjoy your spa in "cool-water mode".
You'll emerge relaxed, refreshed, invigorated... and very cool!