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What is the Ideal Hot Tub Temperature?

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Nearly everyone likes relaxing in a hot tub, especially after a long day. Some of us like the hot tub very hot, some prefer it like a warm bath, and others like it colder. Just like the temperature in the air outside can change, so can the temperature of water. While most people would consider an 80 degree day hot, 80 degree water is typically used in a swimming pool. But whatever temperature you like, whether air or water, we’re not here to judge. We will be answering some of the most frequently asked hot tub heat questions. These questions include:

What Temperature Do Hot Tubs Go Up To?

Have you ever wondered how hot a hot tub can get? The temperature of hot tubs offered at MyHotTub range from 80 degrees Fahrenheit to 104 degrees Fahrenheit. That’s a 24 degree difference, and within that, everyone has a preferred temperature. The temperature only goes up to 104 degrees Fahrenheit because afterwards it becomes dangerous. The US Consumer Product Safety Commission found the risk of a heat stroke and other heat related injuries are very high in a hot tub above 104 degrees. The Canadian Standards Association or CSA also requires hot tubs to go no higher than 104 degrees. 

What Temperature Are Hot Tubs Normally?

Most people prefer their hot tubs temperature to be between 96 and 102 degrees Fahrenheit. But there really is no “normal” hot tub temperature. The normal hot tub temperature can be whatever you wish it to be.

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What’s The Ideal Hot Tub Temperature?

There is no answer to “what is the ideal hot tub temperature”. It actually just comes down to personal preference. The human body has an internal temperature of 98.6 degrees Fahrenheit. Many people enjoy a hot tub temperature above body temperature. Temperatures below 98 degrees may feel cold to the touch. Many hot tub models follow similar guidelines on the minimum heat offered, but stick to the maximum of 104 degrees Fahrenheit. Any temperature between the minimum and the maximum temperature is an ideal temperature, you just need to figure out what is the best temperature for you. The location you live in may affect the temperature you set as well. 

Can I Turn My Hot Tub Into a Cold Tub?

Many people prefer a hot tub to be colder than their body temperature and that’s fine. Our hot tubs can go as low as 80 degrees Fahrenheit. Many swimming pools range from 70 degrees to 82 degrees. Typically, a pool is colder than a spa. So by lowering your hot tub temperature to 82 or below, you can create your own small swimming pool. If you want a quick way to cool off during a hot summer day, this can be perfect.

What Temperature Is Safe For Kids?

Children have skin that is much more sensitive than an adult’s skin. Because of this, the hot tub temperature should be lowered if children are in the hot tub. Temperatures between 94 and 98 are suitable for children. Be sure to monitor their health while in a hot tub and limit soaks to 5 to 10 minutes. 

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What Temperature Is Safe For Infants?

Infants have very sensitive skin and are much more susceptible to heat and the chemicals in a hot tub. DO NOT BRING INFANTS INTO A HOT TUB. It’s best to wait until a child can stand in a hot tub with their head above water on their own.

What Temperature Is Safe If You Are Pregnant?

If you decide to use a hot tub when pregnant, please consult your doctor first. The heat of a hot tub can raise your internal temperature, which can cause harm during pregnancy. If you use a hot tub, you should turn down the heat and limit soaks to 10 minutes. Monitor your health when in a hot tub and drink a bottle of water with you to stay hydrated.

How Fast Does a Hot Tub Heat Up?

A hot tub that operates on 120 volts typically heats 1 to 2 degrees an hour. These are typically the plug and play models. A hot tub operating on 240 volts heats about 3 to 6 degrees an hour. These spas are the bigger acrylic spas we offer. 

What Temperature Is Best For Hydrotherapy?

Hot tubs are a source of hydrotherapy. The warm waters can benefit you both physically and mentally. The water feels warm when it is hotter than the human body’s internal temperature. Temperatures above 98.6 degrees Fahrenheit will feel warm and provide the benefits of hydrotherapy. The warm water loosens up blood vessels, providing better blood flow to parts of the body. This helps soothe sore muscles and body aches.


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