Glass ContainersWet hands and slippery drinking glasses don’t mix. The last thing you want is shattered glass in and around your hot tub. To be safe, opt for plastic cups while you’re using your hot tub.
Alcoholic BeveragesWe know how nice it is to celebrate special occasions with your loved ones in the hot tub. However, please know that alcohol is very dehydrating. Combined with sweating from the hot tub heat, it can make for a bad dehydration-combination. Drinking while hot tubbing can also lead to heat exhaustion or even passing out in the water. Our best advice is to save the celebration until later.
Unnecessary ContaminantsIt’s impossible to avoid bringing a single contaminant into the water when you step into the hot tub. Soap residue and natural oils from your skin and makeup… these things can’t all be avoided. And they all affect your water’s chemistry. But, with a few easy steps, you can avoid unnecessary contaminants:
- Shower before entering the hot tub to wash off cosmetics, perfumes, and dirt.
- Rinse your bathing suit after hot-tubbing and skip washing it with detergent. The soap really isn’t necessary when you’ve only used your suit in the hot tub.
- Ask your guests to rinse off before entering your spa.
- Keep it covered when not in use. Leaves, insects, pollen, grass, and debris that enter your water will alter the water chemistry.