How to Host a Holiday Hot Tub Party

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We know what you might be thinking. A holiday hot tub party, is that even a thing? As long as you have your own hot tub, such as a Caldera® spa from by Fronheiser, you can throw a holiday hot tub party in no time. We will guide you through some essential steps to throw your own holiday hot tub party, whether the invitees are just your closest family members or neighbors and friends as well. 

Part I: Planning Your Holiday Hot Tub Party

This might seem like the most stressful part of hosting a hot tub party, but it is the first step you need to take in order to make your party a success. Even if you’re not normally a “planning type” of person, you should still plan some things in advance.

Guests for Your Hot Tub Party

First, how many people you plan to invite? If it’s only your family or a handful of people, it might be easier to use the hot tub all at once. If you invite more people, though, you might need to take turns in order for everyone to be able to enjoy the hot tub.

Therefore, the number of guests is something you need to consider, as well as what people could do to be entertained while waiting for their turn to relax in the hot tub.

Hot Tub Friendly Food 

Another thing to consider, as with any party, is the food. Is it going to be dinner before or after you and the guests get your hot tub soak in? Will there be simple entrees and finger foods that people can help themselves to as they go back and forth from the hot tub? If it’s a larger party with people taking turns, they could also enjoy snacks in between. Planning well can make your guests feel right at home.

Cozy Decorations

One of the most important preparations for any party is the decorations. There are always so many options — fairy lights, candles, intricate China, flowers, balloons, and more. This once again depends on the host’s preferences, as well as if there will be a theme for the party, and how many guests are invited.

If it’s a more intimate or family get-together, simpler and cozier decorations could suffice. But if it’s a larger party, there might be a need for more decorations, or even board games and music, among other mood-setters. 

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Part II: Spa Chemicals and Other Maintenance

This is probably the most important step in your planning and preparation stage. You want to make sure you have all the spa chemicals and supplies that you need to make sure that your hot tub is in top condition before your guests arrive. You should test the water regularly in the days or weeks leading up to the hot tub party and add any spa chemicals as needed to maintain the water balanced. You can even bring a sample of your water in store for free water testing! We help you get the right chemicals you need to save you time and money.

It’s crucial to apply spa chemicals to your hot tub at least a few hours before your guests arrive, so that the water can be clean and safe to use. Apply according to package directions, giving plenty of time for chemicals to dissolve and get to work in your hot tub water.

Not only that, it’s also critical to practice maintenance after the party, as the larger the number of people that use the hot tub, the more the water chemistry gets affected. This might also be a good time to get your filter replacement, if you haven’t done so yet. Spa filters need to be cleaned and replaced regularly, and before or after a hot tub party might be the perfect time to do so. 

Part III: Enjoying Your Holiday Hot Tub Party!

Even if the holidays are over, you can still enjoy a hot tub party with your family and friends. A hot tub is a great source of entertainment and socialization, and we believe that the Caldera hot tubs that we carry can help improve both your social life and your health. You won’t just have holiday parties for Christmas or New Year’s, but pretty much every major holiday from Fourth of July to Labor Day and even Valentine’s Day can be reason enough to host a hot tub party. 

At Fronheiser Pools, we carry a variety of Caldera spas, most of which can seat up to 6-8 people. If you want to host your very own hot tub party, but don’t have a hot tub yet, you can easily remedy that. Just contact us or stop by one of our locations today to get your own hot tub for the most epic parties of the season.

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