How Often Should I Use the Hot Tub?

It seems like everyone has a hot tub these days, but the more people you talk to the more you’ll see that everyone has their own way to use the hot tub. Some people like to save their soaks for relaxing on the weekend, some like to have hot tub parties and socialize, and some are using the spa every day!


Can I use a hot tub every day?

A common question from a lot of hot tub owners, because why wouldn’t you want to enjoy the soothing warmth of your spa every day? Some people may use it less, some people may use it more, but as long as you’re keeping safe and comfortable it’s okay and can even beneficial to use a hot tub every day. Some benefits of using the hot tub include:


  • Muscle relaxation. Hot water and baths are a well-known way to relax and ease sore muscles. Hot tubs also feature spa jets to help target and massage those tight, tense muscles that are already being soothed by the hot tub water, leading to hot tubs being an extremely effective way to help reduce inflammation and soothe sore, tight muscles
  • Stress relief. Taking the time to soak in a hot tub is a great way to relax both mentally and physically. It allows you to take a break from the outside world and physically relax into the warm, soothing water. Aromatherapy, music, and lighting can also bring your stress relieving experience to the next level
  • Better sleep. It’s widely known that taking a hot shower or bath before bed can help with sleep as it raises body temperature before rapidly cooling off as you get out of the tub. The quick cool down promotes a lower body temperature that’s perfect for sleep! Soaking in a hot tub has this drowsy effect as well, with the addition of muscle relaxation and stress relief. Soaking in the spa before bed is a great way to promote a deeper and more peaceful sleep


Are there any downsides or risks to using the hot tub every day?

The main thing you’ll encounter if you increase your soak time is that you’ll likely need to use more hot tub chemicals. Your current chemical use routine is based upon your average hot tub soak time, and as that changes the amount of chemicals you need will also change. If you start to use your hot tub significantly more or less, you’ll want to keep an extremely close eye on your water chemical levels by testing the water every day or two to make sure you’re adding enough sanitizers and balancers for clean, safe water.


You’ll also want to take into consideration that if you read any articles about hot tubs or chemical use online, guidelines mentioned are usually based upon “average hot tub use” which is specifically 2 people using the hot tub 2-3 times a week, so alterations to cleaning or chemical routines discussed in these articles will likely need to be adjusted to fit with heavier (or lighter) spa usage.


Physically, hot tubs can rapidly effect heart rate and blood pressure, so if you have any cardiovascular concerns it would be worth a conversation with your doctor before using your hot tub. It’s also easy to get overheated and dehydrated using the hot tub, so make sure you’re staying at a comfortable temperature and drinking lots of water. Another important note is that it’s generally not advisable to use a hot tub while pregnant. If you have any health concerns about using the hot tub, make sure to speak with your doctor.

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What’s a good time for using the hot tub?

When you want to use your hot tub is totally personal preference!

  • Morning soaks can be a great way to take some peaceful time for yourself in the morning with a cup of coffee before you get going for the day - a perfect way to start the day with a smile!
  • Afternoon or after work soaks are a perfect way to unwind after a long day at the office and can set the mood for a peaceful and relaxing evening
  • Night soaks are most popular as they soothe the mind and body before heading to bed, a great relaxing routine to help you get a deep and restful sleep

How often you want to use your hot tub and at what times is absolutely based on whatever suits your lifestyle - try using it at different times and on different days to see what you like the best!