By this time you may have made a decision to close your pool for the season. Your next thoughts may be whether to shut the hot tub down too or keep it open. Well here at Performance Pool and Spa we wanted to remind you that even in Minnesota winters, you can keep most hot tubs open and utilize their benefits even in the cooler temps!
Winterizing your spa for the season which includes, draining it, cleaning it, and protecting it from the effects of freezing weather can be a complicated and time-consuming procedure. In many cases, it’s better for the health of your hot tub to keep it running. Plus, using the hot tub in the colder temps has health benefits that can prevent or help heal the common cold, aid in purifying your skin, and reduce muscle aches and pains. The air may be cold, but the warm water is actually far cozier than sitting in a chilly house, even under blankets.
Many benefits of using a hot tub in winter (and practically anytime) relate to health include:
Stress relief: Soaking in a spa hot tub can be soothing, recuperative, and key factor in helping to relax. In fact, your blood pressure decreases every time you sit in a hot tub.
Boost your Immune System: Soaking in a hot tub can help relieve congestion in your nose, sinuses, and chest; and even improve your circulatory system. A relaxing dip in your hot tub after work can also help you fight the symptoms of winter colds and the dreaded flu.
Clearer Skin: Heat will open up and unclog the pores of your face leading to clearer skin. Heat therapy of your hot tub can assist in purification of acne, eczema, psoriasis, wrinkles, or even burns.
Muscle Recovery: Warm water can increase circulation, thus helping to heal muscles that need to recover. When soaking in a hot tub (especially one with warm jets), circulation is increased — which allows the blood to supply nutrients that help cells and tissues regenerate.
Aches and Pains: Using the hot tub in the cold to soak has therapeutic benefits and can help relieve arthritis, neck, and back pain.
When your joints and muscles are cold you are more likely to pull them in any physical activity.In chilly temperatures, soaking in your hot tub before exercise can help warm you up and prepare your body for a safer workout, while soaking after a workout can relax and soothe aching muscles or stiff limbs. Working out in a stuffy gym, raking leaves, or shoveling snow won’t seem so bad if you know you can go home for a soak in your spa.Whether winter or summer or spring or fall, discover the benefits of hydrotherapy year-round for yourself.