How Long Is Too Long To Be in a Hot Tub?

How Long Is Too Long To Be in a Hot Tub?

How Long Should You Soak In a Hot Tub?

From Swim University

If there is one thing that Matt Giovanisci of Swim University has mastered, it is blogging about swimming pool and hot tub related topics that most people have wondered about at one time.  This post about soaking in a hot tub is certainly no exception.  Matt examines the factors that play into the answer to this question, such as environment, temperature, health, etc.  

Here is an excerpt from the post:

Soaking in a hot tub is hands down one of the best ways to relax, and there are many health benefits to be found with regular hot tub soaking sessions. But how long should you soak in a hot tub?

Have you ever wondered if it is possible to stay in a hot tub too long? If you do happen to have a rather long soak, is it dangerous? These are questions commonly asked by new hot tub owners as they try to determine the right way to use their new spas. Let’s take a look at several of the factors you must consider and then discuss how long you should be soaking in your hot tub.

Determining the Right Length of Time

So how do you determine how long you should be soaking? While there is no hard and fast rule, these factors will give you somewhere to start.

1. External Environment
The environment outside is a major factor in determining how long you soak. If it is really hot outside, your body will cool itself slower. This could lead to overheating rather quickly. On the other hand, if it is really cold, your body could cool itself way to quickly resulting in dizziness or other conditions.

2. Hot Tub Temperature
Most hot tubs won’t heat above 104 degrees Fahrenheit. That’s 40 degrees Celsius for our international friends. Still, by turning down the water even 1 or 2 degrees, you can greatly increase the time you will be able to safely spend in your hot tub.

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