Hot Tub Temperature 101 - Which Spa Water Temp Is Best?

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What could be more relaxing than slipping into a warm, gently bubbling hot tub at the end of a long, stressful day? If you are a hot tub owner, you could be doing this at the end of every day.

If you are thinking of getting a spa, then one thing your need to know is that hot tub temperature doesn’t have a standardized, one-size-fits-all setting. Getting the temperature just right is a combination of preference, safety, and economy.

But with a little time and experimentation, you’ll soon get the perfect temperature for your comfort zone.

Hot Tub Temperature 101

The warmth of a hot tub is one of its main attractions. For most healthy adults, a water temperature of 100°F is perfectly safe. At this temperature, you’ll get all of the benefits of hydrotherapy such as stress and pain relief, better sleep, and relaxation.

The water temperature in your hot tub should never exceed 104°F. For safety, this is the upper-temperature limit on most hot tubs. To be on the safe side, it’s a good idea to check the water temp with a thermometer the first time you use your new hot tub.

To determine the best hot tub water temperature for your health, we recommend speaking with your doctor or general health care provider. This can help to ensure your best health and overall safety.

Why Your Spa Temperature is Important

Maintaining a moderate and consistent hot tub temperature is very important to avoid health risks. When your body temperature gets above 103°F, you are in danger of developing cramps, heat stroke, heat rash, or heat exhaustion.

The risk is particularly high for young children, pregnant women, and seniors, as well as people who suffer from chronic illness. Even if you’re in peak condition, you should limit your time in the spa to 15-20-minute sessions.

Hot Tub Temperature for Children

We recommend that children under five years old do not use a hot tub. Our personal rule of thumb is: if kids aren’t tall enough to touch the bottom, they shouldn’t be using the hot tub.

For kids, the safe temperature is 98°F. Even at this temperature, they should be limiting their soak time to 10-15 minute intervals.

If you’re pregnant or if you suffer from conditions such as high blood pressure, diabetes, heart disease, and/or circulatory problems, we recommend talking to your doctor before using a hot tub.

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We hope you found our guide to hot tub water temperature helpful!

You can find more useful information about how to customize your hot tub on our website’s features section and read about all the amazing health benefits a spa can provide.

Each member of our expert team is dedicated to helping you find the hot tub of your dreams and make it a part of your life. Check out our backyard inspiration section for some ideas. You will also find out about our hot tub installation and services and how you can accessorize your hot tub.

You can also view our hot tubs selections by price. We offer affordable hot tubs at a lower price, mid-range hot tubs and high-quality hot tubs. If you are interested in viewing hot tubs by seating capacity, you can view our selection here: 6+ seats, 5-6 person, 4-5 person, 2-3 person.

Contact our expert team at Sundance Spas of Jackson Hole if you’d like to find out more about our selection of hot tubs and discuss how we can add to the quality of your lifestyle with one of our unique hot tubs.


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