unique uses hot tubs

There are many great things about owning a hot tub, and one is all the different ways you can go about utilizing it. While simple forms of relaxation and calming are some of the most well-known ways many people go about utilizing their hot tubs, there are also several other formats you might consider depending on your needs and preferences.

At Dolphin Pools & Spas, we’re happy to offer Salt Lake City’s best selection of quality hot tubs, including our role as an authorized dealer of high-quality Bullfrog Spas. Let’s look at some of the many ways you may consider utilizing your hot tub, including some you may not have even thought of before.

Low Temperature

Let’s start with one use of the hot tub that’s immensely popular during the Utah summer we’re sitting in right now: The use of the tub for cooling purposes. Water temperatures on most hot tub models can be lowered to around 60 degrees Fahrenheit, making them perfect for use on those hot days where all you really want to do is jump in a pool but don’t necessarily want to get your hair wet.

This can be a great way to relax and cool off at the end of the day, enjoying the jets and other features of your hot tub while also keeping your body temperature regulated. Many people find that they sleep better on nights where they’ve used their hot tub for cooling purposes due to the fact that their body is more relaxed.

Use in a Second Home

For those who are lucky enough to own a second home – whether that’s a vacation property or simply a place you like to get away from the hustle and bustle of day-to-day life – hot tubs can be a great addition.

If you only use your second home on occasion, you may want to consider one of our portable hot tub models. These are easy to set up and take down as needed, meaning you don’t have to worry about leaving your hot tub out in the elements when you’re not using it.

On the other hand, if you’re someone who spends a significant amount of time in your second home, a more permanent installation may be a better option. Not only will this save you time in the long run, but it can also be a great way to add value to your property.

Use as a Home Office

It may sound crazy to some people, but if the last couple years have shown us anything, it’s that some of the traditional confines of working don’t really matter that much. And for those who work remotely already, having a home office can be a major game-changer. If you’re someone who tends to get chilly easily, working from a hot tub might sound ideal — and it can actually be quite practical, as well.

You don’t need to bring your laptop into the water with you (though there are waterproof cases available if you really want to). Instead, you can set up a small table and chair next to the hot tub, along with any other materials or devices you might need. Then, when it’s time to take a break or step away from the work for a bit, you can just hop in the tub and relax.

Hot Tub as a Meditation Space

This is a use that might not be for everyone, but it can definitely be effective. If you find it hard to clear your head and relax, spending some time in a hot tub can actually help you to focus and center yourself. The warmth of the water and the jets can work together to create a calming, meditative space for you to unwind in.

Just be sure that you take some basic precautions if you plan to meditate in the hot tub. Make sure that the water is at a comfortable temperature, and avoid using any fragrant oils or products that might be distracting. You should also make sure that you stay hydrated, as it’s easy to become dehydrated when sitting in hot water.

These are just a few of the unique ways that you can use a hot tub on your property. For more here, or to learn about any of our quality hot tub options, speak to the team at Dolphin Pools & Spas today.