Hot Tub FAQs

Hot Tub FAQs

We’ve been getting more inquiries lately, so here are some more hot tub FAQs to address some common questions. Hot tubs are not a new invention! In ancient Rome, the public bathhouse became popularised, with everyone having access to elaborate and highly advanced technology, which allowed the water to be heated from beneath the bath floor.

Are Hot Tubs Healthy?

Hot tubs aren’t just for fun; they’re really healthy for you. Anything that can help you de-stress is going to improve your cortisone levels in your body. People may have used the equivalent of a hot tub for thousands of years. In places such as Iceland, Japan and New Zealand, natural hot springs are found anywhere where there’s natural thermal activity taking place close to the earth’s surface.

Are they safe for everyone?

If you have an underlying heart condition, it’s always important not to jump from one extreme temperature to another. The Lay-Z-Spa range warms to a comfortably toasty but not shocking 40C. So as long as you don’t plan on plunging into ice water immediately after soaking in the hot tub, you will be fine exercising common sense! It’s also important to take care when getting in and out of the tub. Remember to keep the surrounding area free from empty glasses, which could be a hazard when stepping out. To avoid this, we recommend using a cup holder if one is not included in your model.

Hot Tub FAQs: What about Germs?

It’s a good idea for everyone to take a quick rinse under the shower before stepping into the hot tub. This keeps the water clean from chemicals we put on our bodies, in addition to loose hair, sweat and other impurities that can accumulate in the water over time. With an appropriate cleaning system, such as the ones built into the newer models and available as Lay-Z-Spa accessories, you can rest assured that the water will remain safe and free from dangerous germs. It’s also important to cover the hot tub when not in use. When you’re done, it’s recommended for most people to have a quick shower again just to remove any excess chlorine, which can be harsh on your skin, especially if you plan on using the hot tub daily, in which case prolonged exposure can lead to itching or dry skin which isn’t fun!

We have one of the best ranges of inflatable hot tubs in Ireland. If you’d like to find out more, or you have more questions that we did not cover in our Hot Tub FAQs, give us a call today at (0)21 496 51 32