Investing in a hot tub is a great way to add value and fun to your outside space. Once you make this investment, you probably want to make the most of it. If your hot tub is closed during the warmer months of the year, are you really getting the most bang for your buck?

The fact is, you can (and should) enjoy your hot tub throughout the year. Keep reading for some tips and ideas on how you can enjoy your hot tub throughout the year, no matter the temperature outside. 

Soak in the Morning and Evening 

If you live in an area with low humidity, the temperatures fall in the afternoon and even cool down a bit at night. The temperature will start to rise when the sun does. In some areas, this means dawn, dusk, and twilight are perfect for enjoying a soothing soak in your hot tub. 

A bonus of soaking in the evening is that you can light a fire and watch the stars, whether you’re enjoying quality time with someone special or wanting some downtime.

Lower Your Hot Tubs Temperature for a Cooler Soak

Despite the name “hot tub,” you don’t have to keep the water hot. While most units are kept at temperatures between 99 to 102 degrees Fahrenheit, you can turn it down during the summer. 

Just lower the temperature to about 85 degrees or turn the heater off completely. Leave the jets running to help circulate the cool water through the tub. Be sure to put the cover over your hot tub when you are not using it to keep the sun from warning things back up. 

Heal Your Body

Sunny weather encourages most people to get outside and get active. The more active you are, the more aches and pains you may experience. 

Activities like golf, baseball, cycling, soccer, and hiking (along with several others), strain your muscles. The additional pressure and overuse of your joints and muscles can cause all types of problems and even minor injuries. 

There’s no need to let the aches and pains make you slow down. You can spend some time in your hot tub and let your body unwind and relax after a day of exercise and activity. The massage of the jets and the warmth of the water can help to soothe your sore and aching muscles. The buoyancy of the water will help to relieve pressure, which helps you heal. 

Have a Hot Tub Party

Get the kids involved and have a summer hot tub party. You can set up an outdoor movie screen, make snacks, and enjoy family time in soothing warm water. 

Your Coventry Hot Tub Experts 

As you can see, your hot tub isn’t a one-season investment. There are many ways to experience hot tub enjoyment throughout the year. Try the tips and ideas here and chances are you, your family, and your friends will be enjoying your hot tub throughout the year. 

Give the hot tub experts at The Pool Doctor a call or stop by our hot tub store in Coventry to learn more about the different hot tub options we have available. We’ll work closely with you to get you the best hot tub that fits your needs and budget. 


The Pool Doctor of Rhode Island is the leading full-service pool and spa company in Rhode Island. Their business had its beginnings in 1987 when co-owner Ron Leclerc began selling pool supplies out of the back of his Camaro. In 2001, Ron and his wife Debbie opened their 7,000 square foot facility in Coventry. This extensive and beautiful showroom is the result of years of hard work and represents a long-standing tradition of excellence and commitment to giving Rhode Islanders the best pool and spa service, advice, and products.  

From installing vinyl liner inground swimming pools to selling gorgeous Dimension One hot tubs to offering free water-testing and professional service in their store, The Pool Doctor of Rhode Island is your place for everything pool and spa. They are a proud BioGuard Platinum Dealer and also offer a huge selection of other brands of swimming pool and hot tub supplies, including Loop-Loc Pool Safety Covers, above ground pools, and Hayward equipment. But, more than anything, The Pool Doctor of Rhode Island strives to give their customers a wonderful experience from beginning to end. 

Visit The Pool Doctor of Rhode Island at 2200 Nooseneck Hill Road in Coventry or at or give them a call at (401) 392-1300. They serve all of Rhode Island, including Coventry, West Greenwich, East Greenwich, North Kingstown, South Kingstown, Exeter, Richmond, and Hopkinton.