Ideally, do not go beyond 100 for more than 20 minutes at a time. After a cool down, take another session.
While it's common to enjoy alcohol in a hot tub, our legal team would like to remind you that this can be very dangerous.
While alcohol drinks are commonly enjoyed in a hot tub, our legal team would like to remind users that they can be dangerous.
Keep reading our guide to learn about the worst food and drink of all time, for a hot tub party.
WORST DRINKS FOR A HOT TUB
The problem with certain kinds of drinks is that they contain sugars, which are good for bacteria and algae. They are also very low in the acidity.
- Soda Drinks - coke, sprite, root beer
- Smoothies - imagine that floating on the surface
- Daiquiris - mostly ice, but also lots of fruit, alcohol and sugar
- Beer - foams the minute it hits the water
- Wine - too many ingredients to list
- Energy drinks - could make your spa hyper
WORST FOOD FOR A HOT TUB
Imagine the kinds of food that would not be welcomed in a hot tub. Not only are they not edible, they also contribute to the buildup of bacteria and mess with the water balance.
Avoid such products in your hot tub:
- Crackers, Chips, Cheetos
- Fruit - unless served as Fruit Kabobs
- Olives - oil slick on the surface
- Cheese - unless served cubed and toothpicked
- Hot Dogs and Hamburgers
- BBQ Chicken or Pizza
- Candy or Cake
BEST FOOD & DRINK FOR A HOT TUB PARTY
Below are some of the most common party food items to choose from. If you're having a large party, set up a No Food or Drink sign.
To minimize the risk of guests getting dehydrated, place a large pitcher of water near the tub. This method works for minimizing the time needed to thoroughly bathe in the hot tub.
It's important to keep the water full throughout the evening to prevent the hot tubbers from getting wet. Also, make sure to keep the beverages well-mixed to avoid making the water spill over.
The best food to enjoy in the spa is small food, which can be sliced and toothpicked. Spa food can be easily eaten at the spa.
A good variant is grapes, and eating them whole is not healthy. Instead, try eating them frozen, or try grapes with a bit of cheese or baby carrots.
WHAT TO DO WHEN FOOD OR DRINK SPILLS IN A HOT TUB
If the hot tub has enough food or drink, drain it. Just be sure to drain it if the food or drink got in.
Or, you could clean up all the debris with a skimmer net and then shock the spa. If you're not sure how to shock the spa, just give it a little extra.
The best way to prevent a hot tub food or drink disaster is to stick to water, in plastic cups.
If you have any other questions about pool and spa products please do let us know - we are here to help!