We are living in a time of uncertainty. The news is alarming, and it feels like the world is changing by the minute.
But we need to find some calm during the storm. Your Master Spas hot tub or swim spa can be that safe haven.
According to the CDC, there is no evidence that COVID-19 can be spread to humans through the use of pools and hot tubs. Proper operation, maintenance, and disinfection (e.g., with chlorine) of hot tubs and swim spas should remove or inactivate the virus.
A spa can be a way for you to disconnect from the 24-hour news cycle, relieve stress, reduce your anxiety, and connect with the people you love most.
Hot Tub Safety
Maintaining the water quality of your hot tub or swim spa is essential to enjoying the health benefits. During this time, though, it’s of even more importance.
To make sure that your spa water has the proper sanitation levels, follow these steps:
Before you get into your spa, test the spa water for proper pH and sanitation levels. Adjust accordingly to the proper levels. When adding chemicals, always spread them across the surface of the water while the pumps are running. Wait 15 minutes before getting in. Double check the chemical levels before getting in. Do not enter the hot tub if the chlorine levels are outside of the safe, recommended ranges.
When you are finished soaking in your hot tub, test the water again and adjust the chemical levels again.
Follow the water guidelines in your owner’s manual.
The concentration of active ingredients in spa chemicals varies by manufacturer, so always consult chemical manufacturer’s instructions.
The reach of the pandemic is far and wide. Schools are closed, employees are working from home, and public places are closed. Our daily lives have been interrupted as health leaders — in the United States and around the world — work to control the virus.
You might find yourself looking for ways to pass the time at home, relieve stress, or create a sense of normalcy.
How you can use your hot tub during this time:
Create a Routine
Start your morning with a cup of coffee and well-balanced breakfast and then spend 20 minutes soaking in the warm water. Your blood pressure will decrease, along with your stress and anxiety.
Turn Off Notifications
The news about the virus is everywhere, and it can be hard to turn away from it. Set your phone to silent and take a deep breath. Leave it on the counter when you soak in the hot tub or exercise in your swim spa.
Spend Time with Family
School closures and work-from-home policies can mean the entire family is working in close quarters. Get some fresh air and take a mental break from reports and get some fresh air. Put on your favorite playlist or play some hot tub games.
Tame the Tension
You might feel the stress creeping up … right to your shoulders. Take some time for much needed self care and treat yourself to a spa massage — in your Master Spas hot tub.
It might be hard to turn off your mind and relax enough to get a good night’s rest. Using a hot tub for 20 minutes at the end of the day has been shown to help you fall asleep more quickly and improve sleep quality.