If you have a hot tub in your backyard, don’t even think about closing it up just yet! This is a wonderful time of the year to sit in your spa on a cool fall evening, looking up at the clear night sky.
Here in Mississippi, you can find use for your hot tub almost every night of the year because the temperatures never dip that low. Yet for some reason, many people choose to close up their hot tubs at the same time they do their pools, probably to take a break from the maintenance. We think it’s better to enjoy your investment and make the most of it!
Here are some creative ways to enjoy your hot tub in this fall season.
Night Sky Watching
The nights are longer in the fall, and you don’t have to wait until 9 o’clock forthe stars to appear. You can enjoy an early evening in the hot tub with the family, looking up at the stars and checking out the constellations.
Another supermoon will be taking place in November, and the Geminid meteor shower can be seen in December. For more night sky events, check out this 2016 guide from Space.com.
Start a New Book (or TV) Series
If your hot tub is purely for some me-time, why not take a dip in the evenings and read your favorite book? Some people love pouring themselves a hot bubble bath and taking their favorite book with them, but you don’t have to mess with extra water, bubbles or the water turning cold after 20 minutes.
If you’re not much of a reader, start a new TV series instead. With streaming services like Netflix and Hulu, it’s possible to watch an entire season – or five – over the course of a few weeks!
Check out the Birds (and Foliage!)
Autumn brings forth many beautiful birds, which is perfect for birdwatchers. But even if you’re not a formal birdwatcher, there is something to be appreciated about Mother Nature at this time of the year.
Set up a bird feeder near your hot tub and enjoy watching the birds stop by on their migration to the south. You’ll probably see some pretty neat ones! Don’t forget to soak in the beauty of the trees as well. Here in MS, hickory, oak, maple and other hardwood trees all change color!
Prepare for Cold and Flu Season
As wonderful as autumn is, it’s also the jumpstart to cold and flu season. Many households see 6-9 colds come their way, particularly those with young children. Luckily, your hot tub can offer your family some better health and immunity during cold and flu season.
Some of the ways that hot tubs boost wellness is by improving sleep, soothing tired and sore muscles, increasing blood circulation and sweating out toxins. You can read more about the health benefits of a spa in this article from Swim University.
Call Paradise Pools for all of your hot tub related needs at 601-932-POOL. We have an outstanding selection of spas from the Limelight, Highlife, Hot Spot and Free Flow Collections!