Hot Tub Etiquette

Owning a hot tub is a luxury, and if you are lucky enough to own one, you most likely know what and what not to do around your tub. However, there are a few things you may be unaware of. Rising Sun Pools has created an etiquette guide to ensure that you, your friends, and your family can properly enjoy your time in the hot tub.

Consult Your Physician

If you have diabetes, high blood pressure, heart disease, or any other cardiovascular condition, consult your physician before using a hot tub. This goes for any medical condition as well. To ensure maximum safety, always consult your physician before entering the tub.

Shower Off

Always shower off with soap and water before entering a hot tub. You don’t want to risk contaminating the water. Lotions and oils contribute to the build-up in your spa, and it is not advisable to drain it during cold climates. Rinsing off with soap and water beforehand will save you money in the long run, avoiding a possible repair bill.

Limit Your Time

You should soak in your hot tub for no more than 15-30 minutes. Pay attention to the signs your body sends you; if you begin to feel dizzy or lightheaded, it may be a sign of overheating.


If your hot tub is indoors or not properly ventilated, you may experience slight throat or eye irritation. A quick fix is to ventilate naturally or with an exhaust fan.

Remove Contact Lenses

Wearing contact lenses while using a hot tub or pool can put you at risk for developing an eye infection. They can also get steamy, which makes them feel useless.

Know What to Serve

If you are having guests over for a hot tub get-together, light finger foods, especially fruit, are the best option for snacking. Potato chips should be avoided at all costs; if spilled, they create a gummy mess that is very hard to clean up.

Rising Sun Pools & Spa

Rising Sun Pools offers a wide selection of hot tubs to help you create your own personal oasis. We are sure to have a model to fit your needs. Contact us today if you’d like more information about our hot tub brands!