What is the best temperature for a Lay-Z-Spa hot tub?

A Lay-Z-Spa hot tub is a great way to enjoy relaxing and unwinding in the comfort of your own home. But, when it comes to the temperature of the water, what is the best temperature for an inflatable hot tub? Is there an ideal water temperature range for a hot tub?

The Ideal Temperature Range for a Lay-Z-Spa

Hot tub water temperature ultimately comes down to personal preference and it is best to go with what you are most comfortable with. Some Lay-Z-Spa users find 40°C too much, whilst others wouldn't have it any cooler. The average body temperature is 37°C, so that’s a good place to start if you’re not sure.

Most commonly, the ideal hot tub temperature range is between 37°C and 40°C. This temperature range is comfortable and safe for most people to enjoy a relaxing soak without risking overheating or discomfort. BISHTA advise that you should never bathe in water hotter than 40°C and Lay-Z-Spa hot tubs are designed to never go over this temperature.

Hot Tub Temperature in Summer Vs Winter

The ideal temperature for your hot tub can depend on the weather conditions as well as personal preferences. If it's a particularly cold day outside, you may want to increase the temperature of the water to compensate for the cold air and feel more relaxed as it warms your body's core temperature. On the other hand, if it's a hot day, you may want to lower the temperature to avoid overheating.

Safe Hot Tub Temperature for Children

Allowing children to use a hot tub requires some careful consideration. The recommendation is that the hot tub water temperature is no higher than 36°C for children and you should limit their time in the water to only 15 minutes at a time.

It is also worth noting that children need to be supervised at all times and that they do not put their heads under the water or ingest any water. We do not recommend allowing children under 8 years old to use a Lay-Z-Spa and especially not babies & toddlers.

Safe hot tub water temperature when pregnant

It is a good idea to speak to your doctor or midwife before using a hot tub if you are pregnant and using one should be done with caution and completely avoid the first trimester or first 12 weeks. Safe hot tub temperature when pregnant is 35°C or lower and for only a period of 10 minutes.

Consider hot tub temperature if you have a health condition

With certain health conditions such as diabetes or high blood pressure, you may need to avoid temperatures above 37°C. Lay-Z-Spa hot tubs offer a range of scientifically proven benefits to health and even help with the above conditions but it is worth consulting with a health professional about the best temperature for your hot tub water.