Valentine’s Day is a good time to remember that there’s nothing like love to make us feel fresh and new again.
Indeed, whatever the weather, there’s no stopping true Valentines; they’re going to make a special day of it. Whenever possible, that includes a togetherness-soak in a steamy hot tub.
And while we’re pretty convinced that being together in one of our spas — be it a Bullfrog, Aspen or Strong model — is all the romance you’ll need, because it’s Valentine’s Day, why not turn up the heat a little more.
Before we get into some tips on how to heat it up a notch, let’s address one factor that may affect your plans.
What if it snows?
If need be, just before Valentine’s Day shovel a path to the hot tub. If you luck out and have no snow and a clear path, it might be helpful to clean the path of any debris that could be picked up by your feet and dirty the water.
Now let’s get to those fun ideas:
# 1. Have really clean water: For a romantic date, you want really clean water. If you’ve been using your hot tub lately, consider shocking it the night before and, again, an hour before the romantic date. If you’d like help with that, visit www.weeklyhottubservice.com
#2. Set up a seating area near your hot tub so you can take breaks from the spa’s hot waters. Perhaps add a table for a place to dine. If the weather is cold, have robes and perhaps a heating fixture — or set up a dining spot just inside the house.
Note: It is always a good idea to break after 10-15 minutes and do not have the temperature above 104 degrees. Keeping the water temperature at 102 should be comfortable and most soakers will not get overheated. But, nonetheless, do break regularly.
#3. If your Valentine has a favorite radio station, connect a speaker near the hot tub and have that station on.
If it is one that accepts requests, contact the station ahead and ask for a favorite song dedicated to you both to air when you are in the hot tub. Or, have your iPod loaded with a few favorites.
#4. Once you are out of the hot tub for the night, that’s the perfect time for a glass of champagne.
In sum: pristine water, a clear, clean path to the hot tub, a place to relax outside the spa and perhaps dine on a tasty meal, romantic music, and drinks after you soak in the tub. Now that’s one special Valentine’s Day!