As a new Jacuzzi® brand hot tub owner, it’s important to test out different water temperatures from the get go.
As a new Jacuzzi® brand hot tub owner, it’s important to test out different water temperatures from the get go. While 104° is accepted maximum, below that there’s no “right” or “wrong” water temperature; it’s more about finding one that gives you the best experience. Once you’ve settled on your ideal temperature, you can fully unlock the healing power of hot water to treat everything from muscle pain to insomnia. Here’s how to find the ideal hot tub water temperature, as well as some background on hydrotherapy, or the use of heated water for health benefits.
WATER TEMPERATURE QUICK FACTS
The majority of hot tub users prefer a water temperature in the range of 100°F-102°F.
104°F is the standard maximum temperature, which some users also prefer.
Always consult a physician before getting in the hot tub while pregnant.
Children under age 5 should not be in hot tubs over 95°F, and should only remain in hot tubs for 5-10 minutes at a time.
FINDING THE IDEAL TEMPERATURE FOR YOU
Finding the proper temperature for your hot tub is essential to getting the most out of your hot tub experience. As a new owner, we recommend experimenting with various water temperatures while the entire family is present. Once you find a temperature that everyone agrees on, keep it within that range, as continuously raising and lowering the heat can increase operational costs and add wear. According to the US Consumer Product Safety Commission, the water temperature of a hot tub is best between 100°F and 102°F.