Nothing beats relaxing with a good book in the hot tub—At least until you drop it in the water and ruin it, of course. Unfortunately, it’s hard to relax while you’re worrying about potentially damaging your book or eReader by getting it wet. Reading near water can be a risky activity. But it doesn’t have to be anymore. We’ve come up with a handful ways to make reading in a hot tub easier and less worrisome.
Before we get to those, we want to note that you should avoid reading valuable or precious books in the spa even if you have taken precautions because there is always a chance they might get damaged by water. Only use an eReader in the hot tub if it is waterproof or placed inside of a competent waterproof case.
Now, without further ado, here are some great ways to comfortably read in your hot tub:
1. Buy books with DuraBooks technology
When you think of book technology, eReaders are probably the first things to pop into your mind. But there are other great reading technologies out there, including DuraBooks. DuraBooks is a waterproof book-binding technology that was created by Charles Melcher and patented in 2004. DuraBooks use synthetic paper that is virtually indestructible, waterproof and can be recycled indefinitely, unlike regular paper which can only be recycled a couple of times. You won’t have to worry about these tough books getting ruined by your hot tub water.
There are a bunch of great books out there that use DuraBooks technology. If you’re interested in environmentalism and thought-provoking tales, try giving Cradle to Cradle a read. This is one of the most popular DuraBooks available because of its unique and progressive re-imagining of environmental sustainability. If fiction is more your style, pick up The Beach Book, which is filled with beach stories written by a handful of acclaimed authors, including Roald Dahl, Gabriel Garcia Marquez and Isaac Bashevis Singer. You can also turn the heat up in your hot tub with a variety of steamy adult novels.
2. Use an AquaReader
AquaReaders are helpful tools that are designed to hold your books and eReaders above water for you. This hot tub accessory secures your tablet PC’s, eReaders, magazines and books to a flotation device, so that your reading material is safely placed on top of the hot tub water. Still, we recommend that you don’t use valuable books or eReaders without a waterproof case with this device , as it does not protect your reading material from splashes. For all other reading material, AquaReader allows for a comfortable and effortless reading experience.
3. Slip your eReader into a waterproof case
If you use an eReader and are looking for one of the cheapest ways to make reading in the hot tub a less terrifying experience, waterproof covers or guards are the way to go. These accessories will protect your eReader from splashes and the occasional accidental drop in the water, leaving you worry-free. They allow for easy interaction with the keyboard and navigation buttons. We recommend doing some research before you buy. You’ll want to make sure you’re buying a tried and tested waterproof case before entrusting it with the safety of your eReader.
4. Purchase a waterproof eReader
This is by far the easiest way to ensure a worry-free and relaxing reading experience with your eReader in the hot tub. Waterproof eReaders are designed to come into contact with water. You can splash water on them and even submerge them in water. Waterproof eReaders are definitely the best option if you have children who want to read with you in the hot tub. If you’re interested in purchasing a waterproof eReader, we suggest taking a look at Waterfi’s Waterproofed Kindle Paperwhite.
5. Listen to an audiobook
Although you don’t exactly read audiobooks, they can give you a hands-free way to enjoy books in the hot tub. Most popular books are available in audio form now, and you can download them from various sources, including Barnes and Noble, iTunes and Audible. You can also find a bunch of free, public domain audiobooks available for download on various websites.
ThermoSpas’ deluxe sound system makes listening to audiobooks in your hot tub easy. All you have to do is hook up your digital audio source to the hot tub’s sound system and you’re ready to go. You can even adjust the volume, change tracks and select the audio source without leaving the water. You’ll never have to worry about damaging books or electronics with water again.
We hope that this guide helps to enhance your relaxation experience by allowing you to read comfortably in your hot tub. Keep an eye on our blog for more unique ways to enjoy your hot tub.