How to Watch Football The Right Way in Your Hot Tub



Football season has finally arrived, and with it will come weeks of suspense, excitement, tears and cries of joy. There’s no better way to experience all of these emotions while watching the big game than in the warm waters of a hot tub.  The soothing jets will comfort you when your team is down, and your touchdown celebration will be much more intense with splashing waters of excitement all around you.

We here at ThermoSpas want to transform your football game viewing experience for the better. Here are a handful of great tips to help you create the perfect football game viewing experience in your spa.

Prepare Your Hot Tub for Game Day

Before your buddies come over, make sure your water is clean and clear. Do this by testing the water’s chemical levels with test strips to make sure it’s balanced. If it’s not, add the chemicals needed. This will ensure your water is safe for soaking in while watching the game. Also make sure to quickly rinse and inspect your filter, or thoroughly clean them if it’s been a while.

If you haven’t refilled your hot tub with clean water in the past four months, now is the time to do it. You don’t want to be distracted from the game by dirty water. Drain your hot tub, clean the
shell’s surface and jets, and then fill it back up with clean, fresh water. Don’t forget to have extra towels on hand for your friends and family. They might be so focused on the upcoming game that they forget to bring them.

Make Sure You Have Enough Space

Make sure you know how many people can comfortably and safely fit inside your hot tub. If you’re inviting more people than can fit in your spa, set up chairs and a table outside of it for others
to sit and watch the game. Then, during breaks, the people inside the hot tub can switch places with the people sitting outside to cool down and eat snacks.

We recommend that you don’t spend more than 15 minutes in a 104° F hot tub at one time. You can extend the time you can be in the spa by reducing the temperature a few degrees, or switch with the people outside of the hot tub every 15 minutes if you want to keep the heat up.

Make Sure You Have the Perfect TV Set Up

We’ve finally come to the most important part of game day: the television. Make sure you have your television set up so that everyone inside the hot tub and outside of it can see the game
comfortably. If your TV is not waterproof, keep it a safe distance away from the hot tub so that it doesn’t’ get damaged.

If everyone watching the game is in the hot tub, waterproof spa-mounted televisions are great options. If you have friends outside of the hot tub as well as inside, you might want to consider
wall-mounted televisions or projectors.
Check out our guide to making your own hot tub cinema for more information about how to create the perfect TV setup for your spa.

Don’t Forget About Refreshments

Whenever you’re in a hot tub, hydration is very important. Make sure to keep water and sugar-free drinks close by for people to refresh themselves with. You and your friends should be
drinking water every hour. Consider buying a waterproof floating refreshment tray to put your drinks in. You won’t have to take your eyes off the game to grab a drink if you have one of these.

Also, make sure to only use plastic cups or cans in your spa. You really don’t want glass breaking in your hot tub. Instead of glasses, stick a few plastic cups in your refreshment tray, sit
back in the warm water and watch your team dominate.

Prepare Some Good Grub

What’s a football game without food? Set out some finger food on the table outside of your hot tub for quick snacks throughout the game. We suggest party mixes, chips, shrimp, guacamole, salsa, wings or nuts. Keep the food outside of the hot tub so that you don’t damage your filters or contaminate your water. Try to keep the food close though, so that you can quickly step out of the hot tub to grab snacks from the table.

Half time is a great time to cool down and take a break from the heat of the hot tub and the game. Depending on the time, you might want to have a bigger meal available at the table during half
time. Big subs can feed a lot of people and are easy to buy and make. Nachos and tacos are also a pretty easy and tasty option.

Represent Your Team

Just because you can’t wear your team’s shirt in a hot tub doesn’t mean you can’t represent them. It just means you have to be a little more creative. If you have a ThermoSpas hot tub with LED
, change the spa color to match your team’s colors. This will look especially awesome during evening games.

Another great idea is buying some flags for your team and setting them up around your spa to show your pride. Finally, ask all of your friends to bring their football shirts and hang them up with
hangers on trees, walls or other places you find around your hot tub (as long as it’s not too windy out). You’ll transform your backyard into a football shrine for your team.

If you follow these tips, you’ll be sure to having the ultimate football-watching experience in your hot tub. You’ll never want to watch the game on a couch again. For those of you who don’t have a hot tub yet, but are interested in getting one, feel free to contact us for a free site inspection. We’d love to help you find the perfect spot to put a hot tub so that you can have more fun in your backyard or home.



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