Hot Tub: At least one small intimate party with close friends is possible. Even if you’re just relaxing with someone special, it is possible to enjoy wine, cheese, and other appetizers in your tub.
You should limit the time you soak in hot tub water to less than 100 degrees Fahrenheit. However, after 10 minutes of cooling down most people are able to go back for another session. Although hot tubs are popular for their alcohol content, my legal team reminds you that it is possible to get drunk in hot tubs.
These disclaimers are over, now let’s move on to the worst food or drink ever, for a hot-tub party.
HOT TUB – WORST DRINK:
Certain drinks can be problematic because they are high in sugars and starches. This is good news for bacteria and algae. It is especially problematic for sanitation because it has a low ph. Soft drinks also have low pH levels. Some soft drinks have thickened with cream cheese products and stuffed with fruits.
- Soda drinks – coke sprite root beer
- Smoothies – Imagine them floating on the surface
- Daiquiris: Mostly ice, but lots of fruit, alcohol, and sugar
- Beer foams as soon as it touches the water
- Wine – Too many ingredients to list
- You could make your spa hyper with energy drinks
HOT TUB FOOD CHOICES:
It’s easy to imagine what kind of food you would not want in your hot tub. Don’t make it crumbly, crispy, crunchy, or too juicy. Hot tubs are messy and food can also be messy. Food can also contain all kinds of junk, which can block your water balance and feed the enemy (algae, bacteria).
🙂 REMOVE THESE SPA KILLERS
- Crackers, Chips and Cheetos
- Fruit is not permitted unless it’s served as Fruit Kabobs
- Olives – Oil slick on the Surface
- Cheese should not be served cubed or tooth picked
- Hot Dogs and Hamburgers
- Pizza or BBQ Chicken
- Candies or Cake
HOT TUB PARTY: BEST FOOD AND DRINK:
As you can see, there is very little food on my party menus. It’s a good idea to post a No Food or Drink sign if you are having a large party. Also, make sure your food tables are far from the hot tub.
You don’t want hot tub guests to get dehydrated so limit the time you spend in the spa. Place a large pitcher of water and a stack plastic cups around the tub. To keep the hot tubers hydrated, make sure you keep the water topped up throughout the night. Drinking water is the best thing to do in the hot tub.
What is the best food you can eat in a spa? You can cut small portions and then toothpick it. Avoid finger food and food that has been touched with your hands. These food particles can then be absorbed into the water. Whole fruit should be avoided, except grapes. These are my favorite spa food to either serve or eat. Frozen grapes can be a treat. Just put them in the freezer for around an hour. Grapes, strawberries and baby carrots are great snacks.
WHAT TO DO IF FOOD OR DRINK IS SUPPLIED IN A HOT TUB:
Do you want to drain the hot tub? If there was enough food and drink, it might be possible to drain the hot tub. Don’t be concerned if it’s one drink or one potato chip. If it’s a whole bowl of chips or a large plate of rice and beans, however, don’t worry about it.
You could also use a skimmer net to quickly clean up any debris. Balance the pH, then shock the spa. You will likely need to shock your spa again. Broken glass can be found in the tub. It is important to drain the tub or vacuum it thoroughly.
Avoiding a hot tub disaster with food or drinks is the best way to avoid them.
FOOD AND DRINK DISASTER STORIES:
This question was asked via chat in our office and I received some hilarious responses from HotTubWorks‘ spa owners. Here are their top answers (and warnings). Ugh!
- The Cheetos bowl is flipped into the tub
- Halloween: Bobbing for apples
- The tub is filled with pitchers of margaritas
- Tray of Jello shots that instantly disintegrated
- The next morning, Pepperoni pizza was discovered