Hot tubs offer so much more than a way to relax. They are also ideal for injecting a little bit of romance into your relationship. So, how do you plan the perfect hot tub date night this Valentine’s Day? Follow our expert advice to plan the ultimate romantic experience.
- Build Anticipation
Whether you invite your date by text or in person, let your date know you have something special planned. Tell them to dress for the occasion —in this case, in swimwear.
You can be as cryptic or as detailed as you want about your plans, but always remember to keep at least a few surprises under your hat.
- Be Prepared
Comfort goes hand-in-hand with any romantic interlude, so think about all the things you will need to make your date perfect. Having clean towels on hand is a must. Adding robes and slippers for your walk to and from the hot tub is also a nice touch. Since it is Valentine’s Day, you may want to pick up a few decorations. This could mean red cups and plates for your drinks and snacks, flowers, chocolates, or even some red candles.
- Create Ambience
Whether you plan to have your soak while the sun is setting or after dark, set out some lanterns or candles on nearby tables to help set the mood. If your spa has customizable lighting features, take advantage of it by choosing a color that emits a soft, romantic glow. Could we recommend red, perhaps?
- Use Aromatherapy
Why stop at romantic lighting? You can stimulate all of your date’s senses by using your Jacuzzi® Hot Tub’s state-of-the-art aromatherapy technology. Try using some sandalwood, rose or ylang-ylang — but only if they’re designed to work safely with your spa’s water system.
If you don’t have access to spa-friendly scents, do not add essential oils to the water. This can clog the filters, throw off the balance and even cause damage. Instead, light a few candles nearby.
- The Right Music
Create a playlist of soft music, be it jazz, classics, instrumentals or the latest from the Top 40’s. If you have a special song — whether it’s the song playing when you first met or the first song you danced to at your wedding — be sure to include it on your playlist. If your spa has a wireless entertainment feature, which most modern hot tubs should, you can control your music from anywhere. Most Jacuzzi® Hot Tubs have BLUEWAVE® technology that enables you to play music from your phone up to 30 feet away.
- Food Preparation
No date is complete without a little sustenance. When preparing for the evening ahead, choose finger food such as cheese and fruit to avoid getting crumbs in the water. Pair refreshing choices like strawberries, grapes and pineapple with your favorite cheeses. Small desserts such as bite-sized brownies are the perfect finale.
When it comes to drinks, it’s wise to avoid alcohol. The temperature of your spa’s water combined with wine or champagne could leave you feeling dehydrated. Nothing kills the mood faster than feeling ill. Instead, choose sparking cider or flavoured water served in unbreakable plastic or acrylic glasses.
Now that you have the stage set, you can sit back, relax and think about the lovely evening ahead. It’s bound to be a Valentine’s Day you’ll never forget.
Swim World is your premier spa dealer in Chelan, Washington, selling the best hot tubs in the region. We believe in excellence, which is why for more than four decades, we’ve only carried world-class brands such as Jacuzzi® Hot Tubs. Interested in purchasing a spa for your home? The J-280™ hot tub model is a great choice. Discover if they’re right for you by getting in touch with one of our experts.