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Can I eat food in my hot tub?


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Now that your hot tub ownership is in full swing, one of the things you can look forward to most is entertaining. When you’re planning a nice, relaxing get together with friends and good food, there are a few dos and don’ts to follow when it comes to eating food in your hot tub.

The Best Food to Enjoy in Your Spa

So, can you eat in your hot tub? Well, technically yes, but you may want to set some ground rules first. You’ll want to keep any food you serve to be eaten in your hot tub whole or cubed. This makes for quick and easy clean up in case of spillage. Fruits like grapes are a huge hit, and serving them frozen is even better for a nice, cool treat. Toothpicks are another must. This keeps your guests from putting “messy hands” into your spa water. You’ll also need to keep your guests hydrated. Water is preferable, but anything you choose is up to you. Have some plastic cups on hand for just this occasion. The only thing worse than messy food in your hot tub is broken glass. 

The Absolute Worst Food for Your Hot Tub

Pretty much anything greasy, powdery, sugary, or juicy is an enormous no. The issue isn’t your guests as much as it is the health of your spa water. Anytime you eat in your hot tub, contaminants will inevitably be added to your water. But, when you have several people eating together, it ups your chances for algae and feeds bacteria. Here are a few examples of delectable delights that will need to steer clear of your hot tub water.

  • Crackers
  • Pizza
  • Burgers
  • BBQ
  • Cakes

What to Do About Spills

Accidents happen! Everyone is human, so there’s always a chance a spill will occur. If it’s a tiny spill, say one potato chip, just try to skim it out as quickly as possible. However, if it’s a large spill, like a whole plate of rice, you may have to drain and refill your hot tub. It’s always a good idea to give your spa a good ole’ fashioned shock treatment after a party where food was served. Are you still looking for the perfect hot tub to entertain with? Contact Mastercraft Pool & Spa! And, if you’re wanting a completely customized spa, our builders are ready to construct you a Nespa Tiled Spa for a uniquely creative space to relax and socialize. Call us today at 208-237-6557 to get your party started.


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