How do I keep my ice bath clean and cold

By Johan Seistrup

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As more and more Danes embrace ice bathing as part of their wellness routine, many face the challenge of keeping their ice baths both cold and clean - especially during warmer periods. Ice bathing has become a popular way to improve both health and well-being, and for good reason. The benefits of regularly taking an ice bath range from better sleep to a general improvement in health. But how can you ensure that the ice bath remains a refreshing and clean experience all year round?

Keeping it Cold Shade is your friend - Place your ice bath in the shade to minimize the effect of the sun's rays. This is particularly important during the warmer months when the sun can heat up the water faster than expected.

Ice blocks - Add large ice blocks to your bath to quickly lower the water temperature. These blocks melt more slowly than smaller ice cubes, providing a longer-lasting cooling effect. With 4-5 food containers filled with water, put into the freezer for 24 hours, and you'll have your own ice bath ready.

Thermal cover - Use a thermal cover to insulate your bath when it's not in use. This helps keep the water cold and also reduces evaporation.

Keeping it clean

Regular cleaning - Maintenance is the key to a clean ice bath. Refer to Nordkilde's guide, "The 6 Best Steps to Clean Your Ice Bath," for detailed instructions on how to best clean your ice bath.

Filtration system - Consider investing in a filtration system or a cooler that can keep the water clean on a more constant basis. This is especially important if you use your ice bath frequently or share it with others.

Natural cleaners - To avoid harmful chemicals, you can use natural cleaners to combat algae growth and keep the water clear. Learn more about cleaning kits and cleaning your ice bath here.

Health Benefits

Integrating ice bathing into your daily or weekly routine can have significant benefits for your health. In addition to promoting better sleep, regular ice baths can also help reduce stress, improve the immune system, and even boost metabolism. The cold water stimulates the body's natural healing processes and can help relieve muscle pain and inflammation.


Keeping your ice bath cold and clean requires some effort, but the benefits of ice bathing undoubtedly justify this effort. By following these tips, you can enjoy all the health benefits of ice bathing year-round, regardless of the temperatures outside. Remember, consistency is key when it comes to ice bathing - the more often you dive into the cold water, the greater benefits you'll experience. So dive in and experience how ice bathing can contribute to better health and well-being.

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