Hot Tubs and Spas: Relaxing at Home

Everyone remembers a few times on their youth when their friend’s mom had a hot tub in their back yard that you were occasionally allowed to use. Usually, it was a gaudy faded grey color, and was full of leaves and bugs, which you had fish out with nets before you could get in. It was a novelty Luckily for us, hot tubs have changed for the better.

When it comes to purchasing a hot tub, rather than going to a home improvement or DIY store, people can go to professional hot tub and spa retailers and have their hot tubs custom designed. Designing your own hot tub has become something of a craft. It is not enough to have a large, boring tub in the back yard. Everyone has different tastes, and each person wants their hot tub to reflect their home.

Hot tub near lake

Modern hot tub designs are more like a water feature; it’s supposed to enhance the aesthetics of your home, and not detract from it. You can now have a modern experience, with built-in hot tubs, or tubs designed to blend in with your garden’s motif. Canada’s BonaVista Pools has the right idea; their hot tubs fit seamlessly in with the landscape.

Infinite hot tub overlooking lakeHot tubs are a luxury; something that people can enjoy. It’s like having a spa experience without ever having to leave your own home. Not only does a hot tub allow you to relax, it also can be used for hydrotherapy and pain relief, and it has been claimed that hot tubs can be beneficial for people with arthritis, diabetes, insomnia, high blood pressure, and anxiety.

Hot tubs are great for socializing. Invite your friends over to unwind and have a drink, or simply enjoy a nice time with your family. Hot tubs are becoming as popular as having a private pool, especially when it comes to families. As the number of people who chose to have swimming pools at their homes increases, the number of people who have hot tubs or spas installed are also rising.

Hot tub next to swimming pool in suburban backyard

Hot tubs can be used all year round, which means you can spend more time in your garden, even in colder weather. Depending on how often you use your hot tub, it will have varying heating costs and will determine the time it takes to clean. A lot of them are self-cleaning and a lot more sanitary, requiring less maintenance. A lot of retailers and manufacturers also provide different services, such as cleaning, maintenance, and repair services.

If you’re thinking of buying a hot tub, make sure you do sufficient research before you make any final decisions. Consider the size, the features, level of maintenance required, the chemicals you’d need to clean it, the price, and make sure you get a consultation with the company your planning on purchasing your hot tub from. That way, you can tell them exactly what you want, eliminating the chance of any mix ups. If you’re not sure about what you want, you can always ask a representative from the company to pay a visit to your house, take measurements, and offer suggestions.

Once you’ve bought your hot tub don’t forget to read the manual!

Mary Ann Mahoney ()

Writes fact and fiction that gets published in a variety of different places, across a variety of different mediums. Author of short and sweet micro-fiction pieces.