Far from the hedonistic days of the seventies, hot tubs have begun to play a major role in helping those with chronic pain and other issues. Found in physical therapy settings and hydrotherapy provider settings, having your own hot tub can help your reduce your stress level, reduce the pressure on aching muscles and joints and help you with overall healing and health issues.
Of course, they are also great for spending time with friends and family and when considered all together, there has never been a better reason to have your very own hot tub.
Get Rid Of The Myths
As with many things, you have to separate the fact from the fiction. One of the most common myths is that hot tubs are full of disease. Naturally, if you don’t maintain your hot tub it can get full of algae and bio slime and potentially bacteria but the same applies to your pool or bathtub. However, what most people are thinking of is if someone has a condition and gets into the tub with another person. The water in the hot tub is chlorinated or it has other types of disinfectants in the water.
Thus the change of transmission from one person to the other isn’t any different than if you are in the same room. There is also the myth that they are hard to maintain. It is true that having a hot tub does require some maintenance but so does cleaning your home.
When properly maintained, hot tubs are easy to clean and with the new testers and test strips on the market, easy to balance the chemicals to help keep them clean. Next, there is the question of energy efficient. Newer models are very efficient and many use a standard outlet so are even more efficient than those just a decade ago. Don’t let the myths stand in your way of using a hot tub to relax in.
Five Great Hot Tubs For The Money
Premium Wood Burning Hot Tub
Quite possibly the most unique hot tub available, the Allwood Wood Fired #200 EP Series Hot Tub will have your neighbors full of envy. This model is an all wood burning or fired hot tub. It uses an exterior, all aluminum boiler with a stainless steel chimney and it is connected to the main tub via two hoses.
The tub has an all wood exterior with a vinyl internal liner that is puncture resistant. The boiler comes pre-assembled and set up is fast and easy. The exterior is also pre-assembled and the wood is a slow grown Nordic spruce. Those that have this model really love how well it works for them and how attractive this spa is.
Best Rated Hot Tub for the Price
Designed as a plug and play model, the QCA Spas Model 14 Phoenix Series Hot Tub can be upgraded in situ with an upgraded heater. It comes with a 1KW heater that uses the standard 120V system but it can be enhanced with a 4K heater (Sold Separately) using a 240V system, this giving you more options for your hot tub.
It has a high efficiency, high flow pump with dual jets and this model can hold up to six people or provide enough room for hydrotherapy. It has both lounging and sitting positions and the model has a Blue Denim color. People who have this model love the fact they can upgrade the system and how well it works for them.
Luxurious Hot Tub to Buy
Engineered to provide heat and comfort for up to six people, the Aquaterra Spas Montecito 45-jet Series Hot Tub has 45 high powered jets to help melt your stress away. It has a simulated wood exterior and it comes with an Ozonenator to help keep the water clear and clean.
The pump provides both a high and low setting and the tub has an internal LED waterfall. This tub requires a 240V system and the heater is a 4KW heater so it heats quickly and provides a generous amount of heat for any level. Those that use this model love the roomy nature of this tub and the powerful heater.
Ultimate Hot Tub Spa for the Money
Built with 90 jets to blast the stress away, this Home and Garden Spas 6 Person 90 Jet Spa Series Hot Tub offers plenty of room for hydrotherapy. It uses the 240V system in your home and it has a high-efficiency pump with an efficient heater so you can rest easy and enjoy the comfort.
It also comes with an ozone generator to keep the water clean and fresh and there is an MP3 Aux port so you can enjoy your music while getting rid of that work stress.
People who have purchased and use this model love the comfortable jets and the ability to listen to music while relaxing.
High Performance Hot Tub Spa
Made in the U.S., the Signature Spas 6 Person Spa Hot Tub Signature Series Hot Tub is a plug and play spa offer similar feature to the intensive 240V systems. It has a high power, high-efficiency pump, and heater and it has 26 jets to power away the stress. The heater is made of Titanium for longevity and the unit is backed by a two-year warranty.
It has a marbled looking interior and the interior has both sitting and lounging position, with plenty of room for hydrotherapy. People who have this model love the 120V aspect and how easy to care for this model is.
To get the most from your hot tub, be sure to read and follow all included instructions that come with your tub.