There is perhaps nothing more relaxing than sinking into a hot tub or a home spa at the end of a long day. It can be a stress reliever, a romantic setting, and even just a place to hang out and have fun with friends and family. A hot tub can also have therapeutic effects as well. If this all sounds appealing to you, it’s worth checking out hot tubs and spas for sale, either online or at a local retail center. A hot tub and spa combination could prove to be the right investment for you, especially if you’re using it as a method of pain relief (say, from arthritis). We’ll talk about the logistics of a spa and hot tub as well as where to find hot tubs and spas for sale, what price points to expect, and why you should consider getting one in the first place.
Why Get a Home Hot Tub?
With over seven million hot tubs in use in the United States, it’s clear that many people feel this is a good investment. But why spring for one?
Almost 84% of hot tub owners got a hot tub because they wanted to relax and reduce their stress and almost 15% say that they prefer to take a soak by themselves, cordoning it off as their “alone time.”
A study completed by the North American Sports Medicine Institute showed that just 10 minutes in a hot tub could lower blood pressure, albeit temporarily. And, due to the relaxing effect of hot water, other studies have shown that soaking in hot water can help you fall asleep more quickly. It’s recommended that you take a 20 minute soak in the hot tub two hours before you plan to hit the hay.
Pain Relief / Medical Help
Hot and cold water therapy is one of the most effective ways to soothe chronic arthritis pain, which an estimated 70 million people in the United States suffer from. This type of therapy helps relax swollen joints and a hot tub can greatly help with this. Furthermore, since you only way 10% of your actual body weight in the water, some of the pressure is automatically taken off your muscles and joints when you enter the hot tub.
Hot tubs can also help our health in other ways. The New England Journal of Medicine recently found in several recent studies that when those with Type 2 diabetes soaked in hot water for a half hour, six days a week, they had an easier time controlling their weight and their plasma sugar levels.
What Should I Expect With a Home Hot Tub Or Spa?
The cost of a hot tub can fluctuate depending on its size and quality, among other factors. IDeally, you want one that comes with solid insulation and good filtration, which can cut down on maintenance and repair costs over its lifetime. A high quality hot tub that’s well constructed could last for as long as 20 years, depending on use and upkeep.
Most hot tubs are generally installed outside, though if conditions are right, indoor hot tubs are also possible. You will need to clean your hot tub and spa regularly and follow the directions that come with it closely to avoid any inadvertent damage.
Where Can I Find Hot Tubs and Spas For Sale?
Department stores and other home stores will often have hot tubs and spas for sale. There are also stores dedicated specifically to hot tubs and spas for sale — check online to see what’s closest to you. And, speaking of online, there are plenty of online retailers who have a wide selection of hot tubs and spas for sale at varying price points.
In short, finding the hot tub and spa that’s right for you shouldn’t be too hard with a little bit of research.
Indulge in a hot tub and spa on your porch and enjoy the little luxuries in life. And hey, with the new hot tub, you may never have to work to convince your friends and family to come over again!