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Are Hot Tubs Good for You?
Are Hot Tubs Good for You?
Written by Kimberly Giraldo
Updated over a week ago

If you have been considering adding a hot tub to your home sanctuary, you probably have a lot of questions surrounding your potential purchase. You may have searched the internet for the answer to the question: “Are hot tubs good for you?”

There are many aspects of a hot tub that can help you relax and unwind after a long, stressful week. This article will cover the many ways that a hot tub can improve your quality of life, help you relax and unwind, provide solace, and serve as a space to socialize with and entertain your family, friends, and loved ones. Read on to learn about the many ways that a hot tub can be good for you.

Improve Quality of Life

When asking if a hot tub is good for you, consider the many ways a hot tub can improve your quality of life. If you are looking for something that can provide you with self-care, relaxation, and connection with family and friends, a hot tub can be just the thing.

“Me Time”

If there is one thing most of us can agree on, it’s that we all wish we had more time for self-care. In today’s busy world, with work, family, and kids’ activities, time tends to fly by quickly, without much free time for relaxation and wellness. But having a hot tub in your home or backyard is the ideal solution for those who are short on time but desire a place to get away from the stresses of the day—all without leaving home.

There is nothing quite like the soothing experience of a hot tub. When you step into your hot tub, you can feel your worries wash away. You can let the warm bubbly water and the power of specialized jets soothe you as you unwind. Soaking in a hot tub allows you to reconnect with your body, calm your mind, and soak into peaceful bliss.

Hardworking people deserve a place where they can go to take care of themselves and protect their mental health. A hot tub provides a place of solitude, where you can


When you’re tired, stressed, and tense, a hot tub provides a place where you can seek comfort and relaxation while you enjoy hydrotherapy. The warm bubbly water, comfortable seating, and specialized jets of a high-quality hot tub all combine to create a relaxing experience for you and your loved ones. Many hot tub owners report feeling a weight lifting off their shoulders when they sink into their hot tub for a soak.

Connection with Family and Friends

Time spent with family and loved ones is certainly good for the soul. Enjoying a social soak in a hot tub is a feel-good way to connect with your significant other, bond with family members, and entertain friends or neighbors.

If you’re looking to improve your quality of life with a hot tub, it’s important to realize that all hot tubs are different. For example, there are several types of hot tubs including inflatable or blow-up hot tubs, in-ground hot tubs, and portable hot tubs. Read on to learn more about each type of hot tub.

What is an inflatable hot tub?

Just as it sounds, an inflatable or blow-up hot tub is a self-contained unit that you can inflate, plug in and then fill with water. This type of hot tub is generally inexpensive as well as quick and easy to set up. However, they are usually not large enough to accommodate many bathers and they do not usually come with seats. Bathers will sit on the bottom surface of an inflatable hot tub, though cushions are available to purchase separately. Furthermore, inflatable hot tubs do not have specialty jets designed for hydrotherapy as other hot tub types do. Instead, they have air jets that simulate the bubbling water that hydrotherapy jets create in other types of hot tubs.

Inflatable hot tubs are made with thick reinforced vinyl or latex and are designed to cushion your back as you relax in it. However, they are not puncture-proof.

Inflatable hot tubs are economical, easy to set up yourself and can be deflated and easily moved. On the other hand, they do not provide soothing hydrotherapy, are not extremely long-lasting and take a long time to heat up (up to 48 hours, depending on the brand and model).

What is an in-ground hot tub?

An in-ground hot tub is as it sounds—a hot tub that is built into the ground. This type of hot tub is often built adjacent to or in conjunction with your backyard swimming pool. Most in-ground hot tubs have limited hydrotherapy. A typical in-ground hot tub has approximately 12 or fewer water jets designed to reach bathers at mid-back. The jets are powered by one single-speed pump, so they do not have the power of the specialty jets typically found in portable hot tubs.

In-ground hot tubs can be custom designed to be an aesthetically pleasing part of your backyard in conjunction with your swimming pool. However, they can be very expensive not only to build but also to operate.

What is a portable hot tub?

A portable hot tub is the type that most people envision when they hear the term “hot tub.” The term portable refers to the fact that all the equipment needed to heat the water and operate the hot tub is self-contained within the unit. It is very important to know that portable hot tubs should not be moved or installed without a professional.

High-quality portable hot tubs are typically made with superior materials that are made to last for many years. This includes an acrylic interior shell, exterior cabinetry, insulation that helps retain the water’s heat and a base. The quality of the materials depends on the brand and model.

For example, Jacuzzi® Hot Tubs feature a ProFusion™ Shell that is made with the highest quality acrylic, a bonded vapor barrier and a resin composite which are layered together for durability. This layer of materials creates an inseparable bond that can withstand both heat and cold.

Jacuzzi® Hot Tubs are also made with ProFinish® and ProEndure™ Tool-Free Cabinetry which is fade-resistant, color-fast, and maintenance-free. It can also withstand heat and cold. Jacuzzi® Hot Tubs have excellent insulation that is energy-saving and that helps lower operating costs. All Jacuzzi® Hot Tubs exceed the California Energy Commission standards for spa energy consumption. Jacuzzi® Hot Tubs also feature a rugged ProPolymer Base that adds structural strength, insulates your spa from the foundation and protects your hot tub’s components from moisture and the elements.

These features are just as important as factors like high-quality proprietary jets that deliver next-level hydrotherapy to help you relax and rejuvenate after a long day while connecting with family and friends. In addition, the seating in a luxury hot tub is designed for comfort and relaxation. Superior portable hot tubs also have great features that lend themselves to creating the ultimate experience such as sound systems, exterior and interior lighting, water features for ambiance, and technology that makes operating and maintaining it easy and nearly hassle-free.

If you’re asking yourself: “Which type of hot tub will be best for me?” keep in mind that your answer will be based on your specific needs and desires. Before you can determine which type of hot tub will be right for you, you may want to ask yourself the following questions:

-What do I most want to get out of my hot tub?

-Who will be spending time in the hot tub with me?

-How much do I want to spend on a hot tub?

-Do I want a hot tub for relaxation or socialization?

-What hot tub features are most important to me?

When you are seeking a hot tub to help improve your mindset and your overall wellness, increase your quality of life, and reconnect with your family and loved ones, it’s important to visit your local spa showroom and speak with an authorized hot tub dealer about your needs. A trusted hot tub dealer can help you find the perfect spa that will be good for you—mind, body, and soul.

You’ll want to be prepared when you visit a spa showroom. Here are a few things to do before you go:

-Determine where you plan to place your future hot tub, and whether it will be inside or outside.

-Measure the space space you have to accommodate your hot tub and the surrounding spa oasis.

-Decide what type of foundation your hot tub will be installed upon.

-Figure out your hot tub budget.

-Make a list of your most important hot tub features.

If you’re looking for a way to spend time that is soothing and good for your overall wellness, a hot tub might be right for you.

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Medical disclaimer: This information is not intended to prescribe a particular diagnosis or course of action. We are not medical professionals. Please contact your GP or other medical professional for advice if you have any concerns about your current health or well-being.

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