Spa-tacular hot tubs: What are the benefits?
With the colder months approaching, it’s time to step away from the outdoor pool and into the warmth of a hot tub or spa. Not only do these features grace your home with a bit of opulence, they also provide great health benefits, an increase in relaxation levels and relief from the weather. Beautiful designs teamed with regular maintenance can make hot tubs a valued feature of the house to be enjoyed by all ages. So what are the benefits of hot tubs and spas and what is it that makes them so attractive to homeowners across the country?
They can be enjoyed all year round
While swimming pools are more of a summertime activity, hot tubs can be used in all seasons, offering warmth, comfort and pleasure whatever the weather. In bitter months it can be tempting to hibernate indoors away from the harsh temperatures, but a hot tub can offer a warm sanctuary either inside or outside your home, depending on where you choose to install it. If installing outside, just bring a fluffy towel, bathrobe and slippers, and you’re all set to enjoy the heat whilst still appreciating your garden and the beautiful winter skies.
Advantageous for health
The combination of heat and water can work wonders for a variety of physical health troubles. The jets of heat produced by hot tubs can create a massaging effect, and encourage blood and nutrients to flow to targeted areas. This increased circulation to skin and muscles can ease stiffness, pain and tension, which is something that we all struggle with from time to time. This is particularly useful for people recovering from injury, and for those suffering from more chronic conditions such as arthritis, fibromyalgia and Parkinson’s disease.
The winter blues can also land you with a stuffy nose and a congested sinuses, something that the hot spa mist can help relieve.
Relax and unwind
Hot tubs and spas are ideal for leisure and relaxation purposes. After a long day hunched at the computer, sinking down into a warm pool of bubbling water is a welcomed treat, especially when it gives you some quality time to chat with your family. Being able to enjoy the cool outdoor breeze only adds to this relaxation, and this pampering experience can offer some valuable respite from the hustle and bustle of daily life. This positive effect on mental health may also have a knock-on effect on physical wellbeing too.
Less maintenance required
Because of their smaller size, a hot tub is easier to clean and maintain than a large swimming pool. But like a pool, sanitary standards are important to upkeep, and regular chemical cleaning will be required to maintain good hygiene levels. Additionally, preparations will have to be made in winter to get your hot tub or spa ready for you to enjoy and warm up in. It’s essential that during the planning and budgeting stage, you take into account these running costs. Check out our full guide to buying a hot tub here.
If you’re looking for tailor-made hot tubs and spas, then look no further than H2O Swimming Pools. As a leading provider of pools and luxury products in the Surrey area, we can offer you a hot tub or spa that takes into account your personal requirements, in addition to providing a professional hot tub repair, cleaning and maintenance service. So if you’re looking for expert hot tub installation in Surrey, simply get in contact with our friendly team who will be happy to assist.