100 Reasons to Own a Hot Tub and Spa
Pain Relief & Healing
1. Sound Sleep
Sitting in a hot tub raises the body temperature and enhances your ability to fall asleep. Evening soaks promote restful, uninterrupted slumber.
2. Relief for Arthritis Aches and Stiffness
Warm, pulsating water increases blood supply to aching joints, which helps to remove inflammatory particles from the area and relieves pain.
3. Post-Op Therapy
Once the wound heals, rehabilitation programs may include hydrotherapy to help patients get back on their feet faster.
4. Open Up the Sinuses
When feeling a little congested, the steam rising off the hot water can help to open up nasal passages. Inhaling warm, moist air has long been a home remedy for upper respiratory problems.
5. Banish Backaches
pecialized jets that move up and down the spine soothe inflamed tissue and relieve the pain.
6. Recover from Joint Injuries
The warm, swirling waters can speed recovery from minor injuries, and it can often be incorporated into a rehabilitation program after a more severe mishap.
7. Relief for Headaches
Many people find that soaking in a hot tub relieves headache pain, especially pain from tension headaches. As the body relaxes, so do the muscles in the head.
8. Release Pain-Busting Chemicals
Hot water stimulates the release of endorphins, naturally occurring chemicals in the brain that relieve pain, improve mood and generate the so-called "runner’s high."
9. Fibromyalgia Fixer
Several studies indicate that warm water exercise can decrease pain and improve mobility and muscle strength in patients with fibromyalgia, a chronic condition that affects more than 6 million Americans.
10. Aqua Anxiety Treatment
Hot tubs are used at many cancer treatment centers to help patients deal with the emotional burden of their disease.
Hydrotherapy and Massage
11. Magical Massages
Better than a masseuse, jets give the ultimate rubdown, whether you are in the mood for a gentle touch or a more forceful massage..
12. Surround Yourself with Hydrotherapy
Sit in a therapy seat and feel the soothing massage of warm water from your neck to the tip of your toes. Hot tub owners rave about these special alcoves.
13. Pedal Pleasure
After a long day on your feet, nothing feels better than a foot massage. Special foot jets, available on many spas, know just how much pressure to exert to wash away pedaling pains.
14. Relieve Neck Tension
Tension seems to settle in the neck and shoulder region. Special jets surrounding the neck and shoulders provide pulsating, rhythmic relief.
15. Warming Up
After a long day on the slopes or working outdoors, slipping into a hot tub will thaw that frozen-to-the-bone feeling.
16. Select or Alternate Jet Flow
Today’s hot tubs allow each user to adjust the flow of water. One person can enjoy a gentle neck massage, while another receives a more vigorous back rubdown..
17. Interchangeable Jets
Not only can you customize your massage, but some models allow you to swap jets of various sizes and water flow so your body never tires of the same massage.
Health & Fitness
18. Buoyant Exercising
Exercising in water is easier on the joints than exercising on land. Many hot tubs are deep enough to stand in, and almost all offer enough room for chair exercises.
19. Stretching Out
The warm water in a hot tub decreases muscle tension, which allows greater flexibility. You can stretch better in the water.
20. Row to Your Health
Hot tubs equipped with rowing machines allow for exhilarating aerobic workouts.
21. Post Workout Relief
Slide into the warm, soothing waters after working out at the gym or participating in an impromptu driveway basketball game.
22. Limber Up
Prepare for a tennis or golf game by warming up in the hot tub. Move your joints through their full range of motion and condition your muscles. You are bound to win the match or beat your handicap.
23. Faster Weight Loss
Some studies indicate that all things being equal, people who use a hot tub for 30 minutes a day lose more weight than others who don’t soak while on the same eating and exercise regimen.
24. Get More Exercise Oomph
Because of the jets, you can perform gentle stretching and toning exercises with more resistance than you get on land, providing a better workout.
25. Swim & Soak
Swimming laps is easy when done in a spa with a swim current. Some swim spa models even have separate jetted sections for relaxing, giving users a chance to exercise and soak without leaving the hot tub. How convenient!
Relaxation & Stress Relief
26. Resounding Relaxation
A hot tub’s soothing waters decrease stress and help you unwind. Relaxation is at the top of the priority list for buyers who purchase a hot tub.
27. Literary Launches
Writers will find that promising prose or poetry just pops into the mind. Leaning back in the hot tub seems to bring thoughts to the surface. No more writer’s block.
28. Review the Day
In this hubbub world, it often becomes hard to find time to share highlights of the day with your partner. A hot tub creates the perfect opportunity to talk.
29. Morning Refresher
Start the day with a refreshing soak while listening to the birds chirp and watching the sunrise. A cup of java and swirling water jetstarts the day.
30. Hunker Down with a Good Book
Let the warm water relax you as you find a soothing, quiet place to catch up on your reading.
31. Galaxy Gazing
Watch the sky twinkle on a starry night. Pick out the Big Dipper, Orion and other constellations.
32. The Great Escape
Placing the hot tub in a sunroom or in a gazebo allows the convenience of a home soak without having to worry about battling the elements or swatting the insects.
33. Ahh – Aromatherapy
Enjoy the scent of cherry blossoms, lavender or spring rain - you name it – while soaking in your hot tub. Aromatherapy enhances the spa experience by adding an olfactory dimension.
34. Beat the Wintertime Blues
There is no need to stay inside waiting for the cold weather to pass when the hot tub’s warm water and escaping warm air can keep you from becoming chilled.
35. Meditation Station
What better way to get in touch with your inner self than in warm, swirling water? Close your eyes, breathe easy and say "Ommm."
36. Escape from Technostress
The endless ringing of the telephone, the background dim of a television and online instant messaging can cause technostress. Let the enticing hot tub waters draw you away from the ceaseless onslaught of information.
37. Mental Break
The swirling warm water helps to wash away your troubles. Use the hot tub as a form of emotional cleansing or to renew your spirit.
38. You Deserve It
You work hard, so why not relax in style? A hot tub provides aquatic indulgence and sweet pampering for pennies a day.
39. Quiet Time
When the hustle and bustle of the day becomes too much, head to the hot tub for a bit of alone time. Don’t forget to hang the “Do Not Disturb” sign.
Family Time & Get-Togethers
40. Family Gathering Place
Flip open the hot tub cover, start the jets, and watch how everyone gets up from their computer, hangs up their cell phone and heads out for a soak.
41. Acquaint Kids with the Water
Many hot tub owners find it an ideal place to let youngsters become accustomed to the water, as long as an adult remains within arm's reach at all times.
42. Build a Friendship
Like a magnet, a hot tub draws friends and offers opportunities to get to know someone better. Invite your guests for a light meal, and then offer an impromptu soak.
43. Celebrate in the Water
Whether it is a birthday bash or a holiday get-together, spending some time in a hot tub adds a special twist to a traditional celebration.
44. Neighborhood Hangout
Get to know your children’s friends by rolling out the hot tub welcome mat. It is always good to know that you can find your youngsters and their friends in your hot tub hangout.
45. Develop a Bonding Routine
Schedule a family soak. Everyone gathers in the hot tub and gets to talk about their day, world events or anything else that may crop up.
46. Happy Hour
A hot tub, a cool beverage and some tasty hors d’oeuvres create the perfect happy hour—without ever leaving the house.
47. Spread the Good News
A hot tub is the perfect setting to share good news or to make an important family announcement.
48. Reel in the Home Movies
Invite extended family members to watch home movies while sitting in the hot tub. Bring out popcorn and soft drinks to complete the evening’s entertainment.
49. The Host with the Most
No more boring dinner parties. When you have friends and neighbors over, you don’t have to be stuck in the dining room. Tell everyone to bring their swimsuits and have an "upscale barbecue" by the hot tub.
Your Backyard Resort
50. Make a Lifestyle Statement
Purchasing a hot tub lets family and visitors know that you have stepped up a notch on the social scene.
51. Backyard Showcase
Turn on the fiber-optic or LED lighting and fountains, and the hot tub becomes a centerpiece for backyard parties. Even if no one gets wet, its handsome appearance and soothing sounds become the center of attention.
52. Create Your Own Haven
You don’t have to travel to a posh resort when you can create the ambiance of a vacation—right in your own backyard.
53. Snowy Day Retreat
When the snow starts falling, hot tub owners like to head outdoors to experience the unique hot and cold sensation of letting icy snowflakes hit their skin, while relaxing in the hot, bubbly water.
54. Adding Assets
While some hot tub owners choose to take their unit with them when they move, others find that it adds to their existing home’s value, especially if landscaping or other amenities enhance the backyard as well.
55. Party Central
Today's pools are extremely easy to maintain. Many come with advanced electronics, remote control features and simplified operating procedures. Homeowners now have more time to enjoy their pools and spend less time looking after them.
56. Commune with Nature
Enjoy the outdoors from the comfort of your spa. Watch the leaves change, spring buds bloom or the leaves sway in a light summer breeze.
57. Gimme Chic Shelter
Surround your hot tub with a beautiful gazebo to block the outside world, escape your stressors and enjoy a relaxing soak.
58. Flora Frivolity
Green thumbs love the opportunity hot tubs provide for creating a garden oasis. A new hot tub becomes your very own Eden when enveloped by lush trees, shrubs and flowers.
59. Take Yourself Out to a Ballgame
There is nothing like watching a favorite team hit a home run while soaking in the hot tub. Spas with built-in television sets bring the action to you.
60. Super Bowl Fever
The annual AFL vs. NFL competitions generate team spirit. Regardless of which team you are rooting for, watching the game in the hot tub is sure to boost the team spirit of both friends and family.
61. Tune Time
Whatever your taste in music, a state-of-the-art in-spa stereo system allows you to sing along with your favorite vocalists, surrounded with bubbling acoustics
62. Create a Soaking Playlist
All those summertime hits and mellow tracks always lift spirits. Since many hot tubs are compatible with iPod®s and other portable media device, you can create a playlist specifically for soaking.
63. The Go-To Place
The in-place: from energetic children’s parties to romantic interludes á deux, a hot tub provides exactly the right ambiance.
64. At the Movies
Think you’ve got the ultimate theater in your den? Take your fave flicks outside and watch them on your spa’s built-in self-rising anti-fog flatscreen with floating remote.
65. Game Day
Invite folks over for a friendly game of cards. From poker to rummy, many of your favorites can be enjoyed while relaxing in a hot tub. Talk about a winning combination!
66. Word Play
Crosswords, sudoku, cryptograms…no matter the puzzle, finishing one while surrounded by the tranquil waters of your hot tub makes the final victory all the more sweet.
67. Poolside Weddings are Spectacular
We all get tons of catalogs in the mail each day…why not gather them up, pick up your cell and head out to the hot tub to do some shopping? Easy and convenient, you can purchase what you need without ever leaving the comfort of the spa.
68. Tasting Party
Try out new cookie recipes, and then invite your friends over for a hot tub tasting party. Get everyone comfortable, then bring out the goodies and have everyone vote for their favs.
69. Slip Into Something More Comfortable
For optimum convenience and privacy, place your hot tub on the deck off the master bedroom. When ready for a soak, just slip out the door and into the warm embrace of the water.
70. At Your Service
Today’s self-contained hot tubs maintain a steady heat, always ready for you to step in and enjoy yourself. There is no more turning on the heater and waiting for warm water.
71. Avoid Health Club Hassles
No need to drive to a health club for a soothing soak when you have a safe, clean hot tub in the backyard. And you won’t have to grumble over anyone hogging your machine.
72. Easy Maintenance
Current hot tub models require very little maintenance. Textured shells and synthetic exterior cabinetry are designed to need little more than hosing off.
73. Personal and Clean
When you own the hot tub, you control the water quality so you know it’s ideally sanitized. Plus, you don’t have to fight the crowds at a public gym or swim club.
74. A Portable Choice
When it is time to relocate to a new home, just unplug and drain your portable hot tub, then have the movers pack it on the truck. When you arrive, fill the hot tub and let its restorative powers ease the strain of moving.
75. Enter with Ease
Today’s hot tubs offer features that make getting into, out of, and moving around in the spa really easy. These include lower sidewalls, grab bars and cool-down seats.
76. Make Commuting Tolerable
While traffic hassles can rattle the calmest drivers, just knowing that a hot tub soak awaits you is sure to settle your nerves.
77. Instant Gratification
A portable hot tub is always ready when you are. Water maintenance is as easy as 1-2-3, so all you have to do is plug and go. Relax. Rehab. Refresh. It doesn’t get any better than that!
78. Big Results in Small Places
Perfect for small spaces, a portable hot tub can be set up almost anywhere—even in a postage-stamp sized backyard.
79. Fabulous Fountain Show
Watch and listen as streams of water dance above your head, or a sheet of water cascades into the hot tub. A marvelous variety of fountains enhance the spa experience by adding a visual and auditory dimension.
80. Light Up the Night
Electronic LED and fiber-optic lighting pleases the eye while sitting in a hot tub. Whether selecting a solid color or watching revolving rainbow hues, special lighting lets owners set the mood.
81. Dramatic Designs
A variety of hot tub colors and styles, like onyx shells and cedar-style cabinetry, allow owners to customize their haven and create a personalized space for serenity.
82. Surround in Style
Cedar doesn’t match your home decor? No problem! Many hot tub manufacturers offer faux surrounds in wood, stone, brick and other styles to match any home’s architectural style.
83. Picture Yourself in a Faraway Place
A retracted hot tub cover provides the perfect canvas for a scenic look—several manufacturers offer interchangeable, weather-resistant scenes that attach to the cover, offering a beautiful view of a Caribbean sunset one day and snow-capped mountains the next
84. The Sound of Serenity
Waterfalls offer visual and auditory appeal that help to create a relaxing environment. Experience the peace created by these water features, adding to your hot tub’s soothing massage.
85. Spa-side Scenery
A patio or deck surrounding the hot tub offers ample opportunity to enhance the look of your spascape with patio furniture, container gardens and additional water features.
Make It A Date
86. A Gift to Treasure
Surprise your spouse with a hot tub decked out with all the amenities that will provide years of enjoyment. It makes a great anniversary gift to each other.
87. Romantic Interludes
Hot tubs enjoy a long reputation for stirring sensual atmospheres. Soaking sets the mood for love.
88. Become the Perfect Valentine
Create a romantic night to remember for your sweetheart, rose petals, et al.
89. Make Magical Memories
Soaking with a special someone sets the scene for memory-making. You will easily recall the time that you witnessed a sunset, or the evening that a shooting star streaked across the sky.
90. Rekindle the Flame
When your relationship is in a lull and moods are not in sync, light a few candles and start the jets. It is just the spark you need to send your special someone right back into your arms.
91. Date Night
Stepping out into the spa, rather than going to a club or to the theater, allows more time for conversation, and it doesn’t cost anything.
92. Watch the Sunset
Stroke the romantic fires by watching the sun set while recounting the day’s events with your Special Someone.
93. Have a Heart-to-Heart
Conversations are easier when there’s no rush to stop talking. Amid the soothing waters of a hot tub, you may talk all night long!
Cost & Energy Savings
94. Power Plan
Better insulation and state-of-the-art heating systems are more efficient than a decade ago, helping to keep operating costs to as little as $10/month.
95. Money in Your Pocket
Some spa systems feature an economy mode that heats water to a desired temperature only when the filtration cycles are about to run, cutting down on your electricity.
96. Conserve Water
Jetted bathroom tubs may provide hydrotherapy, but they have to be drained after each use. With a hot tub, you can go 3 - 6 months between draining, which provides tremendous savings on your water bill.
97. You’ve Got It Covered
High-density foam covers prevent evaporation, heat loss and chemical loss, saving time and money spent on maintenance.
98. Extra Warmth
To prevent condensation from building up on the foam cover, you can purchase a floating thermal cover, which also provides an extra method of heat retention for increased savings in the long-run.
99. Cheaper than the Gym
Even the most basic gym memberships cost at least $30 a month. Compare that to the $10-dollar-a-month operating cost of an average hot tub and you’ve got your own aquatic therapy station at less than half the price—and without the commute!
100. Tax Savings
A hot tub enables you to add an aquatic retreat without increasing your taxes. As a portable aboveground unit, it does not add to your home’s taxable value.