What are the main wellness benefits of regular hot tub use?
While soaking in warm water, the body experiences both psychological and mental changes. As our circulation improves we begin to think more clearly. Use your hot tub 4-6 days a week for about 15-20 minutes to get better results in 4 key areas of your life:
Better Outlook. Soaking in a hot tub allows you to escape from daily stressors, like work and multitasking. Time reserved for yourself helps you recover emotionally and maintain a positive outlook on life.
Better Relationships. Whether you want time to reconnect with your spouse or partner, or you are curious about what your teen has been up to lately, spending time in the hot tub can help everyone open up. Without distracting digital devices getting in the way, you’ll find the door to real conversations opens wide in a hot tub.
Better Muscle Recovery. The buoyancy of water reduces the impact of gravity on skeletal and muscle tissue, alleviating tension on the body. Combined with warmth, buoyancy in a tub of water loosens muscles before a workout, or soothes them afterward.
Better Sleep. Spending time in a hot tub or hot bath prior to going to sleep will help separate the day’s activities from the night of rest ahead. Some studies suggest that soaking in hot water can ease the transition into a deeper sleep by reducing tension and stress.
How long does it take for a hot tub to warm up?
What size hot tub should I buy?
The first consideration is to determine what size hot tub fits in your yard. Then look at how you plan to use your hot tub. Do you have a large family or plan to entertain in your spa? Do you want a wider range of massage options for hot tub Hydrotherapy? If so, opt for more spacious spa models like the Cantabria® or Vanto®. If you’re looking for a more intimate experience or alone time with the hydromassage jets, a smaller model hot tub like the Caldera Kauai® may be just right. Be sure to factor in room to create a beautiful space around your spa in an accessible location rather than hiding it in a corner (try our deck design tool if you’d like a little help imagining your backyard with a spa).
Does using a hot tub help you to sleep better?
Yes, your body temperature is raised as you soak in your hot tub and when you leave the hot tub, your core temperature cools, which signals to your body that it is time to sleep. When you are sleeping your body temperature is at the lowest level of the day. Using your hot tub 60 to 90 minutes before you go to bed will cause this variation in body temperature to happen signaling your body that it is time to sleep.
How do I prepare my hot tub for winter?
If you need to shutter your winter home it’s important to drain the spa completely and take a few added measures to winterize the spa in areas where the temperatures fall below 32 degrees.
Why should I buy an expensive hot tub, versus a cheap hottub?
As with any other purchase, buying a hot tub is about value. It's not important that you buy an expensive one. It's important that you buy a spa that meets your personal needs and desires, and one that is well built, reliable, and well equipped for the money you spend.
How hard is it to maintain a hot tub? How much time do I have to spend taking care of it?
What's the purpose of a circulation pump?
What is hydrotherapy?
Hydrotherapy is the combined effect of heat, massage, and buoyancy. Warm water dilates blood vessels, increasing blood flow to sore or damaged tissues, allowing oxygen and nutrients to help overworked muscles recover faster. Massage, provided by the spa's jet system, relaxes tense muscles and relieves pressure on surrounding nerves. Massage also improves circulation and accelerates the body's natural healing process. Buoyancy reduces your body's weight by 90%. This relieves pressure on strained joints and muscles. Hydrotherapy is widely recognized as an effective method of alleviating the tension commonly associated with stress.