Posted on 12/15/2014 at 12:00 AM by Chad Higgins
With the Holiday Season upon us, we are all looking for that perfect gift for friends and family. This year, why not get the gift that everyone will love…a new hot tub! The Association of Pool & Spa Professionals has developed a list of the top 5 reasons to own a hot tub. After reading this I think you'll agree, a hot tub makes a perfect gift!
TOP 5 REASONS TO OWN A HOT TUB
1. Hot tubs are affordable.
Portable hot tubs are more affordable than ever before, due to efficient manufacturing practices and competing brands. the best hot tub manufacturers have managed to merge higher-end features into their hot tubs while lowering the price points, because that's what customers are demanding. Hot tub prices can vary dramatically but good, high quality hot tubs can be found for $5,000 to $18,000 and up. But a word of caution when looking for a "cheap" hot tub, you often get what you pay for. So be sure to do your homework and know what features YOU want, what would be most beneficial to YOU and which dealers and manufacturers are going to take care of YOU.
2. Hot tubs fit anywhere.
The portable hot tub industry has adapted to consumers lifestyles. Hot tubs come in all different shapes and sizes, from two-person hot tubs to 10-person models. Hot tubs can be installed indoors or outdoors, in as little area as 64 square feet or less. Another emerging trend in hot tubs is swim spas, designed for those wanting the convenience of swimming, training or just relaxing. "Someone that is in the market for a portable hot tub/spa would be amazed that for a few thousand dollars more, they gain all the features of a lap pool and a therapy unit on top of all the spa features they were looking for," said Jon Wilson, vice president, operations and new product development at Rio Swim/Spas. "Everyday folks to Olympic medalists are enjoying these models."
3. You can use a hot tub year round no matter where you live.
Hot tubs can be used year-round in any climate. Many owners use their hot tubs more in the winter, when bubbly heat remarkably offsets falling snow. But for those who don't want their hot tub delivered until spring, Ken Janowicz, sales manager for Kasper's Aqua Clear in Easton, Pa., recommends acting now. "You can leave a deposit securing the wintertime sale and be the first in line for delivery in the spring time," he said. "It's like beating rush hour and getting a great deal at the same time."
4. Hot tubs are easy to maintain and are energy efficient.
Newer technology has allowed the hot tub owner to keep water clean and clear with a couple of minutes of weekly maintenance. Now models are being produced that will meet new APSP energy efficiency standards and to meet consumers' demands for greener products. Jacuzzi's ClearRay ultraviolet technology is one great example of new technology that is making hot tub maintenance quick and easy.
5. Hot tubs provide "vacations/therapy" 365 days of the year.
Hot tubs provide the ideal venue to connect with family and friends. And they provide a multitude of health benefits ranging from stress reduction to muscle recovery. The hot tub industry has really seen a push toward hot water therapy, especially for sufferers of fibromyalgia, arthritis, and other joint and muscle conditions. As most hot tub owner's know, a hot tub is a great place to relax, connect, and heal after a long day.