If you’ve been considering the purchase of a hot tub or spa, you may be surprised to find out how many different options are available to you. As the medical community continues to acknowledge the many health benefits that a person can achieve with a 15-20 minute soak, the popularity of these has continued to climb. As the popularity climbs, so do the options for the type of hot tub you may purchase, no matter where your price range may be.
In the past hot tubs were not just of a limited variety, but they were considered an extravagance that only the rich and famous could afford. Fortunately for us today, the prices have become very reasonable and the options that these units come in will accommodate any taste and/or price range that is needed.
When they first hit the market, hot tubs were either built into the ground, usually with a swimming pool or they were enormous, bulky items that you really needed a lot of room in order for it to fit into your home or on your deck. Today there are options that you may not even be aware of because at one time, the average American just could not afford the expense of the unit itself, and the increase in their electric bill along with the care and maintenance was too far out of reach.
Today the options for hot tubs is enormous and they range from size to style to how much room you need to accommodate it! It is still popular to include a spa when having a built in swimming pool installed on your property and with the different designs and ornate decorations that can be added to make the area unique, the sky is truly, the limit.
Hot tubs, which are different from spas, because they are free-standing units are available in the traditional, wooden paneled tub, there are fiberglass options, there are portable hot tubs, kits you can get in order to build the hot tub yourself and there are even solar hot tubs for those of you who are contentious about the environment and concerned about what a hot tub will do to your electric bill.
Portable hot tubs are all the rage with people who have a summer place, even if its at a camp ground, these tubs are made of an inflatable material that when rolled out, can be blown up and can be a source of relaxation no matter where you might be. This is a great option if you’re concerned about the unit taking up too much room, if it were set up as a permanent fixture in your home.
Kits can be ordered online and although the companies themselves will usually just supply the patterns and a list of supplies that will be needed, there are other companies in their association where all of the materials can be ordered and shipped right to your house.
No matter what option you are looking for in the purchase of a hot tub, there is a manufacturer out there who can and will make it for you.