Creating the Perfect Family Retreat with Hot Tubs

Though undoubtedly a luxury purchase, hot tubs are not the preserve of the rich and famous. Offering plenty of therapeutic benefits and family fun, the hot tub is actually immensely popular among people from all walks of life; indeed, the hot tub’s main purpose is to provide people with an opportunity to relax and unwind.

Offering a combination of heat and massage therapy, the hot tub can help to heal as well as relax. With jet streams that assist circulation, this is a great option for relieving tension and remedying sore, strained muscles.

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The hot tub is available in numerous styles and materials. Prices vary according to a number of factors, but each model can be easily installed in your garden. Models are available in traditional wooden designs to match the garden furniture, while more modern, sleek and eye-catching contemporary designs add a touch of glamour to your outdoor space.

For simplicity choose an inflatable spa with relaxing warm waters sitting at around 40 degrees and a flexible yet solid structure that never takes up too much space. Keep it in the garden or take it on holiday with you, this is a great choice for the person who rarely stands still.

If you’re looking for a more traditional design choose a lightweight and durable moulded spa. Stay minimal with a low jet count and no optional extras to keep the price low, or choose something with a few more options to make a statement. More seats, massage jets, elegant underwater LED lighting as well as a range of outer styles, including granite finishes, make this a stylish option. For greater durability and efficiency replace friction heaters, which filter the water slowly and can run all day, with water heaters.

However, for something that blends in well with the natural surroundings of a garden, why not try a wooden hot tub made from sustainable sourced woods? Cedar is a popular choice, offering both warmth and durability.

At the more exclusive end of the market, bespoke hot tub models encompassing the latest designs include features such as an iPod Docking Station, invisible speakers, a DVD or CD player and TV screen. Choose to limit the number of water features or add to existing jets with fountains and waterfalls.

Whatever your choice, ensure that your hot tub is enclosed with appropriate screening (typically good-quality fencing) as this will create a private space and it will acts as effective wind break. As a result, you’ll reduce the amount of heat lost from the water and enjoy your purchase all the more.