A hot tub can benefit just about any lifestyle. Whether your aim is to alleviate bodily discomfort, unwind after a long day at work, or reconnect with loved ones, a rejuvenating dip in your personal hot tub is sure to work wonders. With a potent massage from the hydrotherapy jets and the warmth from the pristine water, you will find it tough to leave.
At Goodall Pools & Spas, we carry hot tub models from industry-leading brands at all five of our Central Pennsylvania store locations. Learn more about what sets Sundance® Spas and Viking Spas™ apart from other hot tubs when you visit your closest Goodall Pools & Spas showroom.
Hot tubs do so much more than look and feel great. The hydrotherapy offered by the targeted massage jets and the warm water does so much to improve your physical and mental wellness. Some of the most prominent health benefits of responsible hot tub use include:
Hot tubs are known to soothe sore muscles and joints. By submerging yourself in warm water, you help increase blood flow, reduce inflammation, and alleviate pain and stiffness. Also, the massage jets provide targeted pressure to specific muscle and joint groups for enhanced relief.
Hot tubs help in reducing stress and anxiety by relaxing muscles and releasing tension. The warm, tranquil environment created by the jetted water also helps to promote calmness and peace of mind. Hot tub hydrotherapy has even been shown to lower cortisol levels (the stress hormone).
Soaking in a hot tub before bed can improve the quality of your sleep. The relaxation induced by the water can help you fall asleep faster and stay asleep longer, leading to a more restful night's sleep.
In addition to reducing stress and contributing to better sleep, the soothing environment of your hot tub stimulates the production of serotonin and dopamine (i.e., the “feel good” chemicals) in your brain. This can help curb depression and anxiety symptoms and, thus, promote enhanced mental health.
By helping reduce your body’s stress responses, hot tubbing can help lower your blood pressure. The warm water and massage jets also help to dilate blood vessels, which promotes better blood flow and reduces the demands on your heart.
When you bathe in a hot tub, the warm water and steam help to open pores and cleanse the skin, leaving it looking and feeling healthier.
Besides the numerous wellness benefits, hot tubs also enhance the aesthetics and functionality of your home. You will quickly turn your everyday living space into a cherished retreat where you enjoy nourishment through multiple senses.
If you already have a hot tub on your deck or patio, or you are planning to buy a new one, you might have some questions. Never fear. The expert team at Goodall Pools & Spas is dedicated to you becoming a well-informed hot tub owner. Visit our Blog for more in-depth information on hot tub operation and maintenance. In the meantime, here are some of the most essential ownership tips.
Hot tub hydrotherapy involves the simultaneous application of heat, massage, and buoyancy to the body. Warm water stimulates blood vessel dilation, which improves blood flow to damaged or sore tissues. This, in turn, promotes faster recovery by supplying oxygen and nutrients to overworked muscles. The hot tub's jet system provides hydromassage, which can help relax tense muscles, relieve pressure on surrounding nerves, and enhance circulation, which accelerates the natural healing process. Moreover, buoyancy reduces body weight by 90%, which can alleviate pressure on strained muscles and joints. Hydrotherapy is widely acknowledged as a potent approach to alleviating stress-related tension.
First and foremost, know that the quality of your hydrotherapy experience is less dependent on the quantity of jets and more dependent on the placement, power, action, and, to some extent, adjustability of the jets. Many jets give you numerous movement options, from oscillating to targeted, rotating clockwise, counter-clockwise, or stationary. Additionally, you can adjust the ratio of air mixed with the water when pumped through the jets.
Often, manufacturers produce a hot tub with lots of stationary jets. This can mislead consumers into thinking that they are getting a better product. In truth, “more jets” does not necessarily mean “better hydrotherapy.” If the jets are not properly located and plumbed to provide the correct balance of water, air, and horsepower, it will not matter how many there are within the tub.
The hot tubs we carry also feature digital thermostatic controls. These systems feature cutting-edge technology capable of warming the spa water within one degree of any temperature you select. While this is important for comfort, it is also vitally important for safety.
It is a good idea to schedule a “wet test” before purchasing a hot tub. This means trying out a working tub with water in it. At Goodall, we maintain filled demonstration models with privacy measures in place just for this purpose.
You should verify that the seats provide comfortable support with the water reaching shoulder level. Try to stay in the water with the jets on for at least 15 minutes. At the end of that time, you will know whether the seating and jet arrangements are a good fit for you.
Just like cars, spa prices reflect features, materials, and workmanship. Therefore, hot tubs will vary in price accordingly. Your best course of action is to consult one of our sales representatives, who can give you the most accurate quote for a hot tub based on brand, size, and features. No matter which brand of tub you settle on, we want you to be an informed consumer and find the right model for your needs.
Generally, hot tubs are relatively inexpensive to run (especially when compared to pools). In order to make it to the market, they need to pass rigorous energy-efficiency tests. Their well-insulated shells, covers, and energy-efficient components, such as pumps, heaters, and LED lighting, make them cost-effective in terms of electricity consumption. Additionally, their compact sizes and built-in water care components help minimize your need for chemical purchases.
That said, you will find that hot tub models vary in energy efficiency. Sundance, for example, is one of the most energy-efficient hot tub brands in the industry. For many of our Sundance models, you can expect to spend just a dollar or two per day in energy costs with proper hot tub care and maintenance.
To fully enjoy your spa, maintaining water quality and tub cleanliness is crucial. At Goodall, we proudly carry SpaGuard® water care products which offer a straightforward solution for achieving soft, relaxing water that is easy to upkeep.
We also use advanced computerized water-testing systems and employ well-trained spa professionals at all our store locations, and we are happy to assist you with water balancing and spa care. Typically, hot tub manufacturers recommend draining and cleaning your spa at least three to four times annually, depending on usage frequency and water maintenance.
Do you prefer to leave it to the professionals? Visit our hot tub service page and schedule your service today.
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