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Find the Perfect Hot Tub
There are so many different spa models on the market, including wooden hot tubs, inflatable hot tubs, portable hot tubs, rotationally molded hot tubs, and other models. Finding the best spas at the best prices can be a challenge. As the nation's leading hot tub dealer, we understand the entire hot tub experience, from prices to services like installation and maintenance.
Why Home Spas Are So Popular
People buy spas for many reasons, though the most popular are:
- Medical treatment or hydrotherapy
The primary purpose of purchasing a hot tub can help determine which type of hot tub model you need and what features you would prefer. Those who buy a spa for fitness purposes may need a stainless-steel model with built-in equipment. Others who need a hot tub for hydrotherapy might need better temperature controls and jet variety. So, the first step to deciding the best hot tub for you is to be clear on what features you want.
Before shopping, decide exactly where you plan to install your new hot tub. Most hot tubs are placed near a porch, patio, or deck. Wherever you plan to install, make sure you measure the dimensions first. Use a rope or hose to outline the exact size of the hot tub you wish to purchase. Leave extra room for both hot tub steps and a cover lifter. Make sure the hot tub will not be too big to pass through a fence or other path on its way to the final placement destination.
Once you've found the perfect spot, ensure the location meets all adequate requirements. The hot tub will need to rest on a flat and level surface. Concrete patios and decks are fine, but avoid placing hot tubs on top of paving stones. These stones are known to shift and create problems with your hot tub frame. Additionally, in-ground stainless-steel hot tubs will need to be level before installation.
Complete the preparation process by having the correct wiring in place for an above-ground or in-ground stainless steel hot tub. You might also need to fill and empty the hot tub throughout the year. This will be simple to complete if you have easy access to a water source. Leave space for hot tub draining as well.
Size and Seating
Next, consider how many people you expect to use the hot tub at one time. That will help you decide the size. If you plan on inviting extra guests over regularly, make room for a larger hot tub with more than three seats. Small hot tubs could be the perfect option for your backyard if you plan on seating only two people at a time.
Reclined seats help you decompress and fully submerge your body into the spa water. Lounging seats have additional jets to provide a full body massage. The best hot tubs are designed to prevent you from floating out of your lounging seat.
Heavy 240 volt systems can heat water faster and stay hot longer but require special installations from an electrician and an extra disconnect panel for safety regulations. If you plan on moving your hot tub in the future, go for a plug-and-play configuration. These stress-free hot tubs connect via a standard home outlet.
It is important to consider the total cost of owning a hot tub or spa, including both the initial purchase and the maintenance. Ensure you know how efficient a heating system is and how well the hot tub can maintain a specific temperature. We also recommend looking for excellent water filtration for the best hot tub experience.
Models with solid foam installation might not come at a lower price, but many see the extra cost is worth it after long-term use. Energy-efficient heaters require less power and money spent getting the spa to reach the desired temperature. More filtration leads to lower prices overall on treatment chemicals and cleaning services.
You will need a cover to fit your spa and likely steps to enter the spa, so factor that into the prices as well. These added accessories are not often considered in the hot tub price itself, so definitely make sure you include them in your purchasing budget.
Watson’s has everything you need for your spa, including the cover and chemicals. Those are also covered under our low price guarantee.
Enjoy Luxurious Features
Below are a few of the most sought-after features in Watson's luxury spas and hot tubs.
Jets that mix both water and air provide some of the best massage experiences. More is not always better here; just because a hot tub advertises a higher number of jet counts or massage pack does not necessarily mean it is the best spa experience. Adding too many jets can decrease water pressure; increasing motors is the only way to solve these expensive issues.
Pumps provide jet flow. A spa with heavy horsepower or too many pumps can consume unnecessary amounts of energy. The best hot tubs have a decent horsepower to jet ratio, providing ideal jet strength and maximum relaxation.
Watercolor lighting systems can make your hot tub experience a fun addition to a gathering. Backlit waterfalls can easily enhance your hot tub enjoyment experience.
Discover the Health Benefits of Hot Tubs
Soaking in a hot tub or spa can be exactly the type of therapy you need to relax and escape from a long day of work. Spending time in a hot tub is used for more than just relaxation. There are many significant health benefits for those with spas.
The health benefits of using a hot tub may vary for each person. Below are a few benefits from using a hot tub or spa from Watson's.
Spas Can Relieve Stress
The relaxation from hot tubs is known to reduce stress. With the calming and warm water, hot tubs can help ease body tensions that strain nearly anybody. The soothing jets can help relieve mental and emotional stress as well.
Spas Can Relax Your Muscles
The combination of hot water and soothing jets can help soothe muscles knotted across your body. Tight muscles can lead to pain or aching feelings, and hot tub relaxation can help unwind your body.
Spas Can Improve Sleep
An older study released on the effects of passive body heating found that relaxation from hot tub sessions can lead to easier sleeping for older adults with insomnia. Essentially, the study found that hot tubs promote a night of restful, deep sleep. This hydrotherapy improves sleep quality for those who struggle to rest.
Spas Can Boost Cardiovascular System
A study on passive heat therapy found that hot tub use can raise your heart rate and lower blood pressure. Passive heat therapy can help reduce the risk of cardiovascular disease, especially in those who have limited ability to exercise.
Spas Can Improve Insulin Sensitivity
According to research, regular hot tub use has the potential to improve impaired insulin sensitivity.
Spacs Can Burn Calories
A study completed in 2016 found that those who spend at least one hour in a hot tub burn the same number of calories as a 30-minute walk. Hot tubs may help regulate the metabolism of those who struggle to receive adequate daily exercise.
Spas Can Relieve Pain
Hot tub soaking may relieve pain from tense back muscles, tendons, and joints. Those with arthritis may find that the heat and massaging from hot tub jets ease stiffness and inflammation. Water helps support your body's weight, improving range of motion and easy movement.
Frequently Asked Questions
How Do I Clean A Hot Tub Filter?
If you’ve been wondering about how to get rid of hot tub bacteria, we can help. To keep your filter clean, it’s best to take your hot tub filter out once a week and give it a simple rinse with the hose. If you need to properly deep clean your hot tub, this process will be more involved and likely require a hot tub filter cleaning solution. Click here to learn more about how to best clean your hot tub.
How Do I Lower Alkalinity And Manage Ph In Spas?
At first hot tub chemistry may seem daunting, but it’s much easier than you might think- especially when you purchase hot tub chemicals from Watson’s. Whether you want to raise or lower the pH in hot tubs, it really comes down to getting a suitable chemical starter kit. Click here to learn more and find the right products and services for you hot tub.
Does Watson’s Have Portable Hot Spas for Sale?
Yes! Check out our online shop to browse our Plug N’ Play Spas. These spas are great if both portability and energy efficiency are a factor in your decision to purchase.
Can You Put Epsom Salt in a Hot Tub?
You should never put Epsom salt in a hot tub. Epsom salts disrupt the pH balance and alkalinity of the hot tub and can cause significant, long-term damage to your spa.
How Much Does a Hot Tub Weigh?
On average, a regular two to three person hot tub’s weight ranges from roughly 500 pounds empty and 3,000 pounds filled with water. A larger six person hot tub’s weight ranges from around 1,000 pounds empty and up to 6,000 pounds when filled.
Can Pregnant Women Go In Spas?
Have you ever wondered if you can get in a hot tub while pregnant? Unfortunately, you shouldn’t, as medical professionals highly advise against it. Hot tubs increase your core body temperature and can quickly cause overheating that can endanger both the mother and baby. It’s best to stay away from the hot tub and opt instead for a bath to unwind.
Does Watson’s Have Hot Tub Covers For Sale?
Yes! Check out our collection of hot tub covers to find the perfect fit for your spa.
Does Watson’s Have Salt Water Spas For Sale?
Yes! Our Hot Spring Highlife and Limelight series hot tubs are equipped with a saltwater system. To check out all of our saltwater hot tubs from Hot Spring, click here.
How Much Does a Hot Tub Cost?
The price tag for spas can vary based on a variety of factors. There are so many different spa models on the market, including wooden hot tubs, inflatable hot tubs, portable hot tubs, rotationally molded hot tubs, and other models.It’s vital to understand that these models are all sold at different prices. On average, hot tubs range from anywhere between $3,000 to $16,000.
How Do I Winterize a Hot Tub?
If you’ve been wondering about how to winterize your hot tub, we can help. Here's our streamlined article on preparing your hot tub for the winter.
What’s the Difference Between a Hot Tub and a Jacuzzi?
There’s really no difference between a hot tub and a jacuzzi, other than that a Jacuzzi is a name brand hot tub.
Are Spas Good For You?
Hot tubs have several health benefits. Hot tubs can relieve stress, relax your muscles, improve sleep, boost your cardiovascular system, improve insulin sensitivity, burn calories, and relieve pain. Swim spas are also an excellent way to both exercise and relax. Overall, hot tubs are a great investment for your personal health and wellness.
How Hot Should a Hot Tub Be?
The water temperature of a hot tub should range between 100º and 102º.
How Long Do Spas Last?
A hot tub can last anywhere from 5 years to 20 years, depending on the quality of the hot tub. Spas that are installed indoors often have longer lifespans since they are not exposed to the elements.
How Much Does it Cost to Run a Hot Tub?
Most hot tub manufacturers advertise their tubs as costing roughly a dollar a day to run. Prices typically range from $25 to $40 monthly on average.
What Causes Foam in a Hot Tub?
Foam in a hot tub is often a telltale sign that the chemical balance of the hot tub is off, or that debris like leaves or grass are decomposing. However, it could also be due to excess shampoo or body wash brought in by a user as well. Regardless of the cause, if you find a layer of foam in your hot tub, it’s best to thoroughly clean it with hot tub chemicals.
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