Hot Tubs & Spas Articles




Hot tubs and spas offer a convenient place to relax and unwind right in your own backyard or sunroom. When it comes to sizes, colors, numbers of hydrotherapy jets, and entertainment systems, your options are almost endless.

Read the articles below to get hot tub buying tips, installation information, and everything you need to know to become a spa owner.



Check out our Hot Tub and Spa Buyers' Guide for photos and detailed information on new hot tub models from leading manufacturers.


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Featured Articles


Hot Tubs for Hydrotherapy Hot Tubs for Hydrotherapy

Discover the health benefits of hot tubs and get tips on what to look for in a hot tub model to maximize your hydrotherapy benefits. Read more >>



Calming Soaks, Bubbling Options

From seating types to installation options, get to know your choices in hot tubs and spas.
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Warm Water Wonders

Change your backyard into the relaxing retreat you always wanted by adding a hot tub or spa. Read more >>


 

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Soak Up a Healthier Lifestyle

Enjoy the fun, relaxation, and health benefits of a hot tub and swim spa. Read more >>


Don't Sweat It!

How to buy a hot tub or spa for your space, lifestyle, and budget. Read more >>



Hot Tubs for Hydrotherapy

Discover the health benefits of hot tubs and learn how jets, pumps, and water temperature aid in hydrotherapy. Get tips on what to look for in a hot tub model to maximize your hydrotherapy benefits. Read more >>


Calming Soaks, Bubbling Options

From seating types to installation options, get to know your choices in hot tubs and spas. Read more >>


Hot Tubs & Swim Spas: Relax & Get Fit

Looking for the ultimate spa zone? Learn how to choose, set up, and enjoy your hot tub, spa, or swim spa. Get tips on available models, cost, and installation. Read more >>



Warm Water Wonders

From jets to installation to test soaks, your guide to a successful hot tub purchase. Read more >>



Keep Your Hot Tub Squeaky Clean

Technical advances have considerably shortened the time it takes to maintain today's hot tubs, while innovative products like ozonators and simulated wood cabinetry make cleaning your hot tub quick and simple. Read more >>



Spa Selection—Deal Me In

After deciding on a dealer, choose the right model and understand the warranty. Read more >>



Different Soaks for Different Folks

Consider these sample character types to best match yourself with your ideal spa, features and accessories to make your soaking a truly personal experience.


Hot Tub Glossary

An aerator is an air blower that enables the hot tub user to determine the amount of air that is introduced into the water through the jets. Read on for more terms. Read more >>



What to Consider When Buying a Hot Tub

With so many brands, options and styles, how do you choose the right hot tub or spa? Consider these factors, including your budget, primary use, the seating, jets, and style. Read more >>



Hot Tub or Spa: What's the Difference?

It's a common practice to use hot tub and spa synonymously. However, hot tubs and portable spas are manufactured tubs that can be installed above- or inground and don't have to remain in the same location. Permanent spas are typically inground and often connected to a pool. Read more >>



Soak It In

Hot tubs make for versatile investments. Some are intimately designed for two, while others can host small groups. Some focus on aiding aching joints and muscles; others come loaded with entertaining accessories.Read more >>



The Building Blocks of a Hot Tub

It's a common practiceto use hot tub and spa synonymously. However, hot tubs and portable spas are manufactured tubs that can be installed above- or inground and don't have to remain in the same location. Permanent spas are typically inground and often connected to a pool. Read more >>


10 Spa Buying Steps to Guide Your Purchase

Develop a plan. Once you’ve made the decision to purchase a hot tub, you’ll need to explore exactly what it is you want in a spa and how it will fit into your lifestyle. Read on for more tips. Read more >> 

 


How to Buy Quality...No Matter What your Budget

Our experts share their knowledge of what to look for in an entry-level model.


Hot Tub Covers & Removal Systems

Questions about hot tub covers and removal systems are answered by industry experts. Read more >>



Lift Easy With Cover Removal Systems

Learn what you need to know about hot tub and spa cover systems.Read more >>



Hot Tub Installation

 

What you should know about installation before purchasing a hot tub.Read more >>



Types of Hot Tub Jets

When it comes to hot tubs, jets are the biggest appeal. What kinds of jets are available? There's a myriad of choices, each with a different effect. Read more >>



The Best Jets for Hot Tubs & Spas

Our experts give you the lowdown on popular types of jets, how they work and which jets to choose for your hot tub. Read more >>



Hot Tub Jets and the Latest Jet Innovations

Innovations lead to jets that are more customized, specialized and effective in delivering the ultimate hydrotherapy benefits. Read more >>



Installing Your Hot Tub Indoors

If you plan to have your hot tub retreat indoors, make sure to take exact measurements. Read on for other installation tips. Read more >>



Optimal Options

While typically available at an additional cost, these extras can go a long way toward making your hot tub more convenient, enticing and entertaining. Read more >>



Make Your Spa Personal

Half the fun of purchasing a hot tub or spa, besides imagining slipping into the bubbling warm water in your own home or backyard, is creating a hot tub that is personalized to your needs and lifestyle. Read more >>



Soaking for Your Health

Modern medicine confirms the ages-old belief: There's healing in hot tubs. Read more >>



Arthritis Relief

The use of warm water therapy for physical ailments has been around since the establishment of the earliest civilizations. Hydrotherapy, as it is currently referred to, did not make a lasting impression on the United States until the 1930s. Read more >>



Hot Tub Therapy for Children

Hospitals and therapy centers use hot tubs for treatment of various health conditions in children, such as respiratory problems, birth defects and physical and mental limitations. Read more >>



Conserve Energy & Save Money

Homeowners already enjoying a spa's relaxing benefits can decrease energy consumption by following a few simple recommendations. Read more >>



Breaking the Myth on Energy Consumption

Portable hot tubs use less electricity than one might expect, and they have minimal effect on residential energy consumption. Read more >>



Convenient Controls

Learn how remote controls keep spa ownership and maintenance practically hassle-free. Read more >>



Choosing the Size of Your Hot Tub

The first step is to determine where the spa will be placed. There is no sense shopping for an eight-person spa if you only have room for a four-person model. Read more >>



Size, Style and Comfort: Innovative Spa Options

Today's spa shoppers want more than to feel good in their hot tubs; they want these units to look good, have the best fit for their property and be versatile enough to meet various needs. Read more >>



101 Reasons to Own a Hot Tub or Spa

Need justification for more enjoyment? Want a rationale for soothing relaxation? From health and fitness to convenience and energy savings, here are the reasons to own a hot tub or spa. Read more >>