Best Quality Hot Tubs - Best Hot Tub to Purchase

A hot tub for your home provides an opportunity to relax and receive hydrotherapy treatment for aching muscles and joints. The many different types of jacuzzis and soaking tubs on the market suit indoor, outdoor, above or in ground installations and numerous water systems.

Soaking tubs are one form of hot tub that sees little use today. The advancement of jacuzzi heating and pumping equipment has left these, for the most part, behind. Most soaking tubs are constructed like a wooden barrel. Wooden staves are cut and shaped to fit, sometimes being held together with wrought iron or stainless steel bands. Inside the tub, a circular seat is usually constructed to keep the user's head above water. This method of construction gives the hot tub a more rustic and natural feel, especially at home in gardens.

A more modern version of the soaking tub is the jacuzzi, also known as a hot tub or spa. These tubs are usually constructed of fiberglass laid on a high strength frame to support the weight of the water and occupants. There are also inflatable hot tubs available to lower cost and offer greater portability. Fiberglass hot tubs are more versatile in size, color and seating when compared to soaking tubs.

Using fiberglass to construct a hot tub allows greater freedom with the design of the hot tub's general shape, seating arrangement and hydrotherapy jet placement. Since the design and color of fiberglass hot tubs is left open to the imagination, a hot tub can be devised to mimic a desert oasis or a natural mountain spring.

The first thing that should be decided when considering the purchase of a hot tub is its location. If the new hot tub is to be installed outdoors, it can be incorporated as part of a new deck or added on to an existing pool.

Most hot tubs require plumbing for water filtering and heating. In this case, it is cheaper and tidier to install a hot tub above ground with an enclosure for the required plumbing. However, installing your hot tub in the ground allows for better integration into the exterior design of the house.

Most above ground hot tubs include their own heat and filtering systems. All that is left to the purchaser is to decide on a tub surround. Hot tub surrounds can be made from natural wood as well as a variety of synthetic finishes. While many enjoy the look and feel of natural wood, maintaining the tub surround can be quite arduous. Yearly staining along with careful ground drainage is required to keep this type of hot tub surround looking great.

On the other hand, synthetic materials require much less maintenance. These surrounds maintain their luster for many years with little required in terms of maintenance.

After the desired hot tub has been selected and installed by professional, you and your family can look forward to the soothing warmth of hydrotherapy on demand. Let the stress of the workday melt away and disappear with your very own hot tub.