A hot tub is a small pool that contains heated water. It's smaller than a regular pool, but it can still hold several people. The smallest hot tubs can hold about two people while larger ones can hold up to eight or ten. It is sometimes referred to as a spa or jacuzzi, and is associated with money and luxury. It is because of this association that people tend to see hot tubs as something they can't afford or maintain. What most of them overlook is the small hot tub.
A small hot tub often costs much less than larger ones. Aside from the fact that less material goes into it, driving down the cost, it is actually more energy efficient that larger tubs. Less water to heat up uses less energy, making it cheaper overall. It is also easier to clean and maintain, and smaller hot tub owners will encounter less sanitation or health issues. They will also enjoy more DIY options. The benefits of a small hot tub are best understood when hot tubs are better explained.
First, potential hot tub users should know that there are two types of hot tubs. These are wooden-staved tubs and one piece tubs. Wooden hot tubs are often thought to be more aesthetically pleasing because wood tends to go with just about any setting. The second thing they need to know are the energy issues that need to be considered. Hot tubs can be heated several ways. There are electric heating methods, gas heating methods, and wood heating methods. Wood fire hot tubs are very traditional, and many hot tub manufacturers have developed ways to modernize the wood fire heated tubs by making the fires safer than before.
Next, all hot tubs encounter sanitation and health issues. Warm or heated water is the perfect breeding ground for many micro-organisms or bacteria. It is very important to keep hot tubs clean and to make sure the filtration system is working well. Chemical water cleaners, such as cholrine are often used, though other more modern methods are becoming quite popular too. On the other hand, hot tubs themselves offer health benefits to their users. The heat can calm and soothe the body, while the jets of water offer a natural massage.
In each point to consider, smaller tubs are better. Smaller tubs are easier to clean, cheaper to heat up or run, and cheaper and easier to maintain. Finally, small hot tubs are easier to fit into any home. These smaller tubs are usually one-piece, though wooden ones are available too. They are a great compromise to those who have always wanted a tub, but never thought they could have one. Getting a smaller, more private tub, gives you the health benefits of a hot tub, and the luxury of an accessible getaway.