Spas vs Hot Tubs

Spas... So Many to Choose From

For many consumers, purchasing a spa is a "once in a lifetime" event. The current spa market in the United States and Canada has over 100 manufacturers offering more than 1,500 spa models, many of which look virtually identical. When confronted with so many choices, consumers often become overwhelmed. Adding to the confusion, some manufacturers use different names to describe similar features in an attempt to make their products appear distinctive.

The Many Advantages of Hydrotherapy

Doctors and physical therapists have long known about the healing power of hydrotherapy. Warm water opens up blood vessels and increases circulation, and relaxation of joints and muscles is immediate. Another benefit, although not as widely known, is detoxification. Your internal organs are energized, and you leave the spa feeling cleansed and refreshed. And of course, that calming feel of sitting in warm water at your own perfect temperature is one of the most popular reasons that our customers invest in a spa. Relax… alleviate the tension associated with stress and feel better!

What's the Difference Between a "Hot Tub" and a "Spa"?

The term "hot tub" originally referred to the barrel-shaped tubs made of redwood or cedar which became popular in the 1960s. Early hot tubs were fairly simple devices which basically held hot water and had enough room for one or two bathers at a time, and often had wood burning stoves or other alternative forms of heating. Hot tubs eventually evolved, with a few jets added to them.

In 1968, Roy Jacuzzi created the first standalone whirlpool spa with jets which became a great success. The name "Jacuzzi" has since become synonymous with "spa." Today, the terms "hot tub" and "spa" are used interchangeably.

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