Outdoor hot tubs can be installed in the garden or on the terrace, a luxury that contributes to make your home even more cozy and beautiful. They certainly also help keeping fit and spending some delightful relaxing moment. Normally, a hot tub should be considered as an appliance, therefore it needs to be chosen accordingly with personal needs in terms of economic, aesthetic, space and functionality. In general a built-in hot tub requires a greater investment than an above-ground hot tub. The choice of which model to buy should be made especially on the basis of specific needs and the budget available. As a matter of fact, the cost of one of the best hot tubs can largely vary depending on the options you want to add to a basic model. Most part of outdoor hot tubs contribute to improve the quality of life thanks to the beneficial action of the water jets that help releasing the stress and the tiredness piled up in the most hectic working days. Outdoor hot tubs with hydromassage represent fully fledged “private SPAs” to be used 365 days a year, even including the coldest periods. The water, that is constantly filtered and kept at an ideal temperature, ensures relaxation, health and fun at all times.
Typologies of outdoor hot tubs
Outdoor hot tubs are an ideal purchase for those who are not seeking a definitive solution. Indeed they are easy to install and can be easily “unmounted” in case of moving. These are products specifically conceived with an extremely simple philosophy in mind, according to which all activities connected to maintenance are brought to a minimum and the installation process is simplyfied. At the same time, however, such products are thought so to grant the maximum degree of reliability and to offer a wide array of accessories and solutions to treat the water. Outdoor hot tubs can take different shapes and sizes, can be or not recessed and feature various types of covering and yet they can be installed almost anywhere. Ordinary hot tubs are of two kinds: freestanding or built-in. Freestanding hot tubs are solutions that do not require any masonry or carpentry work to be installed. Once the model and the optional features that you want to add are set, it is only necessary to place them in the place dedicated to host them and connect them to the exhaust and electrical system of your home. If you opt for outdoor built-in hot tubs, you will first need to carry out the necessary works to create the “shell” that will accommodate the tub. There are no real pros and cons between the two models. The only relevant distinction is that freestanding hot tubs can be moved more easily and without any massive intervention. Most part of the outdoor hot tubs are also endowed with a heating mechanism for water. Some models are also supplied with a connection to specific solar panels that heat the water, while others feature a heat exchanger to ensure such an essential option.
Outdoor hot tubs: materials and characteristics
With their soft and snug shapes outdoor hot tubs are endowed with external coverings that withstand weathering and integrated thermal insulation. The tubs are mainly made of strengthened acrylic materials able to resist to UV rays, or resin. Another interesting solution is represented by overflow hot tubs for the outdoor. Just like the underground structures, these systems are also equipped with an overflow edge from which the water overflows, ensuring a powerful aesthetic impact thanks to the models design. The panelling of such products is usually made of synthetic material or teak, very often in the slatted configuration and with diverse finishes. They are conceived to host more people and can accommodate 4 seats on average, of which one is longer. Ergonomic and endowed with anatomic headrests, such tubs allow to enjoy to the fullest the pleasing action of hydromassage jets, which flow varies by intensity and capacity. Combined with specific technologies the jets can also be switched with one another, rotated and moved according to personal needs and to the body parts you wish to massage. Certain special hot tubs with chromotherapy are also supplied with underwater LED lights of different colors that create a charming atmosphere, others also feature aromatherapy and ozone therapy. Other models can also be equipped with audio systems, so to listen to music even underwater.