Bathroom Fixtures

Hot Tubs

About Hot Tubs

There is literally no one in this world that doesn’t like swimming pools. While not everybody can afford to have a large swimming pool in their house with streams of hot and cold water, many of you might be able to get a hot tub instead.

Humans have got a strange connection with water. While our bodies are not designed for living in water, we do enjoy spending time in the water so much. If you think about it, there aren’t many other species that enjoy doing this. This is probably why poots and hot tubs have been a part of human life since the beginning of civilisation. In ancient Rome and Greek, people used to build large dedicated baths just for the sake of enjoying lying down in hot water. Read this article to know more about them. Having a better understanding of them will help you make better choices when you make the purchase.

Different types of hot tubs

Probably the best thing about hot tubs is that you will be able to find a tub that fits your budget and needs. There are many different types of tubs. You will find cheap inflatable tubs starting around three hundred dirhams to really high-end ones that will cost you as much as a small car. But if you want to decide what type of tub you want to buy, you should have an idea about the different types of them. Here is a list of four of the most common types of tubs on the market.

Wooden tubs

These types of tubs are the oldest variety of tubs out there. Actually, people have been using this type of tub for thousands of years. Today, wooden tubs are really useful for outside because wood suffers less damage due to weather conditions. Typically, wooden tubs also tend to be larger and cruder in construction. And because wood is naturally insulating, they need minimal insulation as well. Some people prefer wooden tubs over artificial materials for tubs because they like the natural and old-fashioned look of wood.

Inflatable hot tubs

Inflatable tubs are the most popular type of tubs among those who are looking for affordable options. Inflatable tubs can be really cheap because they use materials like polyester and PVC. But before filling an inflatable tub with water, you have to fill it up with air. It is hard to fill up even a small tub with a primitive hand pump. So, you will need an electric pump for this purpose. And after you finish using it, you can deflate the tub and fold it up and store it somewhere convenient. But you have to be careful not to keep it with any sharp objects in order to avoid damaging the tub.

Rotationally moulded

Not everybody is rich enough to afford a spa tub. The average swim tub can cost around seven or eight thousand dirhams. However, you can get a rotationally moulded tub that works somewhat similar to a spa tub. A rotationally moulded tub can be used for hydrotherapy on a budget. So, not having enough money to get a spa tub should not stop you from enjoying a nice hydrotherapy session. While they are not as affordable as inflatable tubs, they are much more durable and functional than inflatable tubs. While these tubs are not something anyone would consider portable, you can move them around with an extra pair of hands.

Portable hot tubs

Some people need a more portable option than a jacuzzi or an in-ground tub. A portable tub is a great option for those people. But not all portable tubs are the same. There are basic portable hot tubs to really high-end ones. That means you don’t have to compromise on features just because you prefer to use portable tubs. Portable tubs use weightless materials for their construction. Some of them even modular designs so that you can disassemble the whole thing and assemble it somewhere else. Good quality portable tubs can last as long as permanent ones. But those tubs are also expensive.

Tips on how to buy Hot Tubs

Everyone will agree that hot tubs are great for relaxing. But one thing that people who are buying a tub for the very first time find difficult is choosing the right tub. As these tubs can cost you a lot of money, you cannot try a few different tubs before you find the one that works for you. However, if you know what factors to consider in a tub, it becomes easier for you. Here are some tips that you can follow while shopping for Tubs online.

  • Types – As you already know, hot tubs come in a lot of different varieties. The first step you have to do before you go shopping for one is to decide what kind of tub you need. When it comes to tubs, this is not just based on your personal preference. Besides that, you have to consider the space availability of your home.
  • Size – Size is not a trivial matter when it comes to tubs. Think about how big you are and how many people will be using the tub at the same time. Large tubs are suitable for a group of four, five or six people. There are smaller ones that can only fit one or two persons as well. At the same time, don’t overlook the space availability in your home either.
  • Material – Hot tubs come in a wide variety of materials. They range from soft foldable materials to thick and heavy ones. The lightest material for making hot tubs is a PVC sheet. This material is used in inflatable tubs. More expensive tubs use materials like acrylic, resin, and roto-cast polymer.
  • Features – Features matter a lot. Firstly, a hot tub should have good insulation. In fact, this is one area in which the cheaper tubs compromise. Also, the insulation of the tub won’t be apparent until you use the tub. Keep in mind that getting a cheaper tub might cost you more eventually because of the increased running cost. Then there are other features like body jets and entertainment systems.

There are many different types of baths besides hot tubs. These include corner baths, shower combinations, and many more. The great news is that you can find all of these easily using our shopping search engine . One of the best things about using Is that you can also compare the prices and features of different products and pick the best one among them. Finally, don’t forget to check out other amazing products in the bathroom fixtures category. Some of the top brands you can consider include Lidl, B and Q, Makro, Menards, Sam’s Club, and more.

Question & Answer

What is the point of a hot tub?

There are many benefits of using a hot tub. In fact, people use tubs for two reasons: recreational purposes and for medical reasons. Some people enjoy relishing in the warm water in a tub. Water jets in the tub will massage the muscles and relieve stress. Also, there is something really enjoyable about the buoyancy that you experience while in a tub. Some other people use tubs for medical reasons. For them, hot tubs will help in reducing joint pains and blood pressure levels. Some research even suggests that regular use of tubs can help in weight loss as well.

Are hot tubs safe?

There is nothing inherently unsafe about tubs. However, there are some risks similar to the risk of using any other equipment. Firstly, you have to set the tub temperature to a safe temperature. This is especially important if kids or pets are using the tubs. Because many people will be using the tubs, you have to clean them regularly to avoid the spread of allergies and diseases. Although you are sitting in a hot tub of water, the warm water in a tub can actually dehydrate you. So always drink a lot of water before getting into your tub.

What is the difference between a hot tub and a spa?

A spa is basically a high-end hot tub. The spa is much more sophisticated than regular tubs, though. The average spa will have features like water treatment, balneotherapy, hydrotherapy, and more. Spas will also have hot jets that mix air and water together and give your body a really good massage. Usually, spas are very large and are not portable. On the other hand, a hot tub means a lot of different types of tubs. These include Jacuzzis, portable tubs, inflatable tubs, therapy tubs, whirlpool baths, jetted tubs, and wooden tubs.

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