Nobody really needs a home spa, it’s not like your life depends on it. But, I’m sure everyone would agree that life would be a thousand times more enjoyable if it involves soaking in bubbly water anytime you want. Elderly people and people with arthritis and joint pain can find relief in the soothing hydrotherapy a spa provides. For middle aged people it’s a dream come true to be able to unwind in warm water after a stressful day at work. And families love it because a large 4, 5, or 6 seater spa is a great opportunity to spend some quality time together. So, if you already have the space and budget, there really isn’t a reason not to splurge on a spa. But before you make a purchase, here are some things to consider.
Pick a Size
In order to choose the correct size, measure your available space and consider how many people should the spa ideally fit. If you plan to use it privately, for remedial massage or health reasons, a 1 or 2 person model is a great choice. A smaller spa model is also ideal if you have limited space or plan to incorporate it within your bathroom. On the other hand, if you want to be able to enjoy some wholesome family fun or share it with friends, a 5 or 6 seater spa should be more than enough. Of course, there are models that can fit up to 12 or 13 people, but the larger the spa the bigger the heating and maintenance costs are going be. So, choose wisely!
Check the Jets
Different spas have different numbers of jets. Some have only a dozen, while others can have as much as 90. If you want a more relaxing experience, a bigger number of jets will certainly loosen up your muscles better. Also, check the placement of the jets. If you want the hydrotherapy to be focused on your neck, back or feet, the jets should be able to aim at those exact spots. If you want a deep tissue massage for your thighs (a great solution for cellulite) – consider a spa with strong jets at the bottom.
Ease of Maintenance
If you’re like most people, you’re probably looking for something that won’t require a lot of time and effort to keep clean. After all, a spa should make you relaxed and not frustrated because it’s time to clean it again. To ensure the water stays clean longer, consider a model with an ozone generator. The ozone generator reduces the amount of sanitizing chemicals needed, and helps keep the water fresh and clean longer. Also, make sure that your spa has a good filtration system and a reliable pump that will keep the water circulating at all times.