Benefits of Adding a Hot Tub to Your Home

Anyone who has ever visited a spa knows how refreshing it can be to soak in warm water and feel pampered. However, you probably also know that time constraints (and perhaps cost constraints) prevent you from going to the spa too often. That’s where a home hot tub can help—these at-home mini pools give you the same benefits you get from the spa, all in the comfort of your own home. But the benefits of owning your own hot tub or spa go well beyond just soaking from time to time; here are some of the other reasons you should think about getting one this year.

Stress Relief

Day to day life can be stressful, but when you get home it should be time for you to relax and unwind. If your current home environment isn’t conducive to relaxation, perhaps a hot tub could help. These spas give you the perfect opportunity to soak in warm, healing water and let go of all your stress from work, kids, and more. Since it’s right in your own home or backyard, a hot tub allows you to take a quick soak whenever it’s convenient—no worrying about whether the spa is still open after you get the kids to bed or whether it will be too crowded for you to be able to relax. Even if you just have 15 or 20 minutes, you can use it at any time day or night.

Friend, Family, or Couples Time

Having a hot tub in your home is also a great excuse to spend time with others. Whether you prefer to invite your close friends over for a party, you want to hang out with the family, or you want some alone time with that special someone, having a spa at your house makes it easy and fun to spend time with the people you care about most. Since it’s at your house, you won’t get stuck with the loud partying college students when you’re looking for a romantic evening, or the embarrassing public-display-of-affection couple when you’re hoping for some quality time with your kids.

Muscle Recovery

You’ve probably heard that heat is great for helping with muscle recovery, but if you don’t want to have to keep microwaving that miniature heating pad after a long hard day at the gym to find relief for all your sore muscles, a hot tub can give you the same benefits with a lot less hassle. Plus you get the added benefit of not having to share your recovery tub with any other athletes at a public gym, where you are never quite sure about what contaminants might be lurking under the surface of those bubbles. If you suffer from chronic muscle conditions such as low back pain or achy joints, a hot tub may also help with these conditions. Talk to your physician about whether an at-home spa might be a good choice for you.


Today’s hot tubs come in many different configurations so you can get the perfect escape for your needs. For those who want both a relaxing retreat and an option for exercise, you can configure your hot tub to include a continuous current and shape and size that will even allow you to swim in the center. Imagine being able to swim “laps” right in your basement, backyard, sunroom, or on the deck without the expense and hassle of getting a pool installed or driving to the local rec center.

If you’re ready to get all the benefits of a hot tub, call Dolphin-Pools today to find out what options are available in your price range.