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  1. Hot Tub vs. Pool: Comparing Pool & Hot Tub Benefits

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    Many people dream of adding a hot tub and pool to their house. The two make an excellent pair, each serving slightly different purposes for entertainment, exercise and relaxation. While most of us would love to own both a hot tub and a swimming pool, sometimes space and money forces us to choose one. But no matter which one you get, you’ll be making an investment that will enhance your life.

    Let’s compare pools and hot tubs now to see the benefits of each and help you make the best choice if you have to decide between the two.

    Your Friends and Family Will Love Your Pool and Hot Tub

    Whether you get both or choose between the two, your friends and family will love spending time with you in your pool or hot tub. Both allow you to connect with the people you love without distraction. No one will be using their electronics in the water. Instead, they will be spending quality time enjoying the water with you.

    Pool Entertainment vs. Hot Tub Entertainment

    Typically, pools can fit many people and have a lot of room for movement. The downside to this is that they usually take over most of your backyard, and some people can’t fit a pool on their property.

    The great thing about hot tubs is that you can choose what size you want depending on your desires and space. You can purchase an intimate 2-person spa for romantic evenings, which will take up very little room. If you’re more interested in having lots of people in your hot tub, you can buy a larger 6-7 person hot tub or a 12 person swim spa. Best of all, you can use your hot tub with your friends and family year round.

    Make Exercise Safer and More Efficient With Hot Tubs and Pools

    For the best workout possible, look no further than a hot tub or pool. Both offer a more efficient, low-impact workout; water buoyancy allows for cardio exercises that don’t put stress on your joints, making your exercises safer for you. This is especially helpful for people with physical disabilities or ailments. Water resistance gives you a full-body workout during most exercises and helps you develop flexibility, balance and muscle symmetry much quicker.

    Pool Exercise vs. Hot Tub Exercise

    Having enough space to workout is almost never an issue in a pool. You have a large body of water to swim laps, do strength exercises and stretch in.

    Though many people don’t think of hot tubs as exercising machines, they definitely can be. Swim spas have enough room to swim against a powerful jet for a great cardio workout, and exercise spas feature resistance band attachment mounts for strength training. Smaller and more traditional-sized hot tubs are perfect for stretching and low movement exercises.

    ThermoSpas® Spa Trainer combines both cardio and strength training to make the ultimate workout machine. Because the spa trainer is so large, you can swim in place against a powerful jet stream, or work on building your muscles with resistance bands and structural bars.

    Hot Tubs and Pools Are Great for Relaxation and Therapy

    Both pools and hot tubs offer soothing ways to relax and forget about the busy world outside your home in your own personal water oasis. Imagine coming home from a long day of work, getting into your pool and floating on the surface, allowing your body and mind to completely relax. Or, stepping into your hot tub after a busy day to receive a powerful back massage in bubbling, warm waters.

    Pool Therapy vs. Hot Tub Therapy

    Both are also great for therapy. Hydrotherapy has been used for years to help people suffering from physical injuries or diseases to exercise and get pain relief. Hot tubs have the added bonus of warm water and jets. Together, heat, buoyancy and massage can help relieve joint, head or muscle pain, sleep problems and stress. Warm water therapy has also been proven to help with arthritis, restless leg syndrome, multiple sclerosis and more issues.

    Pools and Hot Tubs Increase Your Home’s Value

    When you add a pool or a hot tub to your house, you’re creating an area that will generate endless hours of fun. People who are looking to buy homes know this. Pools and hot tubs generally increase home values, though the actual amount they increase it by varies from place to place.

    If you have a portable hot tub, you can always take it with you if you want to keep it. While a portable hot tub can increase the perceived value of your home for the potential buyers, your property taxes shouldn’t be affected. In most states, property taxes only increase when permanent fixtures, like in-ground swimming pools, are added to your home.

    We hope this guide to hot tubs and pools helps you see the benefits you can get from both of these wonderful water oases. If you’re interested in purchasing a hot tub, we would be happy to help you find the perfect ThermoSpas® hot tub to fit your needs and budget. All you have to do is schedule a free, no obligation hot tub site inspection here. ThermoSpas® hot tubs are custom built to meet each of our customers’ personal needs. You can choose everything from the number of jets, color, features and elegant spa accessories. Contact us today!

  2. How a Hot Tub Can Help You Sleep

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    For those of us that have trouble falling asleep, wake up in the middle of the night, or just never get the rest you wish you could, hot tubs can provide a helping hand. By using your hot tub an hour or two before you go to bed, you can find yourself getting deeper, more concentrated sleep that will leave you refreshed and ready for the morning.

    Insomnia and sleep disorders are not a walk in the park by any means. A general sleep disorder often comes from being over stressed and emotionally drained. It can cause fatigue throughout your day, emotional imbalances, and a decrease in productivity.

    Larger sleeping issues, or long term sleep disorders are often caused by severe depression or stress. Loss of job or loved one, an illness, emotional troubles, and other factors can cause long term sleep disorders. Often genetics and age can play a role as well. Just as general sleep disorders, this can cause fatigue and emotional instability and can affect your work in a negative way.

    Although there are plenty of medicines that doctors might recommend, we believe that a more natural and relaxing process with a hot tub is a great solution to helping prepare you for sleep and keep you on a consistent sleep cycle.

    How Can a Hot Tub Help You Sleep?

    Hot tubs are a great tool for relieving stress and muscle pain. It is one of the best ways to relax after a hard day’s work and can help aid in joint tension and other ailments. As well, immersion in a hot tub can help ease a person’s body into a deeper sleep at bedtime. So how does that happen?

    A few factors help make a hot tub a great tool for aiding sleep. First, as you might assume, a hot tub puts you in a very relaxed and calm state. Often, going to bed with your mind racing and muscles aching can make it hard for someone to fall asleep. A hot tub allows you to take time before bed to release any tension in your mind and your body.

    Second, hot tubs help create a temperature change in your body that can trigger sleep. When a person goes to bed, their internal temperature will drop. Of course, when using a hot tub, you’re raising your body temperature. Seems counter-productive right? In fact, it helps because once you leave the hot tub and let your body cool down, your body thinks it’s preparing for sleep. When using the hot tub before bed, allow at least an hour between using the hot tub and sleeping. Going to bed warm can cause your body to overheat, but by letting it naturally cool for a short amount of time before laying down, your body will feel more comfortable and better prepared for sleep.

    Last, when in the hot tub, the buoyancy of the water delivers a sensation of weightlessness, as if you drifting in a dream. This helps relieve muscles and joint tension, but also gives your body a serene sensation that leaves you ready for a long rest.

    If you’re looking for a natural way to reduce stress and help you sleep better at night, consider soaking in a hot tub an hour before bed. The more you practice the routine of a hot tub before bed, the better it will help trigger a long and deep slumber.

    For more questions on the benefits of hot tubs or how to invest in a hot tub of your own, contact ThermoSpas today, we’d be happy to help.

  3. Total Control Therapy System

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    At ThermoSpas we are constantly looking for ways to improve the hot tub experience. We couldn’t be more proud of our patented Total Control Therapy® system, because it has brought hot tub relaxation to a new level. Our patented design helps you and everyone else in your hot tub have the perfect hot tub experience. By adjusting the intensity of the jets, you can enjoy light, soothing bubbles pushing against your back, while a friend feels intense jets massage away stress. So how does Total Control Therapy work?

    When relaxing in a hot tub with friends, we realized not every person wants the same jet therapy. Some people like very light bubble action to sooth their muscles and joints while others much prefer a hard, strong stream of water to work out knots and stress on the body. With most hot tubs, there is only one control valve to determine the water pressure of the entire hot tub. So you and your friends have to share the same experience everytime. With Total Control Therapy, each seat has its own control valve to determine the water pressure of that specific seat. Now, you and your friend can all have your own hot tub experience while still enjoying each other’s company.

    Total Control Therapy uses a patented method of multiple pumps to allow each person in the hot tub to have their own therapeutic experience. Most spa manufacturers offer one or two pumps to control the jets. Total Therapy Control hot tubs use as many as six pumps in a single hot tub. With every participant enjoying their preferred method of relaxation, you’ll find the time spent with each other in the hot tub much more fun.

    To control the intensity of your jet stream, ThermoSpas created another patent-pending design to make the process as simple as possible. The Throttle Control Valve is a breakthrough in hot tub design in which individual seats have their own valve to adjust the entire seating area. Pull the throttle back and you have a very subtle, soft sensation of bubbles. Push the throttle all the way down, and you’ll experience each jet at full power.

    As well, we offer what no other hot tub manufacturer does, an Variable Air Control valve that adjusts how much air you mix into the water jets. This is just another way to adjust the intensity of your massage. With the Throttle Control Valve and the Variable Air Control, you can adjust your hot tub to exactly how you prefer.

    Not only that, each hot tub that features Total Control Therapy also comes with our patented Pillow Jets. At the push of a button, a stream of warm water will push against your shoulders and neck for an experience that compares to nothing else. A wonderfully relaxing neck and shoulder massage that will help melt away the stress of the day and renew your body for the coming weeks.

    Total Control Therapy is just one of the many innovative features that separate us from all other hot tub manufacturers. Customers have praised the ease of use with the Throttle Control Valves and love the power of the Pillow Jets. With all of these great available features combined with our amazing hot tubs, we can guarantee a satisfying experience for you, your family, and friends. For more information, contact ThermoSpas today for a free consultation and quote.

  4. How Can a Hot Tub Relieve Arthritis Pain

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    It’s a sad reality that over 70 million Americans suffer from chronic arthritis pain. The pain starts with a stiffness that escalates over time. Shoulders, knees, hands, and more can become swollen and hard to move. It’s often caused by inflammation of the tissue lining our joints. The older we get, these tissues can become worn down and more sensitive, causing the pain associated with arthritis. While there’s no specific cure, there many remedies that can help reduce swollen joints and relax muscles. One of the most effective is heat and cold water therapy. A hot tub can help make this therapy an enjoyable and relaxing experience.

    It’s true that arthritis can be painful. Many believe that it’s a fact of life that they must learn to accept. However, there are many ways ones can reduce the pain and make the disease manageable. Our recommendation for treating arthritis pain is the use of heat and cold water therapy.

    How Does Heat and Cold Therapy Help Arthritis?

    The method of hot and cold therapy works by stimulating the processes in your body that naturally heal swollen and painful areas. For heat therapy, when the body is exposed to higher temperatures your blood vessels dilate which stimulates blood circulation. This helps brings oxygen to swollen areas and reduce muscle spasms. As well, heat can alert the body of pain, first making the body act as to restore health, along with distracting from the more painful joints and muscles.

    Cold therapy, on the other hand, helps reduce the swelling of tissue lining by constricting blood vessels. If a cold compress is in use long enough, it can numb the pain for a significant amount of time.

    Our recommendation for the best pain relief is moist heat therapy. This involves submerging your body in hot water to reduce pain. Moist heat increases relaxation of the muscles, is able to boost blood supply to painful areas of the body, and relieve muscle spasms. However, we understand that a hot bath might not just do it for you.

    Moist Heat Therapy and A Healing Spa for Arthritis

    For the best moist heat therapy you can receive, we recommend our Healing Spa. The first hot tub to ever be designed specifically for helping relieve arthritis pain.

    What makes our Healing Spa different from other hot tubs is the advanced mobility options and therapeutic features. We consulted the non-profit Arthritis Foundation to help learn about the difficulties of arthritis and what could be done to improve a hot tub and make it specific for arthritis patients. The result was a complete redesign of our hot tubs to service those with arthritis.

    Our therapeutic features include max-comfort pillows to relax the head while the rest of the body soaks in the warm water of the tub. Underneath, a wide array of jets provide a steady stream of warm water that will massage the muscles while providing the warm water to relieve pains. The seats are shaped to easily fit the contours of the back to massage each muscle comfortably.

    Along with advanced therapeutic options, we made sure the Healing Spa had accessible mobility options. Arthritis will most typically occur at an older age and become worse throughout the years, the majority of arthritis patients are past middle age. We made sure our hot tub was accessible for anyone faced with limited mobility. Sculptured safety steps, easy grip mobility bars, and an easy entry and exit captain’s chair make this a spa for anyone who may have a hard time moving. As well, we even created an easy change filter mechanism that require no twisting or heavy lifting. They simply slide up and down into place making it easier for patients with very painful arthritis.

    Our Healing Spa is so helpful to arthritis patients, that Thermospas even received the ‘Ease of Use’ Commendation from the Arthritis Foundation. Denis Bowman, Senior Vice President of Marketing and Communication for the Arthritis Foundation has said,

    “We believe the relationship between Thermospas and the Arthritis foundation sets a new precedence for business alliances with non-profit health organizations. Thermospas is the first manufacturer to seek guidance from the Arthritis Foundation to create a product that will benefit people with arthritis being both easy to use and soothing on stiff joints. By using direct input from people with arthritis and healthcare professionals, Thermospas is helping to improve the quality of those affected and helping the Arthritis Foundation achieve its mission.”

    By using moist heat therapy to relax and relieve muscle, joint, and tissue pain, our Healing Spa can help you reduce the stress of Arthritis and get you feeling like your old self again.