There are a prolific amount of different spas on the market configured with varying depths, sizes, shapes and functions. Some operate as therapeutic devices, while others are designed for leisure and entertainment.
So when it comes to choosing a spa for yourself, What type of spa bath best suits your individual needs? To get to the bottom of this, it is probably best if you ask yourself some questions.
The first thing to decide is where you will place your spa. Spas are considerably heavy on their own, let alone when water is added. Most concrete floors provide sufficient support for a spa. However, if you would like to place your spa on a surface like wooden decking, there may need to be some reinforcements made.
Another thing to consider is utilities to the spa. Is there already a power supply within relative proximity to the spa? Is there enough space around the spa area for access if power or pump maintenance is needed?
Size and shape
Although all spas offer therapeutic benefits, some spas are customised for more specific applications.
If you keep a rigorous gym schedule, are a sports enthusiast, or are treating an injury or condition, then a therapeutic spa may be the right fit for you.
Therapeutic spas may only be a one or two-seater. They often contour tightly around the body and have jets designed to massage tight muscles and promote blood flow for healing and recovery.
If you are looking for a spa for relaxing and enjoying time with friends and family, then you may be looking for something more extensive. Spa companies produce spas in many different shapes and sizes. They can range anywhere from three seater models, to even eight or twelve seats.
It is also worth considering that the larger the spa, the more resources they will require. This includes larger pumps that require more maintenance, as well as more water and higher power consumption.
Spa jets can be as diverse in style as the spas themselves. They are all manufactured with different applications in mind, as well as made to function with different distributions of pressure.
Water jets circulate water around the spa creating pulsating pressure to massage sore and tired muscle. Some spas even allow remote controlled adjustment for different massage functions and pressures. This makes water jets an excellent choice for therapeutic units.
Air jets usually function via a system of holes that stream relaxing bubbles of air to create the classic hot tub experience. These jets can often be controlled to operate at different intensities, giving you the power to control the velocity of your spa jets.
If you are looking for a spa for therapeutic reasons, it may be important to consider the jet’s placements. If, for instance, you were treating an ongoing back issue, you may need to look for a spa that has jets positioned in ways that best addresses your problem areas.
A spa is a significant investment that should be reliable and easy to maintain. It is best to find a system that is going to stand the test of time and not provide more stress than relaxation.
Put some extra time in getting to know what brands are respected and trustworthy. The team here at Ezy Spa offer a pre-sale inspection service so you can have faith in your new spa baths performance.
Indoor and outdoor spas
Spas can also differ in design depending on their intended placement. Indoor and outdoor spas may be made of different materials and could require a simple, or more elaborate setup.
Indoor bathroom spas
Many bathroom spas double as traditional baths also. They are sometimes made from classic materials like porcelain or other traditional bathroom materials.
These styles of spa baths may also require a professional plumber to complete the set up to your mains water, as they will often be filled and emptied with each use.
Spa baths and hot tubs are quite often kept in outdoor undercover areas like patios or verandas. Hot tub style spas can sometimes even be kept out in the open to promote a feeling of being out in a natural hot spring.
Like all outdoor equipment, spas will require some thought and engineering to ensure they are protected from the weather and elements while not in use. They will also need to be covered to protect them from contamination, and stop wildlife from entering or possibly even drowning in the spa water.
Salt or chlorine?
Permanent spas will need to be maintained with water treatment for sanitation purposes. The most common ways of achieving this are with the use of chlorine or salt filtration systems.
Some people can find they have adverse reactions to chlorine such as burning red eyes, or dry and irritated skin. If you or a member of your family suffer from skin irritations or conditions, this may be something that requires consideration and discussion.
There are many things to consider when investing in a spa system, and they are all worth your time before committing to a purchase.
The team here at Ezy Spa are award-winning spa delivery and relocation specialists. We can provide a range of services, including pre-sales inspections of new and used spa baths and hot tubs.
If you have any inquiries about our expert services, don’t hesitate to contact our friendly staff. You can send your questions via email, and we can contact you at your next convenience.