What are the Benefits of Using a Hot Tub During the Winter?
Publication date : Thursday, November 25th, 2021
Although swimming pools come with an off-season, your hot tub doesn’t have to! Unlike a pool, you can utilize your hot tub no matter what the outdoor temperature gage reads. With major health benefits, both mentally and physically, you can stay cheery during these gloomy winter months by taking advantage of all that your hot tub has to offer.
Here are five of the leading reasons you should consider using your hot tub year-round.
Melt Stress Away
It’s easy to get stressed during the hustle and bustle of the holiday season! To combat holiday-related stress, take regular dips in your hot tub. Soothe tense muscles and let your stress melt away with a heated water jet massage system. Heated water has also been known to activate feel-good hormones in the brain, leaving you feeling relaxed and content.
Boost Your Immune System
No one is looking forward to the dreaded cold and flu season. Even with a flu shot, a well-balanced diet and proper sleep habits, your immune system can still struggle to keep up. Thankfully, routine dips in the hot tub can boost white blood cell production in the body.
With improved circulation from the warm water, these tiny healing cells increase and are carried throughout the body where they attack germs and toxins. Therefore, soaking in your hot tub can drastically decrease your likelihood of catching a virus during the bitter months of winter.
Natural Pain Reliever
Winter doesn’t just bring cold fronts – it can also make the body ache. Plus, shoveling, salting or slipping on ice can aggravate and injure your muscles and joints. Taking the time to relax in your hot tub is a wonderful way to treat any injured or sore muscles.
Also, if you struggle with arthritis flare-ups in the wintertime, relaxing in your hot tub in Jackson MS can help reduce inflammation and send soothing blood flow to your damaged joints.
A Break from the Cold
If you spend time outdoors for work or recreation, your hot tub can give you a break from the cold. After all, nothing beats slipping into your cozy hot tub for a spa jet massage after a long, stressful day at work!
Social Life Benefits
Try mixing up your traditions this year by hosting a winter jacuzzi party! You can invite others to bring games and even set up a hot chocolate stand. Your hot tub could become the tradition that everyone looks forward to in years to come.
Contact Paradise Pools today for the best prices on hot tubs and hot tub accessories to make this year’s holiday season extra bright!
6 Ways to Make Your Hot Tub More Efficient
Publication date : Monday, May 10th, 2021
Hot tubs are wonderful to have, but they do require a lot of maintenance and upkeep. Many spa owners run into obstacles when managing energy consumption, maintaining temperature and balancing water and electrical usage. Thankfully, there are ways to be an energy-conscious hot tub owner. The environment will thank you – and so will your wallet.
Here are six effective ways to make your hot tub in Jackson more efficient.
1. Purchase a Solid Cover
Modern-day spas are built with insulated shells to help prevent heat loss. However, the majority of the heat escapes through the top. This is why it pays to have a hot tub cover. Spa covers prevent water from evaporating and heat from escaping. The best hot tub covers are in good condition, with straps to secure the cover and prevent heat loss.
2. Utilize a Thermal Blanket
Thermal blankets (also known as solar blankets or solar covers) keep the evaporation down and heat in. With a thermal blanket, the water heat will fluctuate less, preventing your hot tub system from over-working to regulate temperature. Ask your hot tub supplier for a recommendation – the best thermal blankets reduce heat loss by 95 percent!
3. Use Different Modes
During periods when you aren’t as likely to use your hot tub as much, lower the temperature of the water. Also use the natural weather patterns to your advantage. For example, in summer, you’re able to turn the temperature to a below average level due to natural heat. In the winter, you’ll need to maintain heat so the water doesn’t cause damage to the pipes.
4. Limit Blower Usage
Blowers inject air into the water for a smoothing motion, similar to jets. However, this same air can also reduce heat and cause you to consume more energy. If you enjoy having the blowers on, use them in intervals to cut down on heat loss. Jets, on the other hand, will heat your spa faster.
5. Maintain Filters
Clogged, worn out and damaged filters are guaranteed to affect the circulation of water which leads to strain on the motor and other heating components. To ensure this doesn’t happen, make a regular schedule to clean your filters every other month, as well as with each water change. This saves money and energy because your water will stay clean.
6. Close Hot Tub Properly
After using your hot tub, get into the habit of turning off the lights and closing the jets when the tub is not in use. Leaving the jets on will cause the temperature to change, forcing the heater elements to work harder. And, if you don’t plan on using your spa in the winter, you should consider winterizing it.
These tips will help you run your hot tub more efficiently, reducing your energy consumption and out-of-pocket costs. To shop for Caldera spas and hot tubs, contact Paradise Pools today!
Beat the Winter Blues with a Hot Tub
Publication date : Friday, November 22nd, 2019
Can a hot tub or jacuzzi help you beat the winter blues? Absolutely. As the air turns crisp, it’s time to start thinking about a hot tub. It can make a great addition to your swimming pool, too! With both an inground pool and a spa, you’ll have things to enjoy in your backyard year round.
Here are the ways a jacuzzi can help you beat the cooler temperatures and shorter days that accompany winter.
Get Fresh Air
For the most part, winters in Mississippi are mild. But, the temps can still be cool enough that it’s not comfortable to just sit outside. Fortunately, a hot tub allows you to get fresh air and Vitamin D while being warm and cozy. Boost your mood and increase feel-good endorphins in the brain.
Melt Away Stress
The holiday season is stressful for many people. Between hosting family gatherings, spending money on Christmas presents, participating in Secret Santas and attending holiday parties, there is a lot to do this time of year. Melt away the stress at the end of the day by sitting in your hot tub. This way, you can go to bed with a clear mind and sleep well.
Aromatherapy has a positive effect on the mood. Add a few drops of your favorite essential oils and transform your hot tub into a relaxing day spa. Some of our favorites include:
- Peppermint and rosemary for an energy boost
- Mandarin orange and chamomile to relax
- Lavender to feel happy
Exercising is good for your mental and physical health, and it’s a definite way to beat the seasonal blues. The good news is that you can enjoy various exercises from the comfort of your spa. Examples include calf raises, stretching, torso crunches and arm crosses. And, because your muscles will be warm in the water, there’s less risk of pulling a muscle.
Host a Spa Party
Looking to spend more time with friends this winter? Invite them over for a spa party. Your guests will love this idea because it’s not something they get to do often. Plus, socializing with others boosts the mood. Complete the seasonal party with finger foods and winter drinks like eggnog and hot chocolate.
Rest Sore Muscles
Some people experience more muscle and joint pain when the weather changes. You may also be tired and fatigued from all the shopping and running around. Don’t let this stress build up – sit in the spa at night and relax your sore muscles.
The winter blues are common for some people. Luckily, there are ways to treat the winter blues, including exercise, getting into the right mindset and spending time with friends and family. A spa helps with all of these things! To learn more about having a hot tub installed in your backyard, contact Paradise Pools today.
Why Hot Tubs are a Good Investment for Your Mental and Physical Health
Publication date : Monday, September 10th, 2018
Have you been thinking about installing a hot tub? It’s no surprise, as having your own spa is like having a little slice of heaven right in your backyard. At any time, you can switch on the bubbles, slip into the warm water and soak your troubles away. Hot tubs are a bigger investment than other backyard features, but they are worth it. Once you make the investment, you will have a reliable way to care for your physical and emotional well-being.
Below, we share the therapeutic benefits to owning a jacuzzi and why it’s worth every penny.
Soothe Tired, Aching Muscles
Many adults suffer from tired, aching muscles. It could be from an underlying health condition, medications or marathon training. Rather than sitting on the couch applying heat and ice – and taking anti-inflammatories – you can immerse your muscles in the hot tub. The temperature of the water is usually between 100 and 103 degrees Fahrenheit. This heat, coupled with water pressure from the jets, speeds up circulation, releases tension and promotes a healthy immune system.
Alleviate Stress and Tension
We all have stressful days from time to time – some more than others. If you feel tense and stressed with your job or staying home with the kids, a jacuzzi serves as a built-in stress reliever. Sit against the massage therapy jet system and get a free back rub – no time limit! The fresh air does wonders at lifting the spirits. By managing your stress levels, you lower blood pressure, decrease anger, boost immune function and promote longevity.
Encourage Healthy Sleep Habits
If you have trouble falling asleep at night, a hot tub can help. Many people turn to their electronics to help them fall asleep, but this actually makes things worse because of the bluelight. By taking a warm soak before bed, you have time to decompress. Let your worries melt away and look up at the stars to imagine your greater purpose in life. By bedtime, you’ll be ready to hit the sack.
Enjoy a Getaway in Your Backyard
You don’t have to wait all year for a vacation when you have a spa in your backyard! A whirlpool, especially when combined with an inground swimming pool, turns your backyard into a retreat. Rather than spending money on vacations and spa days, you have everything you need in your backyard. Promote relaxation and shared time with friends and family.
A hot tub is a good investment for your mental, physical and social health. If you want to learn more about having a hot tub installed in your yard, contact Paradise Pools. We have many collections to choose from!