A user who is thinking about buying a spa often mistakes a spa for use outdoors or indoors with a hot tub when they are very different products. In this article we will try to make the differences between an outdoor spa and a hot tub as clear as possible.
Differences between an Outdoor Spa and a Hot Tub
The main difference between an outdoor spa and a hot tub is the fact that the spa maintains the water temperature and carries out a daily filtering cycle so that it continues to be full of water, keeping it in perfect conditions of use. On the other hand, a hot tub needs a hot water inlet since it does not have any water heating or filtering system, and therefore after each use we have to empty it again. Therefore, a spa can be installed both inside and outside the house and it is always ready for you to enjoy at any time: clean water and a temperature of up to 38 °C. Without having to wait and without wasting many litres of water each time we use it. A very fashionable possibility in recent years is to place the spa on a terrace with an enclosure such as glass curtains, making it much more comfortable in the winter.
Outdoor Spa on the Terrace or in the Garden
Also, given the manufacturing quality of hot tubs of both their internal and external components, the spa can be placed both indoors and on the terrace of a penthouse or outside such as in a garden, terrace or even balcony. It goes without saying that a hot tub can only be installed in a bathroom, with a hot water outlet and with drainage and a use similar to that of a traditional bathtub.
For all of these reasons, as you may imagine, an outdoor spa offers a much wider range of possibilities for use than a bathtub:
Family, friends, spa and a glass of good wine
Outdoor spas allow for recreational bathing, since they can be enjoyed with family or friends … most spas are designed for 3 to 5 people and maintaining the water temperature allows for prolonged use.
We can always enjoy a glass of wine or a glass of champagne in a relaxing bubble bath. Some models like the Cube spa have an integrated ice bucket that keeps bottles of white wine and champagne cool. We must always bear in mind the possibility of dropping a glass and therefore we recommend using plastic glasses for drinks in a hot tub to avoid accidents if they break.
Therapeutic use of the Spa
There is no doubt about the strength of the jets and massage quality of a spa compared to that of a hot tub. This is due to both the strength of the motors in a spa and to the variety of rotary jets, multijets, etc.
Outdoor Spa – Safety for children
Some people with young children at home may be worried about having a spa full of water. Quite the reverse, spas should always include a cover with a double function: maintaining the water temperature to avoid excessive electricity consumption and safety. This cover, equipped with hooks that can even come with a lock and key, can withstand the weight of a small child or a pet, avoiding accessing inside the spa.
Where to buy an Outdoor Spa
An outdoor spa is a product with very special characteristics that not everyone knows. That is why we always recommend that to inform you about its characteristics and uses you contact a specialised company, ideally with a physical shop specialised in the sale of spas so that you can see the product and touch it on the spot. It will probably be the shop that can best guide you in the purchase of your hot tub spa for it to fully meet your expectations and needs.