From daring designs to integrations with the latest smartphones, the hot tub industry continues to innovate. Here are a few new hot tub trends that are picking up steam in 2015.

Greater Emphasis on Design

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As the jets and pumps in today’s top hot tubs continue to grow more precise and powerful, exteriors are also evolving with a finer focus on sleek styles and cutting-edge design elements. This trend is best exemplified in the Jacuzzi® J-500™ and J-LX™ Collections, each of which draw inspiration from the finest modern furniture and appliances available. Suitable enough to be situated as the centerpiece of your backyard or outdoor area, contemporary hot tubs can also complement your home’s curb appeal with warm shades of wood and other attractive skirting options.

The Rise of Swim Spas

Serving as a singular solution for those who wish to work out in the water while also reaping the many benefits of hydrotherapy, swim spas are enjoying a recent rise in popularity. The versatility of these aquatic exercise stations allow them to be installed either above or below ground, without requiring the permits normally necessary for full-size pools. Swim spas offer an abundance of exercise options, including swimming, rowing, and jogging among many others. Plus, the resistance provided by water is twice as effective as weights, while also being gentler on joints.

Technological Enhancements

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Electronics and the Internet continue to influence nearly every aspect modern life, and hot tubs are no exception. This is especially true in the Jacuzzi® J-500™ Collection, which, aside from featuring the industry’s first full-color glass control panel, also offers an accompanying mobile app. The Jacuzzi® ProTouch™ Control Panel employs Wi-Fi and Bluetooth® technologies to pair with the ProLink™ app (available Spring 2015), putting the pinnacle of performance in your pocket. With the ProLink™ app, users can remotely operate and monitor their hot tubs, and even receive maintenance notifications to assist in the upkeep of your investment.

With everything from visionary designs to advanced electronics, the hot tub industry is keeping pace with the most advanced markets, and the products are becoming lifestyle essentials. Contact your local Jacuzzi® Dealership to wet test one of the latest models today.