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Are Hot Tubs Worth It?

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“Are hot tubs worth it?” is a great question. It is also one that has many answers depending what you are hoping to gain from your hot tub purchase. The answer will also depend on the type of hot tub you’re considering.


This article will help you answer this question in reference to cost and also pose questions to help you gain a different perspective on the worth of a hot tub. It will also answer other questions about the worth of a hot tub.


By the time you finish reading, you will have the answer you are looking for—and that answer will probably be yes. After all, a hot tub can provide you with a much-needed self-care sanctuary right in your own home or backyard. There are many other benefits, of course, that make hot tubs worth it. Those will be addressed in this article, too.


First, it’s key to take into consideration the type of hot tub you are thinking of purchasing. You may be asking, “Are inflatable hot tubs worth it?”, “Are portable hot tubs worth it?”, or even, “Are Jacuzzi® Hot Tubs worth it?” Read on for the answers to these questions and others that can help you determine your personal answer to the question: “Are hot tubs worth it?”


Are inflatable hot tubs worth it?

Inflatable hot tubs, also referred to as blow-up hot tubs, are a budget-friendly way to achieve hot tub ownership. While they do have their pros and cons, their lower initial price point is enticing for many buyers. However, as with most things, the adage “you get what you pay for” may be evidenced in a blow-up hot tub. This is because these models are generally lesser quality versions of a portable hot tub, they do not offer true hydrotherapy and specialized jets to provide soothing pain release and ease muscle tension, and they may not last nearly as long as premium portable hot tub models. Inflatable hot tubs may not be able to accommodate as many bathers at one time, limiting use depending on how many people will be joining you in your hot tub experience.


However, if you are looking for a cost-effective way to unwind that is easy to set up and transport, and you don’t require the level of hydromassage therapy that can be delivered through the specialized jets of a high-quality hot tub, you may find that your answer to the question, “Is a blow up hot tub worth it?” is yes. 


Are portable hot tubs worth it?

There are many levels across the category of portable hot tubs from budget and entry-level to premium and luxury. If you intend to invest your hard-earned money in a product that can not only provide you with a high-level of hydromassage therapy but that can also serve as a self-care sanctuary and a place to unwind and connect with family and friends, you will probably want to purchase the best model you can afford.


Typically, portable hot tubs, particularly luxury models from premium brands, will offer a wide array of standard features as well as optional upgrades to help you create the hot tub oasis that suits all your needs. These features can vary by brand and model.

Are Jacuzzi® Hot Tubs worth it?

Jacuzzi® Hot Tubs are the innovation leaders in the industry. The company was built upon the concept of wellness and health through the power of water. Decades later, the Jacuzzi® company is still developing products with cutting-edge advances and technologies to provide you with the very best hydrotherapy massage experience while also making hot tub ownership simple and nearly hassle-free. In terms of cost, Jacuzzi® Hot Tubs range in price, depending on the model. However, the quality of Jacuzzi® Hot Tubs is never compromised. 


Jacuzzi® Hot Tubs offer a large variety of models within its many collections, all designed to give you options. This way, you can select the exact hot tub that will meet your every need for many years to come. Jacuzzi® Hot Tubs are designed and manufactured with superior materials that are made to last and withstand the elements and that are also energy efficient, thus conserving energy and saving you money.


Jacuzzi® Hot Tubs also feature specialized Jacuzzi® PowerPro® Jets that are thoughtfully positioned to effectively target key muscles to give you superior hydrotherapy. The seats in Jacuzzi® Hot Tubs have also been sculpted specifically with an ergonomic focus to cradle the contours of your body. Every last detail of Jacuzzi® Hot Tubs are designed with you in mind.


Some models even offer first-to-market innovations including Infrared and Red Light therapy, which combine to take hydrotherapy to the next level. The rejuvenating powers of Infrared and Red Light therapy work together deep beneath the skin’s surface to relieve pain, improve range of motion, and help you reach a state of mindfulness.


In addition to design, Jacuzzi® Hot Tubs offer incredible features that will truly enhance your relaxation, socialization, family bonding, or self-care time. Just some of the standard features, depending on model, that make your hot tub experience exhilarating as well as easy to operate and maintain include:


  • Proprietary Jets
  • Tool-free Cabinetry
  • CLEARRAY® Active Oxygen® and CLEARRAY® On-demand
  • 5-Stage ProClarity® Filtration System
  • ProClear® Filter
  • ProStream Circulation Pump
  • Headrests
  • Drink Holders
  • Exterior Lighting
  • Illuminated Waterfall
  • Interior Lighting


When asking if a Jacuzzi® Hot Tub is worth the cost, consider the value that a hot tub of this caliber can provide for you and your loved ones. When purchasing a Jacuzzi® Hot Tub, you’re not only getting the very finest hot tub and the best features, but you’re also getting peace of mind that your hot tub will provide you with comfort, relaxation, stress relief, and entertainment.  

Worth what, exactly?

As promised, this article encourages you to consider worth from another perspective beyond cost.  Worth can be attributed to many things. Are they worth the cost? The maintenance? The monthly expenses? The hassle of a lesser quality hot tub?


Another way to look at the worth of a hot tub is to consider its value as well as the many ways that a high-quality hot tub can enhance your life. Perhaps ask yourself, “Are hot tubs worth the time spent with family, friends, and loved ones?” or “Are hot tubs worth my peace of mind, the boost to my mental health, and my overall wellness?” Perhaps the more important question to answer pose is, “Aren’t I worth it?”


As you ask yourself the many questions that are associated with a large investment such as a hot tub, it’s important to consider the many benefits of a hot tub. Just a few of these include:


  • Comfort and relaxation
  • Stress relief
  • Recovery
  • Bonding with family and loved ones
  • Entertainment and socialization


A spa in your home or backyard can serve as a place where you can go to indulge in some much-deserved downtime after a long and stressful week. It can be your at-home getaway where you can forget about all the stresses of your life and simply sit back, relax, and let your mind unwind. It can also serve as an ideal part of your wellness routine and can boost your mental health.


There are countless reasons why a hot tub might be worth it to you. Those reasons are highly personal and individualized. When contemplating why you want a hot tub and deciding if the investment will be worth it to you, it’s a good idea to make a list of your priorities when it comes to your dream hot tub.


You may also want to ask yourself a few questions to help you narrow down your decision such as:


  • How many people will be using my hot tub?
  • Where will I have my hot tub placed? Will it be indoors or outside?
  • What type of foundation do I have to support my hot tub?
  • How much space do I have to accommodate a hot tub?
  • Do I want my hot tub for solo hydrotherapy, for family connection, or for socializing with friends?
  • What is my hot tub budget?
  • What type of seating do I want? Do I want open seating or a lounger, or both?


Before you purchase a hot tub, an important part of your journey to hot tub ownership will be to visit your local authorized spa dealer. Actually seeing and touching various brands and models can give you a clearer picture of the hot tub you want to make your own. You can also speak directly to a knowledgeable dealer who can help you determine the brand and model that best fits your wish list.


Most spa showrooms also provide the opportunity for you to perform a wet test on models that you like best. This way you can see them when they are filled and operating. You can get in, see how you “fit” in the seats and the loungers and even get a demonstration of how the hot tub operates. This is vital because once you get your hot tub home, you’ll want to feel confident that you know how to properly operate it. Proper operation, use, care, and maintenance are essential for preserving the life of your hot tub and reaping the many benefits of hot tub ownership for many years to come.


Affiliations: Jacuzzi® is a registered trademark of Jacuzzi Group. All rights reserved.


Medical disclaimer: This information is not intended to prescribe a particular diagnosis or course of action. We are not medical professionals. Please contact your GP or other medical professional for advice if you have any concerns about your current health or well-being.

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