Frequently Asked Questions: Hot Tubs, Swim Spas & Saunas

At Imagine Backyard Living, our experts are always ready and happy to assist in any way we can. Whether you have an existing hot tub installation that you’re looking to revamp or your home could benefit from the addition of an infrared sauna, we are happy to answer any questions that you may have.
To help keep you informed, and questions answered, we have answered some of the most-asked questions about hot tubs, swim spas and infrared saunas in this article.

FAQs About Hot Tubs

Which Hot Tub is Best for Me?

The best hot tub for you depends on your lifestyle. Your needs, budget and home can all have an impact on the best hot tub for you.
Homeowners with bigger families and a vibrant social life may want a bigger hot tub that can seat five to six people or more, especially if entertainment and hosting is a priority. Retirees, smaller families and young professionals, on the other hand, might not have the need for such a large hot tub. In their case, units that seat anywhere from two to four people may be more ideal.
The cost of a hot tub can also have an impact on which one is best for you. The last thing you want to experience is buyer’s remorse or investing in a spa that doesn’t meet your needs, which is why it’s so important for you to find a hot tub for sale in your budget. Like any other luxury item or investment, pricing may fluctuate based on a variety of factors. Hot tubs and spas are no different. The larger the hot tub and more features it has, the higher in price it is likely to be. Other factors that can impact the price include if it is new or used, and the year it was manufactured.
Your Needs
The best hot tub for you is also dependent on your specific needs. Those who suffer from arthritis, muscle tension or joint pain, among other health conditions, may want a hot tub that is built for advanced hydrotherapy, reflexology and chromatherapy. These hot tubs should have a variety of features, including jets, ergonomic seats, LED lights, and even Bluetooth technology for ease of use.
What to Look for When Buying a Hot Tub
Now that you have the information, here are some things to consider when shopping for a hot tub:

  • Brand
  • Features
  • Size
  • Price

The dealership where you purchase your hot tub can also have an impact on your buying decision. We suggest looking for a hot tub dealer that has good reviews online, many positive testimonials, quality brands, accessories and water care products, along with a service department that can assist you in the long term.

What is Hydrotherapy?

Hydrotherapy is a therapeutic technique that utilizes warm water, buoyancy and massage to offer a range of health benefits. First, the buoyancy of the water helps to lift pressure and weight from the body, while the warm water relaxes muscles and helps to soothe joint pain. Once your body is in a state of pure relaxation, massage from the jets targets pressure points, helping to relieve tension throughout your body.
To enjoy all the benefits of hydrotherapy, we suggest soaking for at least 15 minutes three times per week, if not more regularly and for longer periods of time. Here’s an article that can walk you through how long you should stay inside a hot tub for.

How Much Does a Hot Tub Cost?

The cost of a hot tub can be anywhere from $2,000 to $20,000. How much a hot tub costs will depend on a number of factors, including the brand, quality, features, size, and age. To learn more about the different hot tub prices available to you, contact our experts at Imagine Backyard Living in Scottsdale.

FAQs About Swim Spas

What is a Swim Spa?

A swim spa is best described as a hot tub and swimming pool hybrid. Bigger than a hot tub yet smaller than a pool, swim spas offer the benefits of both – but in one compact system. Swim spas are equipped with luxury features such as hydrotherapy jets, ergonomic seats, an open-concept tank area, LED illumination, a waterproof audio system, and powerful swim jet.
Users can relax, entertain or exercise as they see fit. Take a seat in one of the comfortable, ergonomic seats for a relaxing hydrotherapy session or engage the powerful swim jet for a calorie-burning workout, all from the comfort and style of your swim spa.

Can I Use a Swim Spa Year-Round?

Yes, swim spas can be used and operated throughout the year. These advanced spa systems are equipped with smart digital control panels and durable full-foam insulation, so you can adjust the temperature to your liking and then allow the superior design of the spa to keep the water temperature regulated.
For year-round operation of a swim spa, we suggest the use of a high-quality spa cover. This cover can help to keep debris and contaminants out of the water, while providing superior heat retention, keeping your operational costs low.

How Much Does a Swim Spa Cost?

The cost of a swim spa can range from $8,000 to $30,000. How much a swim spa costs can depend on certain factors, such as the brand, quality, features, size, and age. To learn more about the different swim spa prices available to you, contact our experts at Imagine Backyard Living in Scottsdale.

FAQs About Saunas

How Do Saunas Improve Your Health?

Saunas can offer you a number of health benefits due to the infrared heat. Infrared heat penetrates your muscles far below the surface of your skin, helping to ease muscle tension and soothe joint pain from the inside out. The warmer temperature can also help to improve your circulation, boosting the production of positive endorphins and helping deliver oxygen throughout the body.
Health benefits of infrared saunas can include:

  • Less stress
  • Better sleep
  • Eased muscle tension
  • Weight loss
  • Soothed joint pain
  • More energy

For more information about the health benefits of infrared saunas, give this article a read!

How Long Should I Stay Inside a Sauna for?

How long you should stay inside a sauna can depend on a number of factors, including your age, health and preference. Generally, we suggest staying inside an infrared sauna for anywhere from five to 10 minutes at a time to ensure your best health. If you wish to stay inside for longer, we suggest taking a break to rehydrate and lower your temperature.

How Much Does a Sauna Cost?

The cost of a sauna can range from $1,500 to $6,000, with an average cost of $3,000 to $4,000. How much a sauna costs can depend on certain factors, such as the brand, quality, features, size, and age. To learn more about the different sauna prices available to you, contact our experts at Imagine Backyard Living in Scottsdale.

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