What is a Kelowna Hot Tub Spa?
A hot tub, or spa, as they are commonly referred to, is a cross between an oversized bathtub and a swimming pool. Spa users, dressed in swimming suits, use them primarily as a form of relaxation with family and friends, or for therapeutic reasons.
They are usually situated outside on a deck or patio, or someplace that is easily accessed, or they can sometimes be located inside. They can be as small as a 2 person tub, or as large as one which would hold up to 12 or 14 people or even a few more. The water in these tubs is usually quite hot, so it is recommended that the duration for an average visit is no more than 20 minutes. Children should not be in the pool for more than 5 or 10 minutes, and must be closely monitored at all times.
Hot Tub Spas popular in Kelowna
Kelowna hot tub spas have grown in popularity immensely in recent years. There are numerous retail locations in the city that provide a good selection of them and the accessories and supplies that go with them.
Kelowna residents can enjoy a spa experience all year round as the winters are usually mild enough to use their hot tubs on a daily basis. Since many people have chosen to retire in Kelowna, having a tub on the deck or back yard is practical because they have more leisure time to sit and relax in them. Also, the new trend is to “move the living room outside” so the spa experience fits Kelowna’s temperate year-round climate where a good segment of the population spends as much time outside as possible.
Privacy and Availability
Some people enjoy the social atmosphere of a public spa. But to many people, there is great appeal in enjoying a hot tub spa experience in privacy. The solitude, beauty and familiarity of your own surroundings can be peaceful and relaxing. Having the tub available for whenever you want to use it can also be appealing.
Engaging Family and Friends
Finding time to lay back and socialize is important to a person’s wellbeing, and there is a growing trend to use the informal atmosphere of a hot tub spa as the “place to be” for connecting with family and friends. In just the same way that enjoying a meal together can break down social barriers, soaking together in an informal setting can accomplish much the same thing. Hot tubs provide a stress-free and relaxing area to visit away from other distractions.
Financing a major investment such as a hot tub is a big undertaking. The first thing to do is to examine your financial situation to ensure that buying a spa will not put your finances under too much strain. If it looks feasible that you could go ahead with a purchase, then it is simply a matter of choosing the options that best fit your budget. Most retail outlets are eager to help you find a workable financing option.
Choosing a hot tub spa for all your needs
There is great versatility of choice in this market today….in fact so much so that it can be a bit overwhelming if you don’t really know what you are looking for to begin with. The one thing that is important is to gather all the information first, and then narrow down your search based on the criteria you have to work with. For instance, important factors for you might be such things as the reputation of the company as far as standing behind their warranty for parts and service, then of course your budget. Other deciding factors might be the space you have for positioning your unit, and of course the design and features you’d like to have. These criteria will help narrow down your search to something manageable.
If you have a relatively small space to work with, there are very compact models available that still provide you with many of the features available in larger models. In the design of the spa itself, there are also many options. You have almost endless choices in shell colour and texture, exterior finish, where and how the jets are positioned, and what types of steps or cover you desire.
The choices are still up to you but if you happen to be in the market for a hot tub spa, do your homework well and you should be able to find something that will provide you with many years of enjoyment.
Gwen Rempel is a freelance writer based out of Kelowna, BC Canada representing Kelowna Arctic Spas.