More and more hot tubs can be seen in the courtyards of private houses and terraced houses. If, on the one hand, people are attracted to the opportunity to enjoy a mini-spa right in their backyard, but on the other hand, it is also a special element that decorates the garden. But how do you choose the hot tub that fits your yard perfectly? Interior architects Heinike Luht and Kristiina Puusepp give advice.
The hot tub brings a lot of bright experiences to everyday life all year round and pampers both your body and mind. It helps to relax, feel better emotionally and physically, and brings better sleep, which in turn leads to a whole new level of productivity in your daily routine.
As the hot tub is a very striking element in the home yard, it is important for enchanting harmony and elegance to be present in the yard. The first question, of course, when choosing a hot tub is how big it could be. “Here you should start with how much space there is in the yard and in how big of a company you want to enjoy the hot tub. Of course, it is sometimes nice to relax alone in a large tub,” comments interior designer Heinike. However, the hot tub could be big enough to enable spending a nice evening with friends or family.
What kind of heating should the hot tub have?
The second and not insignificant detail is to choose a heating method that suits your lifestyle. “If you plan to start using the hot tub only on weekends, the easiest solution is a wood-burning stove. However, if you want to enjoy the pleasures of water more often than once a week, all year round, then the best choice is electric heating,” Heinike points out. In this case, it is definitely wise to include a filter system in the equipment, which helps to keep the water clean and usable at all times.
In order for heating the water and keeping it warm to be as energy-saving as possible, you should choose a hot tub, the inside of which is covered with special insulation foam. “Thermal coating is also an indispensable helper to minimize the time and energy required to heat water. In addition to ensuring energy efficiency, it helps keep out of tub everything that doesn’t belong there, such as leaves, pollen, rain, and snow. The cover is also important in ensuring safety, especially if there are small children in the family,” adds Heinike.
Of course, safety is not insignificant in other respects either. With a stove-heated hot tub, safety is ensured by the chimney heat shield and the spark arrester, and as far as all electrical equipment is concerned, you should definitely ensure that this is a truly high-quality technique.
Underwater lighting solutions create a pleasant atmosphere
Once the size and heating method have been chosen, in order for the hot tub to become a real home spa, the next step is to focus on functionality. “Good massage systems, for example, can help you get rid of muscle tension and various pains very easily. Air massage, in other words, the bubble system, also stimulates the nervous system strengthens the blood vessels and the body’s overall resistance. Underwater lighting solutions, in turn, contribute to creating exactly the right atmosphere and mood,” says Kristiina.
There are hot tubs in the market in a very different price range, but Kristiina emphasizes that one should not only look at the cost and fast delivery time alone. If you choose the right hot tub, it can serve you for 20 years! This is what Lingalaid hot tubs that have recently gained a lot of popularity are like.
When it comes to quality, in addition to technology, you should pay attention to the main parts of the hot tub, such as wood used for exterior cladding and interior finishing materials. Not all fiberglass coating materials are designed to withstand large changes in temperature or, for example, water disinfection agents. The lifespan of wooden parts is also determined by the way they are treated. Knowing this, you should investigate whether and how the manufacturer has thought about ensuring the longevity of the hot tub,” adds Kristiina. In the case of Lingalaid hot tubs, for example, only environmentally friendly and especially long-lasting heat-treated wood has been used for the lining and fiberglass with the highest quality and special coating on the inside.
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