Are you looking for a great feature for an outdoor living space? Have you considered adding a hot tub, a sauna, or both? Soaking in a hot tub or spending time in a sauna can be a relaxing year-long leisure activity.
In addition to just enjoying the sensation of being in a sauna, were you aware that there are also health and mental benefits? A 20-year study was conducted with Finnish men that took sauna baths. Over the course of this study, it was found that having frequent sauna baths may contribute to longevity.
The health benefits of a hot tub also include sugar-management for diabetics. The New England Journal of Medicine published several recent studies that focused on people with Type 2 Diabetes.
These studies found that when people with Type 2 Diabetes soaked in hot water six days a week for 30 minutes, that it was easier for them to control their plasma sugar levels and weight.
There are a variety of hot tubs, spas, and saunas from which to choose. When you begin to look for just the right one, you may want to consider these styles:
- Caldera hot tubs
- Finnleo saunas
- Hot springs spas
- Nordic hot tubs
Since you’re interested in adding a luxurious hot tub to your outdoor living space, you may want to know some additional information. A high-quality hot tub, for example, usually lasts 18 years or more. Depending on the model or style you choose, prices tend to range from $5,550-to-$15,000.
If you’re curious about monthly operating costs for your hot tub, keep in mind that when you purchase a high quality spa, they are much better insulated. As a result, even large hot tubs will only cost $20-to-$30 a month.
To lower heating costs even further, you can also purchase a hot tub cover. When you cover your hot tub when it’s not in use, this can potentially reduce your heating costs by 75%.
When you purchase your hot tub, you can ask the company you purchased it from for spa maintenance tips. You will also be able to purchase hot tub sanitizer and any other hot tub parts and supplies you may need.