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Family Hot Tubs

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So, you’re shopping for a hot tub, you know about the health benefits, and you’ve probably heard the word “relaxation” far too many times.


You know that a spa is good for you as an individual, but did you know that it can also be good for your family?


Whether it’s a fun place to play with the little ones or an excuse to get your teenagers away from their phones for a minute, hot tubs offer quality time in a peaceful environment for every type of family.


Why Buy a Family Hot Tub?



Different families are going to want different things out of their hot tubs, but there are a few things that apply to everyone.


Hot tubs spark conversations


In this day and age, it’s common to gather everyone around the TV to watch a movie or a show in the evenings. It can make for important time together when everything goes right.


The advantage of having a hot tub is that mom or dad aren’t going to bring their laptop to “just get a little work done,” and your son or daughter isn’t likely to risk getting their phone wet just to send a couple of texts or stare at their endless Instagram feed.


When everyone is relaxed and removed from the whirlwind of distractions that keep our minds buzzing and our eyes from meeting, they will start to talk to one another. They will have an opportunity to connect to something besides the Wi-Fi network.


Hot tubs entertain guests


From the dawn of time, children of all ages have gathered at the “cool house”. They all gather at the home of whatever friend has the pool, the trampoline, the best video games, or the best hot tub.


Another thing to consider is that this concept doesn’t apply only to kids and teenagers. It’s a lot more fun to invite the neighbors over for dinner and some time in the spa than it is to try to talk them into watching your favorite TV show afterward.


What Makes the Best Family Hot Tub?



When you’re looking for a hot tub for your family, there are a few features to keep in mind. These can help you determine which is the best hot tub for your family.




One of the most important things to consider when buying a spa for your family is seating. It’s hard to spend quality time with your family of seven in a four-seat hot tub.


It’s important to have enough room for everyone, as well as various depths of seats for family members of differing heights. After all, you don’t want your toddler submerged up to their eyeballs, or dad barely wet to his belly-button.


It also doesn’t hurt to have customizable jets so everyone in the family can get the kind of massage that they like best in the seat where they most enjoy sitting.


Easy water care


Many people are concerned about owning a hot tub due to the maintenance. Measuring out chemicals is just one more boring chore, right?


Well, it doesn’t have to be that way. The best family hot tubs will have a water system that makes them easy to care for.


A good example of this would be Bullfrog Spa’s simple water care package which filters, purifies, and automatically regulates the levels of chemicals in your spa water so you don’t have to bother with all of the test tubes and droppers.


Fun features


Everyone loves things like color-changing lights, cool water jets, and control panels that give you power over every aspect of your spa, but no one loves these things more than kids.


To them, the buttons on the control panel will seem like magic, and the jets below the water can be anything from conquerable monsters to unexplored wonders.


Bullfrog Spas adds to that a sound system and an app that will allow you to control your hot tub without moving from your favorite seat, creating a sense of wonder that anyone in the family can appreciate.


Child safety


We’ve covered a lot of the fun and exciting things about owning a spa, but what about keeping your kids safe when you’re not there? Or when you are there for that matter?


One option to keep your kids out of the spa when you’re away from home is to make sure that you have a cover with a locking mechanism. A quality cover won’t only keep your water warm and clean, it will keep your little ones safe.


Another thing to consider is how much time your kids are spending in the water and just how hot it is. Here are a few guidelines for keeping everyone happy and healthy.


  • Children under the age of 5 should never be allowed into a hot tub.
  • Set hot tub temperature at or below 95 degrees if children will be using the spa.
  • Don’t let children stay in the water longer than 10 or 15 minutes at a time (you can potentially extend this time by having them dangle their legs in the water).
  • Teens and adults shouldn’t go longer than 30 minutes in the hot tub.
  • Pregnant women should consult with their doctor before entering a hot tub.


Now that you know what makes the best family hot tub, design your family’s spa today. Choose your layout, colors, and even JetPak massages.



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Dave Perry

AUTHOR - Dave Perry

Dave is a private contractor who works closely with Bullfrog Spas. When he's not rendering or writing he's likely to be doing anything from hammocking to hang-gliding, or just catching up on sleep.

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