What Makes the Most Therapeutic Hot Tub?
A well-designed, therapeutic hot tub is a great addition to your lifestyle and routine. Warm water, relaxing jets, and powerful massages help you recover from your aches and pains.
Justin B., a hot tub owner, said of his spa, “There is nothing better then jumping in my Bullfrog Spa at the end of a long day. It’s not only relaxing but therapeutic. I’ve had it for over 6 months now, and can’t imagine not having it.”
Unfortunately, not every hot tub you find provides the soothing therapy you need. If you are looking for the best therapeutic hot tub, you’ll want to keep in mind these 4 things before investing in a particular hot tub:
- Jet Types
- Jet Placement
- Jet Power
- Jet Customization
As you can tell from this list, quality hot tub jets are the distinguishing feature between the most therapeutic hot tubs and the spas with poor hydrotherapy.
Here are some more details about what to look for in therapeutic spa jets.
Hot tub technology has come a long way since the first spa jet was invented over 50 years ago. Hot tubs now have a variety of jets that provide several types of massages. Just as a massage therapist does not massage each of your muscles the same way, a hot tub’s jets should vary depending on the type of massage you are needing.
Here are a few examples of common jet types found in the best therapeutic spas and hot tubs:
- Rotating single pulse jets
- Rapid double pulse jets
- Kneading oscillator jets
- Soothing shower jets
- Powerful deep relief jets
- Relaxing firm relief jets
- Target therapy jets
- Mini target therapy jets
Some of these jets, such as the oscillator or deep relief jets are perfect for the large muscles on your back that often ache after a long day of hard work. On the other hand, some days you need a gentler massage to help you calm down and relax when you are stressed.
Don’t settle for a spa that lacks a variety of therapy types.
Thoughtful consideration should be given when hot tub engineers decide where to place jets in a spa. The largest, most powerful jets should be placed to target the main back and shoulder muscles. Additional jet placements can add the perfect finishing touch to your spa experience. These are often smaller jets that target your wrists, calves, and feet.
Look closely at all the jet placements and types before buying your hot tub.
Amateur hot tub companies often place too many jets thinking this will make customers more likely to buy from them. They like to brag about jet counts and rarely mention jet quality.
What they don’t realize is that having too many large jets can actually decrease the jet power and lead to a less therapeutic hot tub. This can happen due to low-quality spa pumps or not enough spa pumps based on the size of the spa and the quantity of jets.
The most therapeutic spas will have at least 2 pumps, although a smaller model can sometimes get away with just 1 pump. And having a mixture of both large and small jets placed throughout the spa will keep water pressure higher so you can enjoy deep, powerful massages.
What makes Bullfrog Spas the most therapeutic hot tub?
A generic one-size-fits-all approach doesn’t work when it comes to therapy.
The best therapeutic hot tub is one in which you can customize the jet massages to target your unique aches and pains.
This is where Bullfrog Spas’ JetPak Therapy System comes in. This advanced system features 17 interchangeable JetPaks, each with a different massage type. You get to choose your own JetPak, place it in the seat that fits your height, and adjust the massage power to your preferred setting.
No other hot tub allows you to customize your spa therapy this much.
Jet Plumbing, Power, & Efficiency
In addition to customization, the JetPak Therapy System’s design provides more powerful jet massages because of its smarter plumbing design.
Because Bullfrog Spas are built with up to 90% less plumbing, water is able to move from the pumps to the jets with less friction. Less friction means more power and a more therapeutic spa experience.
As an added bonus, this smart plumbing design also makes Bullfrog Spas the most energy efficient hot tub in its class. You’ll save money and energy each month when compared to other hot tub brands.
Selecting Your JetPaks
With 17 JetPaks to choose from, you may be wondering which ones offer the right therapy options for you.
Here are a few recommendations of JetPaks you might consider based on the different muscle groups they target:
Lower back relief: FibroTherapy, DeepRelief, and Lumbar
Neck and shoulder relief: NeckBlaster and NeckMasseuse
Spinal relief: SpinalHealth and Spinal’ssage
Lateral and oblique relief: AcuTherapy, Alleviate, and Oscillator
Full back massage: Pulsator, RainShower, and Wellness
Most dealer showrooms even have a test spa where you can try out the JetPaks and see which ones you like best.
Design Your Own Spa & Get a Price
Now that you’re familiar with what makes the best therapy hot tub, it’s time to design your own spa online. Choose the JetPak massages that meet your health needs as well as your favorite color combination and accessories. You’ll even get a price quote when you’re done.