Considering buying a hot tub?

If you’re on the fence, doing some research and looking into the perks of ownership is a great start – and that’s exactly what the information below can help you do! By the time you get to the end of this article, you’ll be wondering why you didn’t buy one sooner! Affordable, relaxing, and just like having your own live-in masseuse, hot tubs provide a haven from the daily pressures of life. While the benefits of owning one are numerous, here are five that stand out the most.


A little R&R in hot water is nothing new. In fact, the idea has been around since ancient times, when the Romans built large communal baths. One of the reasons for their popularity, especially at hotel resorts and spas, is because of their ability to melt away stress.

Hot tubs decrease your body weight by 90%, lifting most of the pressure from your body and helping reduce the strain on your joints and muscles. All while your mind drifts into a calm state of pure relaxation!

Best of all, the hot temperature of the water can help increase blood flow and improve the production of stress-fighting endorphins in as little as 20 minutes.

Looking to take a proactive approach to your stress relief? Here are some ideas to help you get started!


Believe it or not, hot tubs are quite inexpensive to run. They cost substantially less than swimming pools to install, cost significantly less for electrical, water, and chemical use, and ongoing service and maintenance is a breeze.

In fact, modern energy-efficient models can keep operational costs as low as $20 per month or less, and with parts and labor warranties of up to 5 years, all you’ll have to do is relax and enjoy.


As the name implies, hydromassage is the next-level of relaxation.

It’s also one of the biggest benefits of owning a hot tub. Equipped with jets that distribute focused streams of water and warm air, hot tubs act like your very own professional massage therapist.

The jets have nozzles of various sizes, pressures, configurations, and quantities, ranging anywhere from about 11 to 58 jets. These features are designed to target some of the most stress-prone areas of your body with varying degrees of intensity. And the best part? they can ease arthritic pain by relaxing muscles around affected joints, increasing the natural production of positive endorphins, and relieving muscle soreness.


If you’re having trouble sleeping or suffering from insomnia, then hot tubs are a welcome respite. It’s been found that incorporating a hot tub soak into your nightly routine can help you go from tossing and turning to getting sound, quality sleep.

The warm water stimulates your body’s sleep mechanisms and increases relaxation, thereby helping you fall asleep faster and putting you in a deeper sleep. The trick is to give time for your body to cool itself down between being in the hot tub and going to bed.

If you wait for between 30-60 minutes before you go to bed, chances are you’ll sleep like a baby.


Maintaining a hot tub is easier than ever! Thanks to the latest technological advances in materials and water care, a few minutes a week is all you need. Just follow the simple maintenance checklist that comes with your hot tub, and you and your family can enjoy the benefits of your hot tub for years to come! It’s so easy to maintain that you won’t feel hassled by throwing an awesome backyard party either. Check out How to Create the Ultimate Hot Tub Time Machine Party for some inspiration. 

Find Your Hot Tub at WCI Pools & Spas in Ames & Urbandale

Now that you know owning a hot tub is more cost-effective than trips to a masseuse, why not check out our installation gallery to help you decide which hot tub layout is best for you?

Need more information? WCI Pools and Spas is the number one rated Jacuzzi dealer in Des Moines and Central Iowa. Contact us today, and we’ll help you find the perfect Jacuzzi® Hot Tub for you and your family. We can also assist in other areas of backyard improvement, from finding the perfect swimming pool installation design to gathering must-have hot tub chemicals and more!

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