How To Make A Hot Tub The Focus Of Your Outdoor Living Space

How To Make A Hot Tub The Focus Of Your Outdoor Living Space

13 New Ways to Make a Splash With a Hot Tub

Check out the modern options and custom features that are making outdoor spa tubs hot again

From Houzz

Believe it or not, for most of the country that experiences seasonality, hot tubs can actually provide more valuable recreation and relaxation than an inground swimming pool.  Who doesn’t love dipping into super-heated water when the ambient fall air temperature is hovering below 50 degrees fahrenheit?  How refreshing!  As this post from Houzz points out, modern designs and amenities with hot tubs facilitates making them the focal point of an entire outdoor living space.  It may be time to re-think your landscape space allocations to accommodate a hot tub design, and all the amenities that go with it.

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When the weather is chilly and the snow has been falling, there are few better places to be than in a toasty hot tub. Although they’ve always had their fans, spas have come a long way and can now accommodate almost every special request. Looking to target a specific ache or pain? Some hot tubs have programmable seats that focus on individual muscle groups. Want to get a workout? Swim spas are the new thing, and they’re just the right size for high-resistance exercise.

Entertainment fanatics have something to enjoy, too: Many hot tubs now come equipped with large flat-screen TVs and surround sound — for a pretty penny, of course. And designers are always coming up with new ways to tailor outdoor hot tubs to their clients’ dreams of the perfect backyard retreat.

While store-bought hot tubs are well stocked with extra features, true customization can make one even more heavenly. At Red Rock Contractors and Red Rock Pools and Spas, co-owner Rick Chafey says clients are individually measured to ensure appropriately shaped seating and the right jet placement. Clients can even pinpoint their jet preferences. The personalization doesn’t end there. With a customized hot tub, you can pick out your material; natural, neutral materials, such as stone or even polished concrete, are popular options, as is colored glass tile, if you’re looking for a more dramatic, high-end look.

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