Not all homes in the United States have a hot tub. Aside from the costs to have one installed, there are the costs of maintenance and upkeep as well as the increased electricity and water utility costs to use it.
This may be one of the reasons why only 6.3 percent of homeowners who do not own a hot tub at home choose not to have it as they don’t consider it an investment, according to PR Newswire. But contrary to popular belief, a hot tub can provide plenty of benefits for the household. Here are five benefits that can persuade you and your household to invest in a hot tub.
Real Estate Value
Not all hot tubs can drive up property value. A portable hot tub, for example, is simply considered personal equipment that won’t really affect your property value. On the other hand, hot tubs that are actually built into the ground can increase property value by as much as 50 percent.
This is assuming you’ve also developed the rest of your yard and added visually appealing fixtures to complement your hot tub like an in-ground pool or landscaping.
If you’re experiencing difficulties sleeping through the night or just getting a good night’s rest, having a hot tub to take a dip in before going to bed can improve your sleep quality.
PR Newswire found that the most popular time hot tub owners use their hot tub is before bedtime. Around 44.7 percent of owners use a hot tub before going to bed, and around a third of all hot tub owner respondents found that owning a hot tub has provided them with better sleep.
Improve Blood Flow
A hot tub’s water can boost your core temperature and can result in getting your blood flowing faster, which can lead to your blood sending out oxygen and nutrients to parts of your body faster. This is good for people who have certain underlying conditions who can benefit from occasionally using their hot tub.
Reduced Vacation Costs
One reason some homeowners are hesitant about installing a hot tub is the added costs that come with running a hot tub. But as we’re entering the summer season, having a hot tub can reduce the need for households to go on vacations to beat the heat.
The average American person spends $1,979 on summer vacation trips. By having a hot tub in the backyard, it’s easy to plan staycations and quality time with the family in the comfort of your own home.
If you’re practicing a healthy lifestyle and combined with a nutritious diet and regular exercise, a daily 15-minute soak in your hot tub can help you lose weight. On its own, it might take you months before you can lose a pound of fat. But if you’re set on living a healthier lifestyle and practice dieting and exercise, soaking in a hot tub can help you see noticeable results much faster.
Don’t think of hot tubs simply as an unnecessary cost. Instead, see if the benefits of owning a hot tub can benefit you and your household, making it a valuable investment for your property, finances, and well-being.