We tell you all you need to know about hot tubs

We tell you all you need to know about hot tubs

A hot tub is quite literally a “warm bath”. The main characteristic of this warm bath is that it is an outdoor pool, and the water is heated by  an internal or external wood stove. The traditional hot tub is round and has benches where you can sit comfortably. The charm of the hot tub is its natural appearance and nostalgic, authentic design, with only a wood stove as a heating element. In this blog post, we take you through the history of the hot tub and how it works. Do you want to know the difference between a spa and a Jacuzzi®? With this post, you’ll learn everything you need to know about hot tubs in about two minutes! Hot Tubs! 

The history of the relaxing effect of hot water

Funnily enough, in the past, baths were used not so much for washing but for relaxation.  During the Roman Empire, people could relax in warm baths in the well-known bathhouses. Early on, the Japanese also discovered hot water’s beneficial and relaxing effect. Their hot tub was called an “ofuro”. Ofuros were often found in the gardens of Japanese families. Scandinavian countries and other areas close to the North Pole are blessed with many natural hot springs, so they started making hot tubs to create a similar experience close to home.

How does a hot tub work?

So, you have a hot tub in your backyard. How does it work? Keep in mind that it takes a while for the water in your hot tub to get warm. After all, the bath is outside and must be heated. When you start heating it, the water in the tub will be at a comfortable temperature after one to two hours. This, of course, depends on the size of the bath and the power of the stove. How long does the water last? If you don’t use any cleaning agents in the water, you can keep using the water for up to a week before you need to change it. But there are also cleaning agents with which you can purify the water and thus continue to use it for longer.  

What is the difference between a Jacuzzi® and a spa?

The Jacuzzi® was invented by the Jacuzzi® brothers. When people talk about a Jacuzzi®, they mean a spa bath with massage jets. A spa bath is the same as a Jacuzzi®, but the Jacuzzi® brand has become so famous that people often call all spa baths a Jacuzzi®. The hot tub is the forerunner of the spa bath. You can distinguish a hot tub because it does not have a water pump for massage jets, and the energy source for the hot tub is a heater. Although, nowadays, there are also hot tubs that are electrically heated. Are you going for the authentic, original hot tub? Then a wood stove is essential!