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Better living through a hot tub or spa In Lewisville & Flower Mound

Posted on March 3, 2011

Hot tubs and spas are continuing to enjoy popularity for the various health benefits of using them. The terms “hot tub” and “spa” today are interchangeable, although hot tubs came first. Originally introduced in the 1960s, the hot tub was simply a wooden tub for one or two bathers, and held hot water but did not have any kind of seating or jets. Over the years they have evolved to have molded fiberglass shells and many of the features that we take for granted today, like jets and filters. The term “hot tubbing” can actually mean either type of tub.

People commonly associate hot tubs with relaxation, but there are actually many proven health benefits to using hot tubs. Soaking in a spa can help relax muscles and improve circulation after a hard workout, so the athlete feels less pain the following day. Spas can also be helpful with managing certain medical conditions, such as diabetes, arthritis, or fibromyalgia.

Adding a hot tub to your home is a great way to add value to your property, although it is usually a good idea to not attempt the installation yourself. Prior to hot tub installation, you will need to outfit the electrical system in the bathroom so it is capable of handling the hot tub. Hot tub electrical systems normally run on 220 or 240 volts, much more than the average 120-volt home outlet. Because of the amount of electricity used, it is also a good idea to install a direct circuit for the hot tub. Light It Up Electric will be glad to assist you with this, as well as your hot tub hook up when your new spa arrives. We have over 10 years of experience with homes in Lewisville and Flower Mound, as well as other surrounding cities. Give us a call or email us at lightitupelect@aol.com to make an appointment for a free estimate.