Financial Benefits of Purchasing a Hot Tub

Jan 24, 11 • General InterestNo CommentsRead More »

After a long, hard day of work, many people enjoy hot tubs to rest, relax and reduce stress. Good health is so essential to a high quality of life that a cost benefit analysis of purchasing a hot tub reveals numerous financial advantages that can be achieved:

1) therapeutic treatment,

2) preventative health care,

3) tax deduction, and

4) property value increase.

Therapeutic Treatment

A hot tub is fun, romantic and exciting for all age groups. Most people don’t take care of every part of their body. When they sit down in a jacuzzi, the soothing jet bubbles tickle their skin and massages their sore muscles from head to toe. People just feel better when sitting in a hot tub.

Hot tubs have many therapeutic uses. These are the main health benefits:

  • Water
  • Temperature
  • Massage jets

hot tub therapy

Water can treat dry skin, painful joints and ailments by providing moisture and buoyancy. Water naturally cleanses the body so that pores can breathe more freely. “Hydrotherapy” is used by many physical therapists because water’s natural buoyancy can reduce the stress on the patient’s joints. Patients can gradually rebuild muscles by moving through water.

Humidifiers are used to clear out nasal, throat and lung passages. This is good for people with asthma. A soothing hot tub is a natural humidifier. Alternating cold ice with a hot tub soak can treat sore muscles and injuries. The hot tub’s temperature can be used as part of the natural healing process.

Many types of massaging jets – swirl, whirlpool and pillow – can target different parts of the body. Strong streams of water soothe aching muscles. Movable jets can also be installed for flexible jet therapy.

Preventative Health Care

A hot tub dilates your blood vessels, increasing your circulation and the growth of white blood cells. It can also help you perspire out bad toxins. A hot tub helps relieve painful aches before they become a serious problem.

Health care costs are extremely high. If a hot tub prevents illnesses, injuries or diseases, then it could result in significant health care savings. A hot tub can be used as a medical treatment for medical conditions.

When the hot tub is kneading your muscles, you will gradually feel drowsy. A hot tub can help you sleep naturally so you can reduce your prescription drug bills.

Tax Deduction

If used for medical care, a hot tub purchase can be used as a tax deduction (in both Canada and the United States). If the expenses paid for a hot tub are used for the “diagnosis, cure, mitigation, treatment, or prevention of disease,” then they may be deducted from taxes. This can pay for a large proportion of the cost of the hot tub.

Increase Property Value

Another financial benefit of purchasing a hot tub is the increase in the value of the property. When there are so many properties available on the market, a jacuzzi stands out. A property with a hot tub receives more inquiries according to real estate agents.

This guest post was contributed by Jane Sanders from For more financial management tips, read her latest article on choosing the best debt management program.