Yet I’d second that stinging rebuke for anyone who tried to imply that a jetted bathtub has the therapeutic benefits equal to those of a hot tub: I’ve relaxed in hot tubs. I know hot tubs. Hot tubs are a necessity of
A simple spa fits snugly on this wooden deck, where bathers can enjoy the ocean view. Before installing a spa on a deck, make sure that the deck is designed to accomodate the weight of the spa including the water and the bathers.
mine. Jetted bath, you are no hot tub. Most jetted baths aren’t as deep as hot tubs, nor do they provide sufficient jet action. Unlike hot tubs, most jetted baths must be drained after each use because they don’t have a system for filtering or sanitizing the water. Plus, they are rarely big enough for more than one adult to comfortably bathe. Where’s the party in that?
Like I said, technological advances are occurring, and it won’t be many years before the jetted tub is revolutionized to compete more directly with hot tubs. Until that day, however, this section of the book deals solely with hot tubs … er … um … or spas.