Plug N' Play or Hydrotherapy: The Choice Is Yours
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Plug n’ Play spas, also known as Plug and Play, are a great option for those looking for hydrotherapy without additional electrical requirements. So, what is a Plug n’ Play spa and what makes them different from traditional portable hot tubs? Here is all you need to know.
What Kind of Power Do You Need for a Hot Tub?
Regardless of what type of portable hot tub you choose, you’ll need a source of power to run the jets, heat the water, and more. And when it comes to powering your hot tub, you have two basic options: 120v and 240v. Most hot tubs require a 240v electrical hookup—which for most people means you have to call an electrician and have new wiring done. However, a Plug n’ play spa runs on standard 110V power, which can be plugged into most standard household power sources without the need for additional wiring.
Benefits of Plug n’ Play Spa
There are notable advantages of owning a Plug n’ Play Spa. One advantage to a 110v plug and play spa is how easy it is to get up and running; simply plug it in, fill it up, heat, and enjoy. It is also not hardwired into a permanent outside GFCI box, making it easy to move to a new location on your property should you get the urge to rearrange your backyard retreat. This is also a great feature for people who want the health and relaxation benefits of a portable spa but who rent their home and do not have the option to run new electrical wiring.
Things You Should Know
While a Plug n’ Play spa’s 110v electrical requirements can mean a lower cost of installation, it’s important to understand the difference when it comes to performance. When you choose a model equipped to plug into a regular three-pronged exterior outlet, you are opting to run a single pump at a time. This means you can heat the water – typically at a slower pace – but usually only affects the initial length of time it takes to heat the water to your ideal temperature after filling with fresh water.
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Since ancient times, people around the world have recognized the healing properties of hot water. That reality hasn’t changed, as we continue to enjoy the wealth of benefits a hot tub offers. From the healing properties of hydrotherapy to the social aspects of time with family and friends, the benefits of spa ownership are well worth the initial investment.
What Is Hydrotherapy?
One of the most popular reasons for buying a hot tub is the health and wellness benefits associated with it. Hydrotherapy is the practice of using heated water for pain relief and management—and the best hot tubs promote health and wellness with hydrotherapy.
How does it work?
Hydrotherapy in a spa is based on the winning combination of three elements: heat, buoyancy, and massage. The heat dilates blood vessels to increase blood flow to sore or damaged tissue. Buoyancy reduces body weight by 90 percent, alleviating pressure on joints and muscles. And massage performs the ultimate spa mission, relaxing muscles and relieving pressure on nerves. It also boosts circulation and accelerates the body’s natural healing process.
Benefits of Hydrotherapy Spas
- Relieving the Pain of Arthritis and Other Chronic Conditions
- Remedying Aches and Pain Naturally
- Boosting Immunity
- Reducing the Risk of Injury During Exercise
- Decreasing Stress
- Strengthening Bonds with Family and Friends
- Increasing Productivity
- Getting a Better Night’s Sleep
All spas need a source of power to run the jets, heat the water, and more. When it comes to powering your hot tub, you options: 120v and 240v. Most hot tubs require a 240v electrical hookup—which for most people means you have to call an electrician and have new wiring done. But this allows for increased water temperature for longer amounts of time, faster heating, lower long term costs, increased therapeutics, and many more.
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