6 Hot Tub Accessories That Ain’t Just for Looks
Listen up, y’all! There are many fun hot tub accessories on the market designed for entertainment and ambiance. While these are great, and lots of fun, we also know it’s important to think about safety and usability as well. Our experience has taught us that the easier your home spa is to use, the more likely you are to enjoy all its benefits. Let’s take a look at our 6 favorite hot tub accessories that ain’t just for looks!
Steps: An Oldie but a Goodie
The first consideration in hot tub safety should be to ensure that you and your guests are able to enter and exit the spa without risk of injury. We know that many of our customers use hydrotherapy to treat sports injuries, arthritis, or improve range of motion. With many hot tub cabinets being up to 3’ high, using high-quality steps is very important. We carry a wide variety of hot tub steps which are both practical and attractive. All of our steps are water-resistant and non-slip to further reduce accidental falls.
Handrails: You Know you Love ‘Em
Handrails are yet another option to enhance safety when entering or exiting the hot tub. Installing one or two handrails provides additional support and balance. This is extremely helpful for older adults and children. While handrails come in a variety of sizes, designs, and prices, we recommend models which swing in and out. Swinging models provide support while getting in and getting out of the spa.
Covers: Keep a Lid on It
A high-quality spa cover is essential to protecting your hot tub and promoting energy efficiency. It is also an important safety feature. Always keep your spa covered when not in use. This prevents both animals and children from falling into the hot tub accidentally. A locking spa cover also discourages uninvited guests from entering the hot tub.
Cover Lifters: Ain’t Nobody got Time for That
Moving a hot tub cover can be difficult for one person, especially if it’s wet. Spas are for resting and relaxing, not heavy lifting! Cover lifters make removing and replacing a heavy hot tub cover a cinch. Installing a cover lifter will both extend the life of your spa cover and reduce your risk of injury. Most cover lifters attach to the hot tub’s shell and are quite simple to operate. The cover lifter keeps the cover off the ground, and some models even fold up to create a privacy screen while you soak. We advise choosing a cover lifter that is designed specifically for your spa model.
Decking: Like Stairs but Fancier
If you’re looking for an even easier way to enter your hot tub, consider installing decking. Building a deck around your home spa makes it easy to get in and out without having to climb stairs. This option does require more time and expense, but it can be a lovely addition to your outdoor living space. Hot Spring® even offers a personalized deck design tool. Check it out for inspiration!
Lighting: Never Underestimate the Power of Good Lighting
Good exterior lighting is a must. Soaking in a hot tub in the evening relieves stress from the day and improves sleep. However, inadequate lighting can cause slips and falls in the dark. Keep yourself and other hot tubbers safe by checking for dark areas in need of additional lighting. We also recommend looking for a handrail that comes equipped with a battery-powered light.
Call our trusted team of professionals today if you have any questions. We carry a full line of hot tub accessories designed with an eye to safety. We strive to make spa ownership easy and enjoyable! At Backyard Oasis, we believe hot tubs should be your own private haven of rest and relaxation.