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The Pros and Cons of Hot Tubs vs. Pools

Are you trying to decide between investing in a pool or hot tub?  We’d love it if you opt for both, but if that seems like a big ask, if it comes down to only one or the other, the following list of pros and cons may help you decide. Fair warning — choosing won’t be easy!


Pro: Cool Water, Hot Summer.
There’s simply nothing that can compete with the feeling of dipping into cool water on a sizzling-hot summer day. No amount of popsicles or personal fans can compete with that euphoric feeling.

Pro: Kid-Friendly.
Tell your kids that you’re getting a new pool and you’ll notice giant grins instantly forming on their faces. Help your kids be kids and give them a childhood they’ll never forget.

Pro: Pure Fun.
Hot tubs are relaxing, but swimming pools are pure fun. From Marco Polo and underwater capture-the-flag to diving contests and water polo, there’s no shortage of fun to be had in your new home pool.

Pro: Exercise.
Are you looking to lose weight, gain muscle strength, or improve your stamina? Swimming laps or practicing low-impact exercises underwater are enjoyable and effective ways to do all of the above.

Pro & Con: Size.
Depending on both the size of your backyard and your budget, your pool can be as big or small as you want it. Large pools are fantastic for swimming in and can fit whole crowds of people, but you’ll need a fair bit of space!

Con: Cost.
If you want to install a pool, it’s going to cost you — especially if you factor in landscaping costs; fences, decks, etc…

Con: Maintenance.
Owning a home pool requires some daily grunt-work, while larger seasonal maintenance tasks are needed to keep it clean and safe. If this isn’t up your alley, Purewater’s pool maintenance service professionals would be happy to put their expertise to work on your behalf.

Hot Tub

Pro: Hydrotherapy.
Hot water improves circulation, reduces joint pain, and relieves muscle soreness. If you own a hot tub, you can alleviate pain and sleep better every night.

Pro: Relaxation.
Oftentimes after a long day, all you want to do is sit back and relax. The warm bubbling water of your hot tub helps you do precisely that, as it creates a calming and smoothing effect.

Pro: Less Maintenance.
Compared with a home pool, a hot tub requires a lot less maintenance. Spend more time relaxing, and less time working!

Pro: Cost.
Compared to home pools, hot tubs come in at more affordable price points. From the most basic models to the Lamborghinis, Purewater hot tubs can be fitted with built-in entertainment systems, dazzling LED lighting, and seating for a football team.  Compared to a swimming pool they’re all reasonably priced.

Pro: Romantic.
A hot tub is a perfect place to curl up with your partner and share a romantic evening under the stars. Share these intimate times together, and you’ll never lose that spark!

Pro & Con: Size.
Even the most massive hot tubs can’t compete in size with a home pool. However, their compact nature means even the smallest backyards have enough room for a Purewater hot tub.

We hope that now you’ll have an easier time deciding whether to purchase a Purewater hot tub, invest in the installation of a pool, or start house hunting for a home with a backyard pool. Feel free to visit us in-store, and we can provide you with any information you need to help you make the right choice for you!

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