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are hot tubs good for you

Are hot tubs good for you?

You may have heard about some of the health and wellbeing benefits of immersion in water. But are hot tubs good for you?

When and how should you use them? We give you the lowdown on how to use hot tubs for optimum health benefits.

Exercise & yoga

If you fancy boosting the wellbeing benefits of using a hot tub, then why not try some simple exercises or yoga during bathing? Stretching and strengthening muscles are both great ways to build core strength and help you retain good posture. Exercises may be particularly beneficial to the elderly or those sat at a desk on a daily basis, helping to restore posture.

Tired & stiff joints or muscles

If you’re feeling a little creaky or you’ve been training hard, your joints or muscles may feel like they need a little TLC. The calming and soothing effects of warm water will really help with these niggles, providing medication-free relief. Similarly, if you have a condition such as arthritis, then the warm water and jets in a hot tub will boost circulation, offering some respite from symptoms.

Use in short bursts

One instance where a hot tub may not be good for you is if you stay in for too long. As the water is usually slightly warmer than body temperature, hot tubs raise your core body temperature. Staying in for too long could make you feel woozy, nauseous or faint. It’s recommended to stay in for 15 – 20 minutes at a time and ensure you drink plenty of fluids to keep hydrated whilst bathing.

Good for your mental wellbeing too

What better way to switch off at the end of a long day that with a good soak? Bathing in a hot tub allows you time to think, focus or perhaps enjoy a spot of meditation. As the warm water raises body temperature, bathing in the evening can aid sleep, which in turn will help with your overall wellbeing.

When to seek professional advice

Occasionally, a hot tub may not be suitable for an individual. It’s always best to check with your doctor if you suffer from high blood pressure or you may be pregnant.

Potential issues

You may have heard stories of skin complaints, Legionnaires disease and other nasties that can be associated with bathing in a hot tub. All these problems can be completely avoided with correct chemical balance, regular filter cleaning and draining a hot tub on a regular basis after high usage. Hydropool hot tubs are so easy to maintain. If in doubt, Yorkshire Hot Tubs are on hand to service your hot tub so you can sit back, and bathe worry-free.

If you would like more information on our range of tubs, then please browse our range.

10 year birthday

Happy birthday to us! We’re celebrating 10 years of YHT

This week, YHT are delighted to celebrate 10 years in business!

Why not grab a cuppa and have a read of our history, developments and achievements over the last decade?

To celebrate, we also have some great special offers available throughout this week.

Our humble beginnings

Back in 2010 whilst volcanic ash suspended flights, Instagram was in its infancy and the iPad had just been released, Yorkshire Hot Tubs was born. We opened the doors of our showroom on 4th March 2010 in the height of the recession. Founded by 5 friends with a love of hot tubs, we scoured the hot tub market to find the right brand to bring to the good people of Yorkshire. After substantial research (and a lot of wet testing!) we decided that there was a gap in the market for a high-end product and decided to bring the luxury Canadian brand Hydropool, the World’s only Self-Cleaning Hot Tubs and Swim Spas to the spa town of Ilkley.

The #1 place to find luxury

In the last 10 years, Yorkshire Hot Tubs have grown from strength to strength. We’ve grafted to carve out a niche market in the area to become the number one choice for those seeking ultimate at-home relaxation.

Award-winning service

Back in 2011 when we won the award for Best New Retailer, to our success winning the Hydropool Marketing Excellence Award in 2019, we have continued to offer honest, practical advice and stand apart from the competition. Since opening, we’ve won 13 prestigious Hydropool awards.

  • Hydropool SILVER Award 2010 & 2011 recognising excellence in Marketing, Sales and Customer Service
  • Hydropool NEW RETAILER OF THE YEAR 2011
  • Hydropool GOLD Award 2012, 2013, 2014 recognising excellence in Marketing, Sales and Customer Service
  • Hydropool Most Improved Dealer 2013
  • Hydropool PLATINUM Award 2019, 2018, 2017, 2016 & 2015 recognising excellence in Marketing, Sales and Customer Service

Continuing to improve our service

2018 was a big year for Team YHT. We launched a brand-new website in the summer to help enhance enquiries, increase online presence and provide easier access to chemicals and filter sales online. We also opened a secondary showroom, specifically for swim spa sales, to support the growth of the swim spa market throughout the UK. As Yorkshire’s only dedicated swim spa showroom, we offer wet testing as well as practical advice on design, installation and maintenance of this very special product.

Never failing to accept a challenge

Installations in Yorkshire are always a challenge, but we have never failed! Uphill, down dale, city centre penthouse suites, through fields (saying hi to the sheep as we go), over walls, over hedges, over houses… we’ve even travelled as far as Orkney and the French Alps to deliver the luxury of Hydropool to our customers!

Proudly supporting local events

We’re very proud support the Great Yorkshire Show; the greatest show on turf! We have exhibited at this major event for the last 7 years and look forward to attending again this year. We’re also regular exhibitors at the Harrogate Flower Shows in Spring and Autumn.

Luxury available to all

Since opening, we’ve helped countless people realise their dream of owning a hot tub. From holiday cottages to private homes, our Hydropool hot tubs and swim spas continue to provide a luxurious environment for relaxation, therapy and fun to all.

Let the celebrations begin!

To celebrate our 10 year anniversary, throughout this week until Sunday 8th March we’re offering fantastic savings on all in-stock hot tubs and swim spas. There are also great savings available on products in our online shop. Simply use the coupon code ‘birthday15’ at the checkout to claim your discount.

Plus, anyone who comes to visit us is welcome to don their trunks and try the hot tubs and swim spas out for themselves. Why not enjoy a glass of fizz and start the journey to creating your very own backyard oasis? We look forward to seeing you soon.

what is a self cleaning hot tub

What is a Self-Cleaning Hot Tub?

And why do you need one?

If you’ve been shopping around for a hot tub, you may have come across several different brands, all promising differing specifications, quality and price. There are many household names you’ll have come across all with special features to entice you to buy.

One brand you may have heard of is Hydropool. A unique feature of the majority of Hydropool’s’ tubs and swim spas is the exclusive ‘Self-Cleaning’ function. Designed to make your life as a hot tub owner easier, the Self-Cleaning function has so many benefits, which we run through in this blog.

Cleans 100% of the water in just 15 minutes

Hydropool Self Cleaning hot tubs have excellent filtration systems. One great feature is that 100% of the water passes through smaller filters 8 times in 2 hours. The regular filtration reduces pressure on the main filter and gives you confidence that the water is continually cleaned. The filters are easy to access and the core filter contains Microban to further preserve its life.

Integral floor vacuum

When you drain your hot tub, you’re bound to have residue on the hot tub floor that’ll need removing before you refill. With a Hydropool Self Cleaning hot tub there is an integral floor vacuum to save you valuable time and hassle. This integral feature removes the need to ever vacuum the hot tub floor and eliminates even the heavier dirt and grit from the floor.

High Flow Filter Surface Skimmer

This clever filter removes the heavier debris from entering the filter by skimming off larger residue. It also removes oils and floating debris that are too large to pass through the smaller filters. This prevents clogging of the pipes and filters.

Surface filtration from the jets

Strategically positioned jets and seating design ensure that the flow of water pushes all debris towards the high flow surface skimmer. This filtration boosts the efficiency of the Self-Cleaning system.

Fully customise your water care system

With Hydropool’s Self-Cleaning hot tubs you have the option to customise your chemical system. Choose from the HydroClear PureWater system, PurEssence and EZCare, all of which give you the most efficient hot tub cleaning system in the world. UV and Ozone water treatments are teamed with the Self-Cleaning features mentioned above to remove 90% of water contaminants.

Saving you time and worry

Another great feature of a Self-Cleaning hot tub is the worry-free indicator. It notifies when the tub is on Self-Cleaning mode and reassures your family and friends that the tub is in operation.

We think that the Self-Cleaning hot tub models offer you the best low maintenance hot tub on the market. If you need any further information or would like to wet test one of our models, please contact us.