Hot Tub Trends for 2006
By Terri Greene
Every time I read a magazine or website related to hot tubs and home spas, there seems to be another line of accessories available. I am truly fascinated with some of the products that have been brought to market in recent years. I purchased my hot tub only two years ago and at the time, I thought I was getting the best spa I possibly could. Until recently, I thought I had the Cadillac of Hot Tubs! Some of these new products have taught me different.
I am really interested in upgrading the lighting system in my hot tub. The system I currently have is rather simple. The light is a basic underwater spotlight with interchangeable light filters that allow you to change the color of the light being projected. I am thinking about upgrading to one of the new multi-color automated systems. I have also seen some hot tubs with fiber optics embedded in the stairs and railings. Wow!
I am quite keen on getting a stereo system installed in my spa. A friend of mine recently bought a new spa, and it came with an incredible surround sound system that was actually embedded in the shell of the tub. Apparently, one can actually feel the sound as opposed to just hearing it. Her system came with a marine-grade CD player encased in a water-resistant case. I love the idea of having music to accompany me during my nightly soak.
It seems I am not the only one who spends hours each week in the spa. The latest and greatest of the recent trends in hot tub accessories would appear to be the inclusion of large-screen LCD televisions. At a recent in-store demonstration, I was completely impressed with the simplicity and ease-of-use these televisions presented. With the click of a button on the floating, waterproof remote control, the television magically appeared from the edge of the tub. You can easily hook up your satellite or cable TV feed, and watch your favorite programs in the comfort of your hot tub. Simply amazing, I say.
If you are planning to buy a new hot tub or spa anytime soon, be sure to shop around. There are so many new options available for your new spa, and there are as many great deals to be had. Buy from a reputable dealer, and be sure to do a wet test! I would suggest buying the best tub you can afford, and try to get all of the options you will need to make your hot tub experience the best it can be. Happy Splashing!
About The Author
Terri Greene spends much of her time soaking in her favorite hot tub. When she is not telling her friends about the last hot tub party, she is threatening to sue them if the pictures end up on the internet. In her spare time, she writes for hottubsandhomespas.com - a resource for anyone interested in Nordic Hot Tubs (http://www.hottubsandhomespas.com/hot-tubs/nordic-hot-tubs.aspx), Catalina Spas (http://www.hottubsandhomespas.com/hot-tubs/catalina-spas.aspx), Coleman Hot Tubs (http://www.hottubsandhomespas.com/hot-tubs/coleman-spas.aspx) and more.