Distinguishing Between Hot Tubs & Spas

Hot Tub vs Spa

Spa, bath tub, hot tub, Jacuzzi etc. are terms often used interchangeably to describe bathing facilities. A hot tub is an outdoor facility filled with hot water and used by many people simultaneously, similar to a swimming pool. Meanwhile, the term “spa” is frequently used for hot tubs. Jacuzzi is another term used for hot tubs, although it is actually a globally famous brand selling spas and hot tubs. This can be confusing for people who are unsure when to use the word “spa” and when to use “hot tub”. This article aims to clarify the differences between a hot tub and a spa.

Key Takeaways

  • A hot tub is an outdoor bathing facility intended for multiple users, with water that is not changed after a single bathing session and is cleaned and sanitized in a similar way to swimming pools.
  • A spa is a method to provide relaxation to the body using water, and facilities providing these water treatments are also labeled as spa centers. Spas are often associated with salons and health resorts that offer facilities such as facials, massages, and other body and skin treatments in a relaxing atmosphere.
  • Manufacturers started to label their products as spas when they switched to materials other than wood for making bathing tubs. Spas are now made of fiberglass and plastic, and spas today are not just tubs to lie down in, as there are also seating spas and spas that have air bubbles introduced at pressure to perform a soothing and massaging action.
Dmitri Ivanov
Dmitri Ivanovhttps://whats-different.com
Dmitri Ivanov, a writer and managing editor, was educated in Canada and holds a BS in Science. Dmitri loves doing research, writing, and teaching various courses.


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