Most criminals know to steal small items like jewelry and handbags from stores — they’re easier to carry away, and easier to conceal. One thief, however, was perhaps truly desperate for the heated relief a hot tub provides. According to NY Daily News, a man in Denver managed to steal a 500-pound hot tub from a local store. The man, who was recorded on surveillance footage, poured out 250 gallons of water before taking off with the $5,000 hot tub.
Hopefully, the business owner will see his pool returned. In the meantime, your best bet for getting a hot tub — also known as swim spas — will be to actually purchase one. Not only is this wise for avoiding arrest, but you’ll also get valuable advice about how to properly maintain your hot tub. Here are a few important facts you should know about owning one.
Are Hot Tubs and Spas Dangerous?
No, not any more so than a pool for the most part. You need to exercise good judgment, though. Because it is a warm, moist environment, disease can spread in a hot tub if chemicals and pH levels are not properly attended to. Drowning is a risk and due diligence should be observed if there are small children nearby. The heat from a hot tub can be dehydrating, which is why alcohol is not always a good mix for long soaks.
Does Price Really Correspond to Quality?
How much do hot tubs cost? The price is determined by several factors. Not surprisingly, the bigger the tub, the higher the cost. Two person hot tubs for sale are going to be less expensive than a party-size tub. Hot tubs and spas with more “bells and whistles” like different seating options, an increased number of jets, etc. will also cost more. Sometimes the price is also about quality of materials, which is important if you want a lasting product. Not to mention that better insulation might cost more, but save you money on heating bills.
Can Hot Tubs and Spas Help With Health Problems?
Many people report relief from pains and aches thanks to their hot tub. Though it’s not a guaranteed cure for anything, there are known benefits to relaxing in hot water. Water’s buoyancy can take pressure off joints, and warmth can help relieve pain. Steam from the water can also act as a decongestant for sinus pressure. Some medical studies have indicated that relaxing in a hot tub for at least 20 minutes can help reduce blood sugar levels and even the risk of stroke.
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