According to news reports, hot tub sales and rentals are booming as families get used to the fact that this year’s holidays are likely to stay firmly on home ground. As some hot tub suppliers report sales increases of up to 200%, we look at the growing trend for the garden jacuzzi, and why so many people are turning to garden hot tubs when looking for things to do in summer at home.
One of the main reasons for the rise in sales of the garden hot tub UK wide, according to industry commentary, is that people have more disposable income because they are not going on holiday. Yet they still want that holiday feeling, and are turning to the garden jacuzzi to create the perfect staycation at home.In place of going to hotels, people are attempting to recreate that spa feeling in the convenience of their own back garden. Attitudes and priorities have changed, and the comforts of home have risen to the fore.
Why are so many people buying a garden jacuzzi tub during lockdown?
A lot of people are turning to hot tubs for therapeutic and health benefits, as well as the social side. Hot tubs offer a variety of mental and physical health benefits, including easing muscle pain, alleviating stress, improving heart and circulatory health, lowering blood pressure, aiding sleep and boosting self-esteem and confidence.
Studies show that diabetes sufferers taking regular spa baths can lower their glucose and blood sugar levels, and that regular use of a garden jacuzzi can help to a certain extent with weight loss.
Hydrotherapy – the use of warm water to treat certain health conditions such as arthritis – is used to ease discomfort in the body, to enhance relaxation and promote general well-being. Therapeutic hot tubs combine warm water and powerful spa jets to massage the body, whilst the buoyancy of the water aids relaxation and eases tension.
Aside from the health benefits, there are also social reasons why the garden jacuzzi tub has become so popular. Where people have been prevented from going out, they have been creating their own social scenes at home, celebrating birthdays, anniversaries and other special occasions in the garden.
UK trade association for the hot tub industry, the British and Irish Spa and Hot Tub Association (BISHTA), says that many of its members are reporting sales growth during the pandemic.
The association says that there has been a surge in demand for certain types of hot tubs, with some of their members reporting a 400% increase in sales during the pandemic.
According to a BISHTA spokesperson, internet searches for hot tubs increased by over 650 per cent in 2020 as people sought fun things to do in summer at home, looking for alternatives to the usual family holiday.
The association also commented that Brexit and COVID-19 had a positive effect on the hot tub industry as people invest more in their home lifestyles. “People are now focused on creating beautiful gardens and staycation-style improvements to create an ‘everydaycation experience’,” they said.
The garden jacuzzi industry looks set to continue to boom as post-lockdown life takes time to get back to normal, with holidays still largely off limits.
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