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Hot Tub History HighlightsAndy Inman @ 2016-04-07 10:25:39 -0700
The history of the modern day hot tub or spa is unknown to many people. Often seen as a luxury type device, it actually started out as a medical tool. Today it serves many purposes including therapy, relaxation, and recreation.
Modern Hot Tub Development
Around the turn of the 20th century, seven Italian brothers made their way to the United States and decided to make their name in the aircraft manufacturing field. One of the brothers found another use for the aircraft parts when he installed a pump in his bath tub at home to create whirlpool treatments for his young son who suffered from rheumatoid arthritis. Throughout the next 25 years, his idea developed and caught on and the Jacuzzi brothers name became well-known.
Ancient civilizations were some of the first to discover the health benefits of warm baths. In Japan, soaking baths were part of the Buddhist culture. Natural hot springs were utilized to help maintain purity of body and spirit. In Ancient Rome, public baths were all the rage. These bathhouses were available to all citizens. They were slightly different than modern spas as they didn't have hot tub covers but it's the idea that counts! Emperors gained popularity by making this practice available to his people.
The Dark Ages brought about a decline in the popularity of public bathing as the religious leaders at the time in Europe frowned upon the idea. Over time, the practice regained steam and people traveled from near and far to places like Bath, England to get a healthy soak at the natural hot springs.
Hot tubs have come a long way throughout the years. From simple soaks to luxury units containing multiple jets, these therapeutic devices have brought many benefits to people. Whether its a relaxing soak to ease muscle tension or a prescribed therapy to help with diabetes symptoms, spas can provide convenient in-home treatment for all kinds of ailments. Who knew that repurposed aircraft parts could lead to one of the most beloved relaxation/therapy items of our modern time?
It is easy for a website to claim they have the best quality but at MySpaCover we guarantee it. We utilize only the highest quality materials and the most sophisticated processes to offer the best covers available online. Here is how our covers compare to the competition:
Our heavy-duty handles come standard and are double stitched using marine grade vinyl to ensure the highest durability and most attractive aesthetics.
Our standard straps are double stitched and are also produced with marine-grade vinyl.
We double stitch every seam and hinge to ensure your spa cover can be used for years to come.
Their cheap handles are more prone to wear and tear and are known to rip off within the first two years plus the appearance speaks for itself.
Our competition uses low-quality straps that are prone to breakage and often times do not match the color of the spa cover.
Their use of single stitching and exposed shells can ultimately cause cracking and heat loss, costing you more on your electric bill.
The underside of a spa cover is often overlooked. However, this is the material that is in constant contact with high temperatures and the chemicals in your spa. The life of your spa cover depends on a high-quality spa underside. We don’t cut corners like the other guys so you can trust that our 6 mil plastic wrap is vapor sealed to the core and will keep the heat out.
MySpaCover utilizes an 11oz PVC coated poly that, after years of rigorous testing, has proven to be the best possible material to withstand constant high temperates and chemical exposure.
Beware of mesh bottoms used by competitors as this type of material is meant to cut costs and is prone to failure.