Spa pool owners who suffer from aches and pains, whether from health issues, injuries or athletic pursuits, may find temporary relief through their spa's soothing, therapeutic jets. Spa pools may also provide temporary relief of pain associated with arthritis.
But concerns around getting in and out of a spa pool safely can prevent some people from even considering a home spa, particularly if they are unaware of the many therapeutic benefits of even a 20-minute spa pool soak.
By choosing the right spa pool and accessories, those who suffer from chronic pain or who have impaired physical ability can enjoy all these benefits from the comfort of a spa pool designed with safety in mind. Read on to find out how.
Spa pool safety innovations
It's easy to understand why some people might worry about getting in and out of a spa pool safely. Some home spas are almost one metre, which can present a challenge to those with a limited range of motion, balance problems, or who suffer from pain during movement.
But a high-quality spa pool is meant to provide a relaxing, healing and luxurious experience, not an intimidating one. To this end, Hot Spring has designed innovative spa accessories so that a home spa pool can be enjoyed safely. Here are three of the best.
1. Spa pool steps
Placing durable, high-quality spa pool steps at the entrance to your spa reduces the chance of accidents occurring as you get in and out. Today's non-slip, water- and weather-resistant steps are subtle, beautiful and made of strong materials that can hold up to 140kg. They also come in a variety of styles and colours to complement the look of your spa.
2. Spa-side handrail
By attaching one or two handrails to your spa pool you give yourself something sturdy to hang onto. These handrails feature a base plate that slips under the spa pool cabinet, offering stability and support. Made from high-quality materials, the handrail swings in and out of the spa, locking in place to make it even easier to enter and exit the water. Choose a handrail with a battery-powered LED light and you can safely enjoy your spa at night, too.
3. Cover lifters
Cover lifters take the weight of your spa pool's cover off your shoulders! Attached to the body of the spa, a cover lifter uses clever mechanics to help you remove and replace your heavy spa cover with very little effort. Cover lifters combine pneumatic springs and sliding tracks with balance and leverage to make accessing your spa easy – there’s no need to find a friend, and you’ll barely have to push! Quality cover lifters are simple, durable and fitted to match specific spa pool models.
Your spa pool should be a source of enjoyment and relaxation, not intimidation. Many options exist that allow you to experience the relief and healing properties of a spa right in your own backyard. Talk to your local dealer for advice on the right options for you.