Considered to be one of the most popular ancient traditions, the hot bath springs plenty of interest and debate. Dating back to the Roman as well as the Greek period, the hot bath was a lively source of social gathering for a number of different citizens. On the other hand, marriages in hot tubs were also de rigueur at the time and an integral part of the great Roman culture.
With a wide variety of parks or beautifully manicured gardens a hot tub was usually built around a square or even in a garden. This aspect is still just as popular in today’s society though the technology has certainly evolved. The passion for hot tubs or baths even spread as far as ancient Bath in the heart of the United Kingdom where to this day it is one of the most renowned places of interest.
Fast forward to today and according to a recent survey, nearly 20% of British homes have a hot tub or outside spa installed in their own abodes. They have gained plenty of interest over a recent period as many home owners aim to show off their riches on the outside of their properties.
Whether you want a genuine feel for those other type of bubbles apart from champagne, not to mention the ridiculously warm water, check out below some of the most expensive hot tubs available.
10 Hera 2 Seater Hot Tub: $3,300
Coming in at a little over $3,000 the Hera hot tub is great for couples. These feature an artificial wood border and steps made from the finest oak. They contain a special Garoeda LCD Display system which has a state of the art touch screen control system with several menu selections to choose from. Other special aspects include a special high density foam that will keep the shell base warm and enables the heat to circulate easily within the actual hot tub.
9 Zeus Hot Tub: $4,300
The Zeus Hot Tub is understated but nonetheless a real contender in the hot tub stakes. Priced at just over $4,000, it has a high density foam insulation layer so the water stays absurdly warm. It has a foot massage as well as a neck massage bay and 17 hydrotherapy jets. With a special programme filtration and two speakers you can lie around until the sun goes down.
8 Escape Spa Hot Tub: $6,800
There's no better feeling than jumping in and sinking right down to the bottom of your own hot tub. Take the stress out of everything with the Escape Hot Tub priced at $6,800. You can take advantage of soft lighting and lots of massaging jets to aid relaxation. The aromatherapy fragrances will also assist in helping you unwind and allow you to create the ideal ambiance. Generous mists of air will engulf the tub as you find new ways to de-stress. It offers more than 80 single powerful jets with space for up to seven people. The radio and pop up speakers enables you to put on your favourite tunes with a separate 15 inch screen and DVD system. It is available in three different colours and will last in spite of the sunlight.
7 Royal A909 Whirlpool Bathtub: $12,000
The Royal A909 has a sophisticated design which won’t look out of place in many affluent homes. This massage bathtub will definitely make bath time fun with a wide range of gadgets and gizmos such as eight air jets an FM radio system and two personal speakers. Priced at around $12,000, you really get what you pay for with unique overhead lighting and hands free telephone system.
6 Jacuzzi J-480: $14,000
This is a hot tub, but not as you know it. The J-480 model is a leading product in its own right and belongs to one of the J-400 designer collections. Made from an innovative TriFusion System, this particular model enjoys an incredible strength which makes it up to nine more robust than normal hot tub shells. Other functions that will blow you away include a waterfall, a water purification system and a bespoke control system. This will allow you to control the CD player, sound system, IPod dock heating temperature and lights.
5 Hot Tug: $21,000
Priced at more than $20,000 the Hot Tug is not only a wood encased tub but it doubles up as a tugboat as you have never seen it before. Designed by Dutchman Frank de Bruijn it features glass fiber and reinforced polyester. Bathe under the stars in your very own hot tub which comes complete with a drive system and boasts a 2.4KW motor. It has space for up to eight people and has a total amount of more than 400 gallons.
4 Platinum Spa’s Big Chief Jacuzzi: $25,000
If you want to find time to relax and unwind then why not look at the Platinum Spa’s Big Chief Jacuzzi. Priced in the region of $25,000 it is a real whirlwind of a tub and offers space for up to five people. Furthermore, there is also a lounger as well as an impressive 65 plus massage nozzles for that extra bit of comfort. You don't want to miss the tech features which include LED water fountains which change colour, Dolby Surround system, 50 inch plus plasma and a host of massage therapies.
3 Jacuzzi J 470: $27,000
For more than $26,000 you can get the Jacuzzi J 470 which is believed to be the “Rolls-Royce” of the hot-tub sector. This hefty beast contains more than 1,500 litres, whilst it costs next to nothing to run. They are warm all the time and are very cost effective making it the ideal product to have in your home.
2 Luxema 8000: $26,000
One of the hottest tubs on the block, the Luxema 8000 stretches over two decks and is one of the priciest on the market. Extravagance is certainly the order of the day with a generous flat-screen TV as well as a private bar. However, there is so much more with its own hi-fi system and more than 125 separate jets and nine individual water pumps. Priced at $26,000 this is the ultimate in excess and uses 10,000 litres of water and weighs in at a whopping 1,500 kg. On the lower portion you will find space for six seats around the bar and a matching sauna if that is not enough.
1 Cal Spas Galaxy GX49 Entertainment Spa: $29,000
Combining the perfect melange of both elegance and relaxation, this hot tub from Cal Spas is one to take into consideration. It has room for six people and around 50 jets to relax those muscles. You can have the chance to benefit from LED lighting and a couple of nice waterfalls to boot. Other things to note feature a Therapy System seat, DVD player, IPod dock, dedicated sound system and a 40 plus plasma which is nicely concealed.