Not all hot tub jets are created equal. There are standard jets and high-end jets with advanced technology and exclusive features. Let’s explore four things to know about hot tub jets that will help you in your search for the best hot tub for you and your family.
Four Things to Know About Hot Tub Jets
There Are Different Jet Types
There are five basic design types of jets, and most jet configurations are made up of a combination of these five designs in different groupings and patterns.
Directional Jets: You will find this popular jet type in most hot tubs. It has one nozzle with one opening located in the middle of the round housing and is stationary. It has a head that rotates and pushes out one stream of water and air.
Rotating Jets: These are similar to the directional design. There is one nozzle on one head. The jet spins, and the circular motion creates a stream of water and bubbles in a circular movement.
Pulsator Jets: Unlike the previous jets, the pulsator jet has two holes. Instead of a steady stream of water, this jet has an intermittent flow that creates a pulsating massage.
Cluster Jets: Just as the name indicates, a cluster jet is one jet that is designed to be arranged in patterns of more than one. It is small because the grouping defines a larger area. The water can be fixed or moving.
Multi-massage: This is larger and has several holes in a cluster within one nozzle. It separates the water flow into the nozzle and provides a variety of sensations within one jet.
While hot tubs in general use the five jet types, the manufacturer has total control over their design. Here are two great examples of brands that have done their research, improved their technology over the years, and produce a unique jet at the forefront of hot tub jet design.
Fluidix® Jet by Sundance® Spas sets the bar for superior jet design. Most jets have bearings within the jet that can clog, deteriorate, and wear out. The Fluidix jet is designed free of bearings and creates the perfect combination of air and water you want in your hot tub soak. The jets are fashioned to create the effects of reflexology and acupressure massage. Each jet is meticulously researched and aligned to reach the pressure points to relieve stress, aid in muscle recovery, and provide a relaxing and revitalizing massage.
Another great example of superior design is the JetPak® by Bullfrog® Spas. They have combined great jet placement with technology that lets you customize every seat with the exact jet configuration you want. JetPaks are self-contained units that can easily be removed from the back of one seat and reinserted into a different seat.
Jets Are Designed With Specific Purposes
Jets are designed with your health and wellness, muscle recovery and rejuvenation, relaxation, and enjoyment as their goal. We all want to slide into a comforting seat while the warm water flows around our bodies and the jets begin to do their magic.
Sundance Spas breaks up the purpose of their jets into four categories:
Deep Tissue: This uses reflexology principles to give you a robust massage for deep-muscle tissue with a kneading motion.
Muscle Release: Swedish massage techniques are used to provide a rhythmic movement that incorporates circular motion and kneading for a strong massage.
Pressure Point: Shiatsu-style massage with the feel of soft finger pressure on acupressure points.
Relaxation: The feel of gentle finger pressure provides a sense of well-being and relaxation.
Bullfrog Spas JetPaks are designed around the purpose of total relaxation and customization. With their eighteen unique JetPaks to choose from, you will find the ones you love. They range from stress relief, relaxation, lower back hydrotherapy, neck relief, deep massage, and gentle relaxation.
What Jets are Best for Me?
A-1 Pools lets you test soak in a hot tub to experience how the jets feel before you make your final hot tub selection. Jets are an important factor, so take a closer look at what Sundance Spas and Bullfrog Spa have to offer. We are here to help you in your search and answer any questions you have about hot tub jets.