What to Consider When Adding a Spa to Your Existing Pool
A pool is perfect for swimming and cooling off on a hot summer day. But as the temperatures begin to dip, you may find yourself wanting a warmer spot to sit and relax. A spa is a great choice for those who want a place to unwind after a long day at work or to relax their muscles. If you already have a swimming pool, you may find yourself wondering about adding a spa to your existing pool. Here are a few frequently asked questions you may have as well as the answers.
Should I Add an Attached or Detached Spa?
One of the first decisions you will have to make is whether to add an attached or detached spa. An attached spa is connected to your pool. Typically, the spa is right above the pool and has a waterfall feature that flows into the pool. A detached spa is away from the pool, like how pools and spas are arranged at hotels. Currently attached spas are trendy. They take up less space than a detached spa and the connection between the two creates a cohesive look. But ultimately, it is up to you to decide which you prefer.
What Surface Options Do I Have When Adding a Spa?
If you are looking to add a spa, you have a few surface options. You can use drop-in, pre-fabricated shells, made from either fiberglass or acrylic. These spas can be constructed faster and cheaper, but don't allow you to customize the size or shape of the spa. The other option is to construct a spa out of either steel with concrete or steel with gunite. Both of these options are more pricey but can be customized to the look you desire.
What Add-On Options Do I Have When Adding a Spa?
After selecting the surface material for your spa, you can select from different add-on options. These add-on options allow you to customize the look and feel of your spa. Some of the options you have include lighting, jets, bubblers or blowers and the size and shape of the spa. Once again, many people replicate the lighting features in a pool in their spa for a cohesive look. The size and shape of the spa depend on the number of people you want in the spa and your budget. And the number of jets, bubblers or blowers is a personal preference.
Do I Need Another Water System When Adding a Spa?
The last question you may have is whether or not you need another water system and chemical monitoring system when you are constructing a spa that is being built at a separate time than your pool. Fortunately, a great builder can tie your existing water system from the pool into the spa, ensuring you do not need a separate water system. Because of this, you also do not need separate chemical monitoring. This makes installing a new pool as cost-effective as possible and reduces the amount of maintenance involved.
Are you thinking about adding a spa to your existing pool? Pierce Pools & Outdoor Visions would love to make your dream a reality. Contact us today to schedule a consultation and find the right spa option for your outdoor space.