If you’re considering installing concrete swimming pools, why not add a spa to your pool design? We also build standalone hot tubs if you want warmth and relaxation. With jets on all sides and a floor grid for bubbles, you can get a whole spa experience in the comfort of your backyard.
Spas are usually made to seat six or more adults comfortably, so they need to be of a specific size to accommodate this. A 2 x 2-metre hot tub could suit you well if you’re after a square design. Otherwise, you could opt for 2.5 x 1.5 metres or 3 x 1.5 metres.
The seat should be around half a metre underwater to provide a height that lets you keep your face out of the water while you’re sitting. And the depth of the bottom is usually around 1 metre.
Your heating choice for your spa and/or pool will significantly impact how expensive your hot tub or spa is to run. The two options are either a heat pump or natural gas through a gas heater. If you want to keep your spa running and warm consistently, a heat pump is the best option for you. If you plan to start the spa only when you use it, natural gas is the better choice.
We recommend staying with a smaller hot tub style, as the more significant the spa, the more expensive it is to heat. If you’re going to heat it only when you use it, a larger option will also take longer to heat up. Invest in a spa cover to retain heat in your spa, which will save you money on heating costs.
A spa attached to a concrete swimming pool usually has a spillway where extra water washes into the pool. This has the dual benefits of controlling the spa’s water level and helping with heating the pool.
Anyone who wants concrete pools to help mobilise their joints through a low-impact workout will enjoy sitting in the spa afterwards. The spa’s heat can help with numerous orthopaedic issues by warming up your joints.
Standalone spas also have many advantages. For example, these are more flexible as you can have your spa located somewhere away from your swimming pool if you wish. Many families like to have the spa closer to their back door, so it’s not far to reach in winter.
Having only a spa with no swimming pool will lower operational costs as it requires fewer cleaning chemicals. Plus, a standalone spa will fit nicely if you only have a small outdoor space.
The Pool Co. has plenty of experience building standalone hot tubs and spas attached to concrete or plunge pools. Let us know which you prefer, and our pool builder will make it happen. Contact The Pool Co. today to find out more.