If you’re considering having a pool installed, why not add a spa to your pool design? We also build standalone hot tubs if all you want is the warmth and relaxation of a spa. With jets on all sides and a floor grid for bubbles, you can get a full spa experience in the comfort of your backyard.
Spas are usually made to seat 6 or more adults comfortably, so they need to be a certain size to accommodate this. If you’re after a square design, a 2x2 metre hot tub could suit you well. Otherwise, you could opt for 2.5x1.5 metres or 3x1.5 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. The depth of the bottom is usually around 1 metre.
Your heating choice will have a large impact on 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 up the spa only when you’re going to use it, natural gas is the better choice.
We recommend staying with a smaller hot tub style, as the larger 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 take longer to heat up as well. To retain heat in your spa, invest in a spa cover and this will save you money on heating costs.
A spa that’s attached to a pool usually has a spillway where extra water washes into the pool. This has the dual benefits of controlling the water level of the spa and helping with heating the pool.
Anyone who wants a pool to help mobilise their joints through a low-impact workout will enjoy sitting in the spa afterwards. The heat of the spa 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 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 pool will result in lower operational costs as it requires fewer cleaning chemicals. Plus, if you only have a small outdoor space, a standalone spa will fit in nicely.
The Pool Co. has plenty of experience in building standalone hot tubs as well as spas attached to pools. Simply let us know which you prefer, and we will make it happen. Contact The Pool Co. today to find out more.