Custom In-ground Spas

Posted by Blue Haven Pools & Spas on Oct 24, 2010 11:04:00 AM

Part 1 of 2: Get more value from your new pool by including a spa

When planning a new swimming pool, it’s smart to make an attached custom spa part of the design.

Providing a setting unique from the one inside the pool, a spa is a smart, versatile addition that will pay off in a variety of ways. While inclusion of a spa with your new pool will increase the amount of your initial purchase, your family’s health and enjoyment will go up even more!

Relaxation is one reason why. With swooshing water, hydrotherapy jets, and a setting separated from the pool, a spa offers the perfect respite after a long day at the office or running errands.

Surrounded in heated water, you can escape in your own backyard with a sigh of relief as the stress seemingly washes away. You may also find that a dip in the comforting spa environment before bedtime helps you get to sleep faster.

Beyond relaxation, many find that a spa offers true therapeutic benefits.  The “liquid massage” on aching muscles can help relieve tightness and pressure on the nerves.

Studies have shown that heated water and hydrotherapy enhances circulation, accelerates the body's natural healing process, and even supports improved skin tone, digestion, and blood sugar levels.

The spa can also be terrific for aquatic fitness.  With warm water and convenient benches, the spa setting is comfortable for stretching and aerobic-type exercises.

Along with supporting better health, a spa supports more FUN. You can use it in the evening for a romantic escape in the backyard.  Your kids will enjoy the spa too; in some cases, they will be able to play and move about in the water in ways that they may be unable to enjoy in your pool—particularly if the pool has a small shallow end.

In many regions of the country, a spa can extend use of your backyard investment. When it’s too cool outside to use your swimming pool, you can still take advantage of a heated spa.

A good pool builder will provide an energy-efficient heating system and configure your equipment so that you can fire up your spa without having to heat the entire pool.  This makes it economical to enjoy your spa even after pool season is over.

Yet another advantage is aesthetics.  With its contrasting shape, a spa introduces a whole other dimension to your pool’s design and creates an attractive focal point in your backyard setting. In our next post, learn about some stylish features to consider for your new spa.

Next: Part 2 of 2: Popular design ideas for your new spa

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