If you’ve been sitting outside, enjoying your summer by the pool, and had the thought, “It sure would be nice if I had a hot tub in addition to my pool,” then you’ve found yourself in the right place.
Plenty of fun can be had all summer long in your swimming pool, but sometimes the pool just won’t scratch the itch that is the need for a relaxing dip in a hot tub. If you already have a pool, you might be wondering if it’s worth the effort of having a spa added onto it. We’re here to tell you why it definitely is.
Most people add a spa onto their pool because the swimming pool didn’t already have one when they bought the home.
It’s only becoming more and more common as the years go by for homes to have spa and pool combinations in their yards. In earlier eras, just an in-ground swimming pool was the norm, and before that no swimming pool at all was most common. As society evolves, our tastes and styles do, too. Now it feels a bit lacking to have a pool without a hot tub addition.
One of the great things about gunite swimming pools is that spas can be added on later, where older vinyl liner or fiberglass pools often don’t have that capability. If you have an outdated fiberglass pool and you want to add a spa to it, you might actually be much better off completely remodeling the entire space and adding a new gunite pool and spa in the old pool’s place! One thing that needs to be considered when adding a spa to your existing swimming pool is that the pool’s interior will need to be replastered after the hot tub has been added. This is to prevent cracking and major damages from occurring at the point where the two features meet. When they’re plastered at the same time it creates a more durable seal, and it looks more even as well. This might seem like a hassle, but most people who have spas added on find it to be so worth it in the end!
If you’re looking for an ideal relaxation space and a place to do some overall healing, a hot tub is going to change your life. Stress plays a major role in many people’s lives and is often unavoidable even when we try our hardest to do so. Allowing yourself the space and opportunity to completely relax is going to keep your overall stress levels down, which in turn will keep your blood pressure properly regulated, lower depression and anxiety, and minimize headaches and migraines.
The ability to soak your body in warm water can also ease muscle aches and pains as well as joint pain, too. Even just a quick soak before a workout can vastly reduce the risk of injury since the warm water helps loosen up your muscles before they’re put to work.
Swimming pools are well-known to increase home value. The addition of a spa is going to do the same, especially if your home already has a pool. Homes without pools won’t sell as fast as homes with pools, and the same can be said for homes with pools not selling as fast as homes with pools and spas. The more useful additions you add to your home, the more it will be worth in the end.
It can be incredibly helpful to look at your neighbors’ outdoor living spaces for inspiration and insight. If everyone on the block has big pools with spas, it might be harder to sell your home since it doesn’t meet the value of other homes nearby. Investing in your home is a big part of being a homeowner, and it definitely doesn’t hurt to get some good use out of the additions you add before you sell your home.
If you’ve been considering adding a spa to your swimming pool, this is your sign to do it. It’ll be well-worth the cost and time that goes into adding it, and you won’t regret it. And if you’re looking for the perfect contractor to do the job for you, Pools by Brannon is the superior swimming pool and spa contractor in Bryan-College Station, TX and the surrounding areas! Give us a call or fill out the form on our contact page for a free consultation!