With cooler evenings upon us, and the promise of cooler days ahead, it’s officially spa season. Warm water relaxing your muscles as it pulsates through spray jets all around your body can quickly ease the stress of the day from your shoulders. Whether it’s built adjacent to your pool or built in your patio, the spa experience has become quite popular. among more and more homeowners. Read on to learn just what makes spas so popular.
The Benefits of Spas
In-ground spas have become increasingly popular – and for good reason. From maximizing your return on investment, to bringing your health into focus, the benefits that spa owners can enjoy are vast. Unlike swimming pools (unless it’s heated), spas can be used year-round, thus maximizing your return on investment. All you have to do is remember to turn down, or off, the heat during Arizona’s summer months.
Making time for a relaxing soak in the spa can also provide much needed peace of mind: It promotes relaxation, offers all the benefits of hydrotherapy, and provide numerous therapeutic benefits – especially to those suffering from back pain and sore muscles. And last, but certainly not least, they can be built almost anywhere you desire – although most homeowners choose to have them built directly adjacent to the swimming pool.
The Features of In-Ground Spas
Like a swimming pool, an in-ground spa has the potential to increase the value of your home, not to mention your own relaxation time. The design and accessory options for in-ground spas are as varied as the options for a custom swimming pool. Attaching your spa to the pool can create its own set of features, as its waterfall or spillover, has the potential to heat your pool in the winter months.
In-ground spas can be built in a variety of sizes, from a small two person tub, to a tub that accommodates a party of ten. Options for entertainment abound. You can select to add sound systems, lighting features, or even a television. Many homeowners have opted to have a bench installed between the spa and pool, making it easier than ever before to move from one water element, to the next.
Maintaining Your Spa
Just like a swimming pool, in-ground spas require maintenance too, just not as much. After the initial balancing of its water, it just needs to be sanitized periodically, and drained every two to three months. To keep your spa’s water looking crystal clear, and ensure that it’s filtered properly, you should clean the filter (or change it out) every five to six weeks as well.
- Always supervise children.
- Always make sure the cover is securely in place.
- Never have the temperature above 100 degrees.
- Never allow anyone to play with heads underwater in a spa.
- Infants and toddlers should not be permitted into the spa.
- To avoid dehydration, encourage soakers to stay hydrated.