You may have been the owner of a swimming pool for a while now, but you’re considering an upgrade but are not certain what you might want to do. How about having a spa installed either as a stand alone option or as a part of your existing swimming pool. A spa provides a completely different experience than a swimming pool does and these heated water, therapeutic jet filled structures are ideal for use in the cooler months ahead. When you’re talking with your swimiming pool contractor in Maryland about a spa project, what should you ask?
- Keep in mind that a spa can be enjoyed for more than its relaxation properties. The decisions you make up front on the size, the style and location of the jets, the number of seats and the height of those seats will all add to the unique feel you have for your spa. The swimming pool builders at Town & Country Pools know that the reason for wanting a spa is crucial to know before you begin shopping for one. Do you want it as a way to simply relax and unwind? Are you looking to your spa as more of a therapeutic structure to address aches, pains, and muscle aches? The answers to these questions will help you narrow down the type and style of structure and the style of jets you will want.
- Where will you put the spa? How many people do you anticipate will be using the spa when it’s at peak capacity? The reasons you decided for wanting a spa may dictate where it is placed — if it’s for entertaining you will likely want it outside or on your deck. If you are looking at the structure for pure personal use, you may have a room in your home that would be an ideal location for a hot tub.
- What kind of budget do you have? You will need to consider the budget for the purchase of spa but also for the upkeep and maintenance that will include cleaning and sanitization as well as the potential increased costs for your utilities. Tell your pool builder the type of budget you have available for the purchase and ask him or her what you can get for the amount you have budgeted. You will also want to include the cost of a spa cover in your budget as these accessories protect the structure and keep the warm water in — which can save you money.
Now is the perfect time to talk to your swimming pool builder about a project because cooler weather ahead is a great time to spend time in a hot tub.