The big choice is already made. You’ve heard about the benefits of a backyard spa, or maybe you’ve even experienced them for yourself. Perhaps you first encountered a spa at a friend’s house or at a five-star hotel that hosted your last convention.
Whatever sparked your interest, you’ve decided to install one of your own. With that in mind, you’re meeting up with the folks at Creative Pool Designs by Express. There it is, staring you in the eye: the big question.
Should you get an in-ground spa or a stand-alone spa?
We offer both. Each has its own advantages and drawbacks. As is the case when choosing the right swimming pool, a lot depends on what you hope to get out of your investment. (Did we mention cost? Although there is a difference in price–the stand-alone type is slightly cheaper–many other factors can rank higher as you make your ultimate decision.)
- First and foremost, the stand-alone spa can go anywhere. It can be located outside, in a sunroom or at your new home if you move down the road. That sort of versatility is more important in colder climates, where you want to avoid a long trek through the ice and snow. But even in Texas, it’s convenient to keep the spa close for your daily soak.
- If you have an established poolscape, an in-ground spa can be an aesthetic addition to the total picture. Locating your spa near the pool can be convenient if you’re the sort of person who likes to close out a vigorous round of laps with a soothing soak. An adjacent spa can also share plumbing and electrical connections already in place for your pool. Finally, if you’re the sort of person who loves poolside entertaining, an in-ground spa is sure to become a party favorite.
- If you’re looking for the therapeutic benefits of a hot tub, you might want to think about how many jets are in a stand-alone tub. These units have between 30 and 70 jets compared to half as many in an in-ground spa. Plus, they have ergonomic seating.
- A final thought: The stand-alone spa requires less maintenance and, consequently, costs less to maintain. Again, though, if you have a pool, it can be convenient to take care of everything in one fell swoop.
The bottom line is this: Before you come in and talk with our design team, come up with a list of reasons why you want a backyard spa. From there, we will make sure you choose what best suits your individual needs. We’ll deliver the quality and creativity you’ve come to expect from Creative Pool Designs by Express.