5 Reasons to Install a Backyard Spa

12 January 2018

You’re thinking about getting a pool, but you’re concerned about the space. Perhaps an outdoor hot tub sounds more fun? If you like to swim, why not get both? With a swim spa, you get all the therapeutic and relaxing features of a spa, but also get to swim against the strong jet current. Here are some more reasons why you should consider a swim spa.

Affordable and easy to install

These outdoor spas are single, moulded units, which makes them quick and easy to install. Whether you like an above-ground model or the one nestled into your deck, professional installers will get the job done much faster than a typical pool install. Also, with quicker install, comes the reduced price. When compared to installing a full-size swimming pool, a swim spa is a much less impact on your savings account. In addition, manufacturing and technological efficiencies have made possible for a wide range of luxury features to be included for a small added value. These include TVs, stereos, ambient lighting and even aromatherapy.

Perfect for small yards

The popularity of outdoor spas came with the growing trend of higher density living. With higher prices of lots and properties, people are looking for luxury solutions in squeezed-in spaces. These spas are available in many shapes and sizes, from a romantic two-person spa to a model suitable for entertaining up to 10 people. Typically, they require the space of five meters square or less to install. Due to its small size and the availability of shapes, these spas can fit almost everywhere – on your porch, outdoor room or a remote, secluded corner of your backyard. This way you’ll have more space in your backyard for landscaping features, no matter how small it is.

Therapeutic properties

The problem with massage parlours is that you need to book a treatment, while often times you need a massage here and now. Having your own backyard spa lets you enjoy the hot water, banishing the stress in a jet of warm bubbles. This convenience of being able to get a massage anytime in your own beautiful backyard is not to be overlooked. Some more advanced models have a remote controlled thermostat so you can use a mobile app to make the hot water waiting for you when you get home.

Great for exercise

When you come down with joint pain, back injury or a condition like arthritis, exercising in the gym can often do more harm than good. Many people choose to work out in water, as it helps them get into shape while safeguarding against injury. Although there is always a public pool, a private outdoor spa pool lets you have a personal exercise session at your pace, as you swim against the jet current.

Aesthetic element

Some of these units are truly marvels of design which built be enjoyed and looked at. A beautifully shaped outdoor spa can establish a theme in the backyard and even become a focal point. Much was already said and written about the soothing effect of water on our senses. Just looking at the surface has calming influence on some people, while others experience an ASMR while listening to the ripples.  

It’s clear that a backyard spa has many benefits. Whether you choose a smaller, lounging model or larger that allows more exercise, it’s up to you. All these reasons aside, a backyard pool can make a perfect staycation spot, in case you decide to avoid the stress of waiting in queues, jet lag and running into crowds of tourists this summer.

Derek Lotts writes about décor, gardening, recycling and everything related to home improvement. He thinks all these fall under self-improvement. He believes in the power of sharing ideas and communicating via the internet to achieve betterment. He blogs regularly at Smoothdecorator.