If you want to change your pool space but are unsure what to do, you might want to consider adding a spa. There are infinite ways to design your spa and add it to your pool that not only change up your pool space but also provide excellent mental and physical health benefits.
JR Pool Plastering & Texas Gunite Ltd. is an expert at designing and remodeling pool spaces and spas. We take your ideas and design creative spaces that will have you falling in love with your pool space for years to come.
Spas are a great way to relax and enjoy being home with the family. While the kids are having fun splashing around in the pool, you, too, can take a dip in the warm, relaxing water of your very own spa and still be a part of the family fun.
Mental and Physical Benefits of a Spa
Spas have been known to be great for all kinds of ailments for thousands of years. Even back in ancient Roman times, spas helped heal aching muscles and battle wounds. The term ‘spa’ comes from the Latin phrase Salus per Aquam, which translates to ‘health from water.’
Today, people still take advantage of the many healing benefits spas have to offer. For instance, there are a variety of types of hydrotherapy that you can get from a spa.
Physical hydrotherapy is a common benefit that can help take pressure off of aching and injured joints. This is particularly important for those who need to do exercises for physical therapy. Water aerobic exercises provides excellent resistance and helps build muscles while the warm water keeps you virtually pain-free.
Thermal hydrotherapy is using hot or cold water to help with blood circulation throughout your body. Hot water can dilate blood vessels, which lower blood pressure, and cold water can help stimulate circulation and heart rate. Cold water can also provide anti-inflammatory benefits.
Chemical hydrotherapy is adding things such as minerals such as Epsom salts. These salts have been known to provide medicinal and therapeutic benefits.
Designing Your Spa
If you are redesigning or adding your spa for the first time, the size and shape are important aspects to consider. You want to compliment your existing pool without taking away from your overall theme and athletic. If you have a geometric shape pool, you may want to experiment with complementary geometric shapes that can fit alongside your pool. If your pool is more of a lagoon or free-form pool, we can design your spa with a similar shape to maintain your theme.
Another thing to consider is whether you want it attached to your pool or if you want some space in between. Some people want to still be in the action of everyone in the pool while still enjoying the relaxing benefits of their spa. If you do choose to build your spa connected to your pool, you may want to consider a few things.
Building your spa right next to your pool may cause pool water to spill over or splash in your warm spa water. While some people don’t mind this, there may be others that want distinct separation from the water temperatures. We can solve this by raising your spa slightly above your pool so you don’t get the chill of pool water while you are trying to relax.
If you choose to build your spa further away from your pool, you may want to consider if you want a walkway that leads to and from your main pool. This way, you can easily go back and forth from your pool to your spa easily and without obstacles in your way. This may also allow you to experiment a little more with the design of your spa. You can change the shape, color and even change the coping of your spa if you so choose.
Tile and stone coping are important parts of pools and spas. Not only do they improve the look of your space, but they can also add benefits. For instance, concrete can get extremely hot during the summer and make walking across it in bare feet painful. However, stone and tile do not absorb heat like concrete which makes it much more comfortable to walk on.
Another thing to consider while designing your spa is the use of lights. Lights can add a practical and aesthetic touch. For practical purposes, light can make nighttime soaks safe and more enjoyable. If you are a parent, then you know the importance of being able to relax in peace and quiet, and sometimes you won’t always get that until the kids have gone off to bed.
You can also add light with different colors to set the mood for a romantic evening or party night as well. Whether it is a late-night birthday party or you are entertaining guests, lights provide a pleasing aesthetic that can add to the ambiance and make your pool space even more glamorous.
Lastly, you want to think about the colors of your spa. Much like your pool, you want your spa to look beautiful. While you may be installing a spa for health reasons, that is no reason to install something that is not aesthetically pleasing to the eye. JR Pool Plastering & Texas Gunite Ltd. has all kinds of colors that can match or accent your pool. You don’t have to do typically concrete colors. You can add colors that even change the appearance of the color of the water and give your spa some flare.
Adding to Your Spa
Much like your pool, you can add to your spa to make it more enjoyable. You can add visual features such as fire and water features. Adding fire bowls and waterfalls can give your pool the extra relaxing touch you need to completely let your stress melt away and rejuvenate in your own home spa.
So you want to work on your tan as well as your health? Consider adding a tanning ledge to your spa that is easily accessible. These are popular choices to help complete your personal spa experience.
You can add an additional seating area for you or your guests to your spa area. Add comfortable reclining seating that allows you to stretch out in the water and still remain cool in the sun.
5 Common Questions About Your Spa Space
1. What is the importance of spa maintenance?
Regular spa maintenance is crucial to ensure a clean and safe environment for relaxation. It helps prevent bacteria buildup, ensures proper water balance, and extends the lifespan of your spa equipment. Our experts at JR Pool Plastering & Texas Gunite Ltd. can guide you through effective spa maintenance routines.
2. How often should I drain and refill my spa?
The frequency of draining and refilling your spa depends on factors like usage, water quality, and maintenance. As a general guideline, most spas benefit from a complete water change every 3 to 4 months. Our team can assess your specific situation and recommend an appropriate schedule.
3. Can I convert my existing pool into a spa?
We can convert part of your pool into a spa. Our skilled professionals at JR Pool Plastering & Texas Gunite Ltd. specialize in remodeling and adding to what is already there to make it even better. We can evaluate your pool’s structure and provide tailored solutions to transform it into a relaxing spa oasis.
4. What are the advantages of spa replastering?
Spa replastering not only enhances the aesthetics of your spa but also improves its durability and functionality. It can address issues like cracks, stains, and rough surfaces. Our resurfacing services can revitalize your spa, making it more appealing and enjoyable.
5. How can I customize my spa’s appearance?
Personalizing your spa’s appearance is a fun way to create a unique oasis. At JR Pool Plastering & Texas Gunite, Ltd. we offer a range of customization options, including tile selection, plaster finishes, and lighting choices. Our team can help you design a spa that complements your style and enhances your outdoor space.
Remember to reach out to us directly for the most up-to-date and detailed information regarding spas and pool services.
JR Pools Plastering & Texas Gunite Ltd. is Up for The Challenge
Adding or remodeling a spa can be challenging. There is the designing and planning process, excavating, and many other aspects to remodeling your pool space. However, here at JR Pool Plastering & Texas Gunite Ltd., we are up for the challenge.
Creating luxurious pool and spa features is our specialty. We offer over 40 years of experience and have the best creative team on the job. We know how important your pool and spa space is to you, and we want to deliver you the best.
We can provide financing services to help pay for your renovations, which will allow for a comfortable payment plan. We have partnered with a highly trust financing company, Lyon Financial, which specializes in loans specifically for pools.
For inspiration on building your spa, check out our work of past clients. Then be sure to give us a call to start adding a spa to your outdoor living space. Our team works with people homeowners in and around the Houston area. Start your pool and spa renovations today.