Spa v. Hot Tub: Adding an Add-On For Your Pool

April 10th, 2024

When discussing pool remodeling options, many people tend to use “spa” and “hot tub” interchangeably. Although they are both types of pool add-ons, they have different uses and structures. They both have their own benefits and designs that can enhance your outdoor living space. If you’re thinking about adding a spa or hot tub to your backyard, JR Pool Plastering & Texas Gunite Ltd. can redesign your space to bring your vision to life in front of your eyes.

Spa v. Hot Tub: Deciding Between Them

Spa v. Hot Tub: Choosing a Pool Addition

Whether you call it a spa or a hot tub, it’ll be a great addition to your current pool.

People often use the terms “spa” and “hot tub” to describe the same type of pool addition, but they are actually very different in how they are built, how they are used, and what they are used for.

A backyard spa or home spa is another name for a hot tub. A hot tub is a big tub filled with warm water that can be used for pleasure, relaxation, or hydrotherapy. They are usually made of sturdy and are meant to stay outside all the time.

Besides being a great way to rest, hot tubs are also good for your health. For example, they can help with muscle pain and improve circulation. Some hot tubs have built-in seats for more than one person, jetted streams that can be used for therapeutic purposes, and even water filtration systems.

A “spa” can be an in-ground, permanent feature in a pool area, usually next to or linked to a swimming pool. In this case, spas are usually made of the same material as the pool, like concrete, and are intended to look good connected to the pool area. Oftentimes, they are smaller than hot tubs, but they have jets that make them feel like massage chairs.

Most hot tubs tend to be disconnected from the main pool, existing as their own entity nearby to keep the heated water from mixing with the pool water while still sharing the same space. On the other hand, spas make it easier for you to enjoy the water without actually dipping into the main part of the pool. Of course, some customized hot tubs can be connected to the pool, and some spas can be their own entity.

In the end, what matters most is how you want your pool to look. If you think that a spa or hot tub can make a great addition to your poolside enjoyment, get in touch with an expert pool remodeling team like JR Pool Plastering & Texas Gunite LTD. Call us today to request a quote. We’re based in Houston, so we can come out to you and help you envision a new look for your current pool.

Spa v. Hot Tub: Choosing a Pool Addition

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