Not only does having a pool in your Austin home’s backyard provide a convenient place to cool off and have a little fun with the family, but adding a spa to the mix can exponentially increase the enjoyment level of your backyard.
When it comes to installing a spa in your outdoor space, you have a few options, including whether or not to attach your spa to your pool and make it a “spillover” spa. The question is, what are the benefits and drawbacks of attacking your spa to your pool? Let’s take a look.
Pros of an Attached Spillover Spa
There are many reasons to install a spillover spa against your pool:
- Customized to complement your swimming pool and landscaping
- Can easily move from the pool to the spa, and vice versa
- Convenient when it’s a bit chilly outside
- No need to test the water in the pool and spa separately
Cons of an Attached Spillover Spa
- Higher construction costs in some cases
- Longer installation time
- Higher operational costs
- Spa water will get into the swimming pool and vice versa
- If you use a shared pump and it stops working, you won’t be able to use both the swimming pool and the spa
- Pumps are not as powerful with attached spas
- More energy needed to heat it up
- Spa location may be inconvenient
Regardless of whether you opt for a spillover spa attached to your pool or a separate spa, be sure to enlist the help of a trusted local Austin swimming pool builder to help with both the design and installation process.