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.