Should Your Spa Be Attached or Separate From Your Austin Swimming Pool?

by | Sep 5, 2021 | Austin Pool Builders, Pool Builder Austin Texas, Pool Builders Austin Texas, swimming pool builders Austin Texas | 0 comments

If you’re considering a spa addition to your pool area, you have the option to either keep it separate from your swimming pool, or attach it. The question is, which route should you take? Here are a few things to consider. 

Reasons to Attach Your Spa

There are several perks to having your spa attached to your Austin swimming pool, including the following:

  • Extend your pool’s level of functionality
  • Create an all-in-one area for swimming and socializing with others in the pool area
  • Keep the kids confined to the swimming pool area
  • Easily transfer from the pool to the spa, and vice versa
  • No need to test pool and spa water separately

Reasons to Keep Your Spa Separate

While there are some advantages to attaching your spa to your swimming pool, there are also a few good reasons to keep it separate, including the following:

  • Higher construction costs 
  • Longer installation time
  • Water from the spa will get into the swimming pool, and vice versa
  • Both the pool and spa will not be able to be used if the shared pump stops working
  • More energy needed to keep water heated
  • Pumps are not typically as powerful in spas that are attached 
  • Not as energy efficient
  • Higher costs to operate
  • No flexibility with where the spa should be located

To help you make the decision about whether to have your spa attached to your pool or installed in a separate location, your trusted Austin swimming pool builder can help. Be sure to get in touch with Reliant Pools to help you not only make this important decision, but to have it installed with ease! Call and book a consultation with Reliant Pools today.