The Different Types of In Ground Spa Designs

The Different Types of In Ground Spa Designs

In Ground Spas
Information on swim spas, spools and other custom spa options

From Landscaping Network

Many Americans are coming around to the idea of hot water therapy.  In Europe, Spas and Saunas have been commonplace for centuries.  In the U.S., however, spas, sometime known as hot tubs, are sometimes maligned for various reasons.  Fortunately, advances in design and technology have allowed the artform of in ground spas to advance to the point that in ground tubs are becoming a fixture in outdoor living designs.  This post from Landscaping Network profiles the many different forms that an in ground spa can take, such as gunite, fiberglass, and swim spas.

Here is an excerpt from the post:

An in-ground spa is a pool used year around, even in the midst of a snowy winter. It can be viewed as either an active party space or a private relaxation environment at the end of a long day. Spas can be vital therapy for medical problems too. All of this points to one fact, that your spa may prove the most versatile water feature for your new landscape.

Gunite Spas
A gunite spa is just like a pool but smaller. They became a popular feature of the 1970s party scene and remain just as popular today. You can install a gunite spa all by itself or integrate it into a larger swimming pool so the two can share heating and filtration systems. This spa is the most expensive but offers unlimited options for size, shape and detailing. It’s also the costliest to heat.

Spas are often integrated into a large pool and used to create water features where the two bodies of water connect. With the emergence of sleek modern style pools, this visible dividing wall is disappearing in order to create a highly reflective surface in a simple rectangular shape. The wall that separates the spa from the pool water tops out just millimeters below the surface of the pool water so there won’t be any visible difference between the two.

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