There are more than three million aboveground pools in America and more than five million inground pools.
Swimming is one of the most popular sports activities for good reason. It’s good for your health, easy on the joints, and it’s fun. Do you enjoy your pool in your backyard, but you’re looking to remodel or add something new?
Have you considered adding a spa hot tub? A spa is a great way to unwind and relax after a long day.
A spa also provides health and mental benefits. Here are seven benefits of adding a spa in your backyard.
1. Good for Your Health
By adding a spa to your pool, you can spend more time in the water. Swimming and water-based exercises offer a host of health benefits. In fact, you can lower your risk of developing chronic diseases by participating in two and a half hours of aerobic physical exercise such as running, biking, or swimming.
Hydrotherapy can also help relieve symptoms of certain diseases. For example, individuals with rheumatoid arthritis have seen improvements through hydrotherapy.
What’s more, water-based activities can also improve your mental health. Exercise therapy in warm water has been shown to reduce anxiety in individuals with fibromyalgia.
2. Use It All Year Round
Maybe you’d love to go for a swim, but it’s in the middle of January and too cold to swim in your pool. Or maybe it’s warm out, but by evening it becomes too chilly for a dip in the pool.
If you own a spa, you don’t need to worry about whether it’s warm enough or not. You have the option to swim and spend time in the water all year long.
When the weather is hot and stifling, you can cool down in the pool. When it’s cold, you can warm up in the spa.
3. Host a Spa Party
Adding a spa to your home gives you the option of hosting hot tub parties. Hot tub parties are smaller and more intimate than a large pool party.
You can set up music and lighting to create a fun mood. You can also set up party games.
4. Reduces Stress
There is nothing like the feeling of a warm bath after a long, busy day. Research shows that bathing in warm water offers both physical and mental health benefits when compared to regular showering.
A study had participants take baths in warm water for two weeks then take showers for two weeks. Some participants took the baths for the first two weeks while others took showers for the first two weeks, and then they switched.
The results of the study revealed lower scores of stress, anxiety, depression/dejection, and anger/hostility after taking baths than compared with the period of taking showers. Research indicates that immersion bathing in warm water can increase blood flow and metabolic waste elimination.
Consider your spa as your own stress-reliever. You can personalize the experience and play your favorite, soothing music and create an oasis for yourself.
5. Increase Property Value
In Los Angeles, California, homes with a pool sold for about $95,393 more than homes that didn’t have a pool. What’s more, nearly 23% of homes sold in 2018 in Los Angeles had a pool. The property value of pools in a home also depended on the state and climate that you lived in.
In the Austin, Texas metro area, a pool added $52,228 value to a home on average. For the Lauderdale, FL metro area, a pool’s worth added $36,964 value.
Adding a spa to your home can increase its property value even more when it’s time to sell.
6. You Can Customize It
The fun part about adding a spa to your pool is how you will customize it. You can personalize your spa to fit your lifestyle. For example, you can decide on the size of the spa and the seating arrangements.
There are many different designs for spas, but what you choose will depend on how you will use it. Will you be hosting spa parties? You’ll want a larger design with multiple seating options.
Or, do you prefer to keep the spa to yourself and your significant other? Then you won’t mind a smaller spa size.
Another option is lighting. You can add LED lights to set the ambient mood and atmosphere.
You can customize your spa with water features such as cascading water or fountains. The sound of the moving water can be soothing background noise.
7. Complete Your Backyard Oasis
Picture a day in your backyard. You and your family or friends spend the day swimming in the pool. You make bbq. All of you relax and sit on the patio set.
It’s evening time, and it’s not as warm anymore, so everyone gets out of the pool. Instead of going inside or going home, you can all hop in the hot tub.
If you’re looking to add something to your backyard, consider adding a spa to complete your backyard oasis. Adding a spa is also something to consider if you’re looking to renovate your pool area.
Final Thoughts on Adding a Spa to Your Pool
By adding a spa to your home, you can create the perfect place to retreat to after a hectic day. It’s also the perfect addition to your swimming pool.
To learn more about different customizations options for your pool or spa, find a location, and contact us today.