When it comes to relaxation and mental and emotional health, multitasking can become a problem; overstimulation is a definite issue in our tech-ridden world. But multifunctional enhancements can actually reduce our stress and offer more benefits for our financial investment. One such example is an in-ground pool with attached in-ground hot tub. Of course, some multifunctional items can mean reduced functionality for either use. Is that the case for pools with hot tubs? Let’s take a look.
By having both an in-ground pool and a hot tub installed simultaneously, you’ll decrease the overall time and cost for installing both while increasing the functionality of the space. Of course, some pool owners will later have a hot tub installed, while some hot tub owners will later add a pool to their yard. Which direction is the better long-term choice? If you know you’ll someday want to have both, it might be in your best interest to plan now for both and even have both installed at the same time. In addition to saving on construction cost, a huge benefit to having both installed at once is that it allows you to create a unified design. However, there are down sides, as well.
Combination Down Sides
One con of combination pools and hot tubs is that it means your hot tub will necessarily be near the swimming pool, rather than your home’s back door. Especially during winter, that might be a definite inconvenience to you. In addition to limitations of location, in-ground hot tubs lack the level of energetic pumps typically included in a premium portable hot tub, which offers a much more invigorating massage.
A couple less significant factors to consider include comfort and convenience. As far as comfort goes, in-ground hot tubs typically have bench seating that cannot be changed; portable hot tubs, however, offer plenty of more comfortable and changeable seating options. As far as convenience goes, a combination hot tub requires using more energy as well as time to heat the water prior to each use. (Of course, that issue also means higher ongoing costs.)
Instead of having a combination pool and hot tub installed, we recommend the best of both worlds: Have an in-ground pool installed at the same time as an above-ground hot tub. This option allows you to experience the best of both worlds: you can plan your outdoor space and the location of both units as a coherent whole while experiencing the optimum benefits of both a free-standing hot tub and a built-in swimming pool. Ideally, your hot tub can be installed near your back door or beneath some kind of shade, allowing you to maximize its usefulness during inclement weather and last-minute uses. You may also choose to position your pool near your hot tub so adults can enjoy a relaxing soak while keeping an eye on the kids as they splash around in the pool.
Read More About Pools
Since 1979 Lyon Financial has made the backyard resort dream come true for over 400,000 families across the U.S. Through our solid relationships with more than 3,000 pool contractors and our continued commitment to putting our clients first, we have built a reputation as the first choice in providing pool financing solutions. For more information, visit lyonfinancial.net or call (877) 754-5966 today.