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What to Consider Before Building a Spa at Home

There are several ways to build your home equity and increase its resale value. Typically, a few changes and upgrades will do the trick. But if you are looking to renovate, consider building a pool in your backyard.

This is an ideal addition for residential properties, especially if you have enough space for it. Pools are often associated with fun and wild parties; but you can use this for relaxation, especially by adding a spa feature. The thermal waters can help relieve muscle strains and stress. More importantly, it makes your home attractive to future buyers.

Building a custom spa in your Utah home might seem daunting, but it is feasible. It is only a matter of knowing how to start the project. We’ve compiled some helpful tips for you to use in fine-tuning your plans and related decisions.

Choose the Right Spa for You

There are two types of spas popularly built for residential properties; these are the portable hot tub and the in-ground variety. Made from polyethylene or fiberglass, portable hot tubs are placed above ground. This makes their installation much easier and more cost-effective because they don’t require a major build. The in-ground variety, as the name suggests, is built by constructing a small to medium-sized pool in your property.

Determine the Location of the Spa

Once you have determined the spa for your home, determine where you’ll place it. If you are building a portable spa, you can always place it in your deck or patio. Place it in one corner that gives you a beautiful view of the garden. Its modular design allows you to move it in the future should you need more floor space. In-ground tubs, on the other hand, are permanent and need space. Building this further away in the backyard allows you to add structural features, such as an enclosure. Regardless of which you choose, it is important to find a spot that is level and structurally sound.

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Give it a Pleasing Design

Spas and pools are lifestyle additions to your home; it only makes sense to design them to be aesthetically pleasing. Although it is common to style a spa or pool similarly to your home’s existing architecture, this addition can have its theme.

Include Safety Features

Safety features are essential for this type of addition, especially if you have kids and pets at home. Taking these precautions prevents accidents that can lead to disasters. For bigger spas, fiberglass or glass balustrades around the water feature help. Adding non-slippery mats around the spa is also necessary to avoid slips and falls.

A spa makes a wonderful addition to any home. Not only does it help increase your property’s resale value, but it also provides you with a place to relax and unwind. A bigger pool might give you more space to hold parties and get-togethers, but a spa gives you something unique. Prepare for this project by taking out tips into consideration. If you run into any issues, seek the help of a professional contractor to avoid any problems.

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