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Pros and Cons of In-Ground Spas vs. Portable Hot Tubs

We live in a multipurpose, multitasking world. Cell phones are now computers, capable of performing thousands of tasks. Printers come with fax machines, copiers, and scanners built in. Trains equipped with wireless internet allow commuters to work on their way to and from the office. Couches fold out into beds; pool tables convert into ping-pong tables. It’s no surprise that in such a world, in-ground pools are often built with in-ground hot tubs attached.

On one hand, such multifunctionality provides clear benefits by saving construction time and cost; on the other, combining functions can markedly reduce functionality. Sure, you can play both pool and ping-pong on a combination table, but neither experience will quite measure up to playing pool on a real pool table, or ping-pong on a table specifically designed for the game. The same principle applies to combination in-ground pools and spas.

COSTS AND BENEFITS OF COMBINATION POOLS AND SPAS

 

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Combination pool and spas come with benefits, sure. Pool-lovers also get a spa; spa lovers get a pool. Installing a spa and pool as part of the same unit can save on upfront construction cost and time, and is easy to unify in a harmonious design. On the surface, it seems like a win-win situation. However, the combination comes with costs to consider.

Before taking the plunge with a pool and spa combination, homeowners should consider some of the cons:

While it may seem like a combination spa and pool is a great idea, these additional considerations should give homeowners pause. To be sure they’re getting good value from both their pool and their spa, they need to consider the pros and cons when contrasted with other options.

SEPARATE POOLS AND PORTABLE SPAS PROVIDE THE OPTIMAL SOLUTION

As in the case of the combination pool table and ping-pong table, those who get both truly get neither. If you want to play both pool and ping-pong, the best solution is to get both tables. Whichever game you feel like playing at the moment, you’ll be able to play to the fullest. Likewise, when you have an in-ground pool and a portable hot tub, you’ll be able to use both to perfection. High-end portable hot tubs are an improvement over combination hot tubs in the following ways:

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When you’re deciding whether to install a pool with a built-in spa, take a moment to consider the implications. Would you rather have a pool with a mediocre spa attached to it, or a pool and an excellent spa in separate locations? Installing both—an in-ground pool and a portable spa—enables you to get the best from both your hot tub and your pool. It gives you the option to choose the spa that’s perfect for you—not the one that comes as an afterthought.

 

Originally posted at https://www.hotspring.com/

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