3 tips for installing a spa at home
The dream of an at-home spa where you can indulge in thermal treatments at any time without leaving home is becoming less and less illusory as more and more affordable options become available. But how will you implement this completely outlandish plan at home? What do you need to watch out for, and how can you ensure that your equipment is adequate? Here are some tips that should help.
1. Finding the Right Spa for You
You can find a home spa for any budget. If you're on a tight budget, check out inflatable spas, for example. Easy to install and move, they can be placed anywhere. They are widely available and sold at low prices.
However, the conventional rigid spa is the best option if you're looking for a more complete setup, as it generally has more features and greater versatility. As with the inflatable alternatives, you can find a wide range of equipment in this category. Depending on your needs, preferences and finances, you can choose a portable or fixed system.
2. What factors drive the price up or down
Spas range in price from a few hundred dollars for the simplest models to well over €10,000 for the most luxurious. If you want to make an intelligent decision, you need to calculate the impact of each variable.
Naturally, a swim spa, which is both larger and more complex, will cost more than an inflatable spa. The cost is also influenced by the materials chosen. Compared to natural materials such as wood or mosaic tiles, the cost of synthetic or concrete alternatives is significantly lower. The cost of an installation is heavily influenced by a number of factors, including the number and type of features offered, as well as the size of the system.
Keep in mind that there may be additional expenses associated with installation. For built-in spas, it is always advisable to have a professional install the equipment to ensure proper operation.
3. Plan for spa and room maintenance
Installing a spa in your home will make that room more humid, so be sure to plan accordingly. Choose a room with a window if you want access to fresh air throughout the day. If not, it may be time to re-evaluate the ventilation and adapt it to the new use.
Spa maintenance is something you should consider at the end. Although filters and protective covers are an added expense, they are well worth it because they increase the usability of the equipment and extend its life. Cleaning an outdoor spa is a more complex process than cleaning an indoor spa because of the increased likelihood of dirt and the need to regularly remove leaves and other debris.
You can increase your satisfaction with your home and your life in general by installing a spa. Don't overlook any of the steps necessary to choose and install it properly!