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4 Questions To Ask Yourself Before Building a Custom Spa with your New Swimming Pool

September 18, 2023
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Dallas homeowners know that having a backyard pool on their property can help make the raging Texas summers a lot more enjoyable. After all, there’s no better way to escape the heat than by taking a swim in your cool, refreshing custom pool. But soon, the summertime heat will fade away, and the crisp, cold air of autumn will keep people from swimming in their pools as often. Fortunately, there is a customization solution that not only allows you to enjoy your pool year-round but can also add visual appeal to your backyard: building a custom spa! Choosing to construct a custom spa with your new pool can take your backyard to the next level, but there are a few questions that you may have before you make a decision. Let’s look at the 4 most commonly asked questions about building a custom spa along with our expert answers for each one.

Does It Cost More to Add a Spa to My New Swimming Pool?

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Yes, building a custom spa with your new pool does add to the total cost of your project; usually around $10,000-13,000 extra. But adding a spa is definitely a worthy investment if you want to enjoy your pool all year long. Spas can be customized with a wide range of features that can elevate your outdoor living space, such as jets, adjustable heating elements, lighting, and many more. These features also cost extra, but if you’re looking to maximize your comfort during the colder Dallas months, they can be well worth it.

What Shapes and Sizes Can My Custom Spa Be?

Thanks to our decades-long experience in building custom pools and spas, we can design a spa to be many different shapes and sizes. The most popular spa shape that we construct is the circular raised spa, which features an attached spa that is raised above ground level. Circular spas are popular because everyone who sits in the spa can see each other more easily and enjoy conversation. If you’re looking to venture off the beaten path, we can build your spa to be any shape and size you want, no questions asked.

Can a Custom Spa Add Value to My Home?

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One of the best long-term benefits of building a custom spa is that it can actually increase the value of your home. Most realtors agree that a home that has both an inground pool and a spa can be appraised at a higher value compared to homes that only have a pool. This is especially true here in North Texas, where the constantly changing weather often causes people to build a pool and spa combo so that they can be prepared to enjoy their backyard no matter the season. Spas also add visual appeal to your home’s backyard, making your outdoor space a more attractive place to be. 

How Can I Configure My Future Pool and Spa Project?

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Depending on the pool builder you decide to work with, the process of designing your future pool and spa can be a hassle. Many pool builders will require you to make an appointment for their team to visit your home and tediously measure and draw plans for your future pool, which can take hours. We do things differently at Pool Stop; every project begins with visiting our Design Center, where our experts use a satellite image of your backyard as a canvas for creating your custom pool. Using augmented reality, we can create a variety of pool and spa designs in your backyard virtually; the process only takes minutes and does not require any on-site visits from our designers. If you’re ready to dive into your next pool and spa project, get a free quote from us today!

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