Should Your Fibreglass Pool Include A Spa?

Fibreglass pools are unique in that many of our shells are able to have a spa attached. You can see this most clearly on our spa wader range and this of course raises the question of whether or not you should get one. After all, just because you can doesn’t mean you should – or does it? To answer this question Factory Pools Perth has brought together our professional team to weigh in on exactly what makes a spa worth it, whether or not a spa will suit your home and some surprising benefits you might not have expected.

Do Fibreglass Pools Come With A Spa?

Earlier, we mentioned that many fibreglass pool options can come complete with a built-in spa. Why is this, and how come it’s unique to fibreglass pools and not, say, concrete pools?

Fibreglass pools are made from pre-designed moulds that are manufactured into fibreglass shells. These shells are uniform in their appearance and size measurements. Meaning of course that the spa does not need to be custom-fitted each time. It is this production method that ensures many fibreglass pools can be ordered with a spa because the specifications of the pool shell will never change. 

All you need to do is make sure your backyard has enough room for a pool and spa in the first place!

The Benefits Of A Spa

At the end of the day, deciding whether or not your fibreglass pool should come with a spa is up to you: how much value will a spa bring to your family?

One reason you may want to consider ordering a spa is the amazing health benefits that they can bring you. For instance, did you know that spas offer a therapeutic release for stress and anxiety? Unlocking a deeper relaxation and mindfulness is just one of many reasons installing a spa is a great idea.

Spas also increase your body’s blood circulation, especially towards your heart and brain. Ultimately, this leads to a more restful and regenerative sleep when you swim in a spa shortly before going to sleep. 

Lastly, spas relax tired muscles and soothe aching joints. Combine these effects with a spa jetstream and you can take advantage of a deep tissue massage. Are you interested in investing in your body’s health? Then installing a spa with your fibreglass pool should be something you consider.

Do Spas Need Extra Care?

It’s only natural to think that with all these health benefits and convenience surrounding spas, surely there must be some sort of catch. You might already be feeling slightly overwhelmed with the thought of caring for and maintaining one fibreglass pool – do you really need to worry about a spa too?

The good news is that spas require only minimal maintenance when compared with pools. In fact, plenty of the weekly and monthly maintenance that you do on your pool can also be applied to a spa at the same time.

Firstly, you’ve probably noticed that spas have a lot less space and surface area to deal with. What this means is less space to clean! It should only take a moment or two to clean your spa free of leaves and other debris before you can jump in and relax. 

Next, a spa pump will have significantly less water to filter than a pool. This means less time spent on checking your pump’s wear and tear, as well as the pump itself lasting much longer due to a smaller workload.

Lastly, a spa will even save you money! Okay, we heard your eyes rolling from here but hear us out. If you were to keep your fibreglass pool heated throughout winter (because fibreglass pools are fantastic at retaining heat) just so you can swim through the chilly weather, your heating bill is going to be higher than if simply didn’t heat it in the first place. Choosing between swimming in cold water or fronting the heating bill – a bit of a rock and a hard place, isn’t it? 

Meanwhile, spas heating costs will be significantly lower than pools due to its compact size heating much faster. Enjoy your winter swims without having to worry about heating costs.

Final Thoughts

Ultimately, the decision on whether or not to install a spa with your fibreglass pool comes down to personal preference. There are pool owners out there who would rather take a swim in freezing cold water. But if you’re looking for a warmer option, with less maintenance and ongoing care than a pool, and plenty of health benefits…then you can’t go wrong with a Factory Pools Perth award-winning spa. So, what are you waiting for? Our spa waders are waiting for you! View our range today.