Transforming your pool into a home spa helps you turn your backyard into a private little paradise. Home spas continue to thrive because of the countless health benefits it offers, ultimately promoting optimal well being.
Turning your swimming pool into a spa only takes a few weeks and does not require tedious work. To keep the area safe and secure, you may need to add a few extra steps such as making sure that the sealer you applied on your concrete pool deck has cured or dried completely. Applying a sealer will prevent your pool deck from fading due to UV ray exposure.
Once that’s done, your pool can undergo a series of small transformations to make it more personal and inviting. Here are a few easy things you can do:
Raise the Temperature
Spas have temperatures ranging from 99°F to 104°F while standard swimming pool temperatures range from 80°F to 85°F. You will need to find a way to raise the temperature and make the water in your poo warmer. Most pools nowadays have a built-in spa mode functions that allow you to adjust water temperature with ease.
You also have to install on-scale resisters because warm water can eliminate calcium and magnesium, which are essential minerals used in spas. They can ease aches and pains and make bathing more relaxing.
If you want to have an authentic spa experience, you can install multiple jets in your pool. These jets promote the flow of warm water while providing relaxing massage bubbles. There are several variations available in the market. Most experts recommend adding soft tissue jets that create mild and relaxing pressure.
Soft tissue jets provide therapeutic massage, offering a comforting experience for all. Make sure to check the jet filters periodically for optimal performance. Have the keys cleaned and maintained by professionals to prevent clogs and other problems.
Balance the Chemicals
Once you have the right temperature, and after adding your desired type of jets, the final and most critical step is balancing the chemicals.
You can check and adjust the chemical levels in your spa using a test strip. These strips provide 6-in-1 readings that include calcium, chlorine, pH, bromine, and the pool’s alkalinity. When adjusting the chemical balance of your spa, make sure to keep the spa water running to allow the jets to distribute the chemicals evenly.
A spa and pool share the same mechanics and use the same chemicals. Adjusting your home spa’s chemical balance should not be too difficult. If you’re not confident about handling chemicals, have someone come in regularly to check on how everything is doing.
An expert can easily spot problems that ordinary homeowners can’t. Besides regular cleaning and maintenance, professionals can suggest additional modifications or improvements for your home spa. For example, you can add a small sauna or a wet massage room overlooking the pool.
This adds to the overall experience of being in a tranquil environment without ever having to leave home.
The Health Benefits of a Spa
Why go through all the trouble of having a home spa? A lot of people are now focusing on self-care and relaxation for their families. Going to commercial spas are a real treat, but they can be expensive.
Spas can treat muscle and joint stiffness; ease inflammation and spinal pain; help you sleep better, and ultimately, lower your blood pressure. This is why more homeowners are investing in bringing the spa experience home.
Fortunately for pool owners, they can easily transform their pool areas into a spa.