My wife and I are building a new house with salt water pool and spa in Florida.
The builder is giving us our choice of whether or not to have the spa spill over into the pool. The pool and spa are adjacent to each other each made of concrete and essentially will be the same in appearance except for what ever we decide on regarding a spill over.
What are the advantages, or disadvantages to having a spill over vs not?
The builder says if he was building it for himself, he wouldn't do a spill over, as it is more energy efficient, it is easier to just keep the spa up to temperature, and the spa will heat up much more quickly. That makes a lot of sense to me. It makes no difference in our cost if I do the spill over or not. So I am leaning towards not doing the spill over.
Is there anything I am missing or other concerns/advantages, etc?