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Thread: Added a spa to an existing pool?

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    Feb 2008
    Dallas, TX

    Added a spa to an existing pool?

    Has anyone ever added a spa to an existing in-ground gunite pool? I suspect that this would be expensive, heavy construction, with lots of cutting, new plumbing, valves, etc. Never mind the argument of whether one should or shouldn't, or what a waste of money it might be ... I'm just curious if anyone has experience with it.
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    May 2007
    Silver Spring, MD

    Re: Added a spa to an existing pool?

    I have heard of that being done, though I have never seen one. Most people in that situation opt to get a stand alone hot tub instead, which is much less expensive to install at that point.
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    Re: Added a spa to an existing pool?

    Yes and it is everything that you mentioned, but can be done. Each situation is different.

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    May 2007
    Rocklin, Ca

    Re: Added a spa to an existing pool?

    While built in spas look cool, I find stand alone models better because they are cheaper to operate particularly in the winter, have ergonomic seats that are more comfortable and generally have way more jets. None of my neighbors use their built-ins during the winter while I use my stand alone all winter long.

    I have seen one benefit to a built in. If you have solar you can use it to assist the heater part of the year. But chances are during that time of the year you will want to direct all of the solar heat to the pool.
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