It's probably too late to make the change, but having the spa close to the house has a few advantages. All of the reasons are because of the longer walk around the pool to get to the house. It's pretty common for us to use the spa without the pool, skip the long walk. A refill of a drink while lounging in the spa is closer to the fridge. We tend to warm up in the spa after a swim and rush into the house on a cool night.