Spas, Swim Spas, & Plunge Pools, Oh My!

If you’re a property owner without a pool in Perth, chances are you’ve gotten creative trying to keep cool in the sweltering summer heat. From frozen peas on the forehead to ice packs stuck to a fan, it can be hard to escape the heat at home. A popular landscaping option for many is to add a pool, but only a few have the space to accommodate a standard-sized pool. Never fear – there is still hope for a relaxing body of water in a small backyard, with a spa, swim spa, or plunge pool.

In this article, we dive into all things spas, swim spas, and plunge pools, providing tips and small backyard pool ideas to make the most out of your outdoor space.

Splash Around The Benefits of Spas, Swim Spas & Plunge Pools

So, what are spas, swim spas, and plunge pools? 

Spas, swim spas, and plunge pools are all types of small pools that can fit in most backyards, offering various features and functions.

Forget the colossal cost and space that comes with traditional pools – a small body of water is a fantastic way to create an outdoor paradise and enjoy the benefits of hydrotherapy, exercise, and entertainment right in your backyard. 

Let’s take an even deeper dive into each of the different features and functions.

Why Choose a Spa?

We know what you’re thinking, “Spas are just hot, giant bathtubs. I don’t want that in summer!” 

Well, you’re half-right. Outdoor spas are heated mini-pools with jets that create bubbles and massage your body. But outdoor spas aren’t solely a winter craze. Spas are fantastic options for small spaces and allow you to enjoy both hot and cold water therapy and relaxation all year round. 

Spas can be installed above or in the ground with decking, and they make beautiful landscaping features when nestled among plants and natural rocks. With significantly less maintenance and running costs than traditional pools, there’s no wonder why homeowners are leaping to install a spa in Perth this summer.

If you’re looking for a spa to suit your style and budget, you have plenty of options to choose from in Perth. You can opt for a portable or built-in spa, round or rectangular, fibreglass, walk-in, and many more.

Outdoor Spa Landscape by Revell Landscaping

What is a Swim Spa?

What do you get when you combine all the great features of a spa and a swimming pool?

A swim spa! Swim spas have massage jets for relaxation just like traditional spas, and also feature jets that create a current you can swim against. These elements make swim spas great for exercise, fitness, and rehabilitation, as well as for leisure and entertainment. Swim spas can be installed above or in-ground with decking, and they come in various lengths and widths to suit slim outdoor areas. Swim spas are also energy-efficient, low-maintenance, and can be enjoyed all year. 

When it comes to finding a swim spa to meet your needs, you have a lot of options to choose from. You can opt for a single or dual-zone swim spa, a freestanding or in-ground swim spa, a fibreglass or concrete swim spa, and more. You can also customise your swim spa with different speeds, temperatures, and depths.

What is a Plunge Pool?

Plunge pools are small, deep pools designed for cooling off and plunging rather than swimming and are suitable for low-impact exercises and hydrotherapy.

Plunge swimming pools can be concrete, fibreglass, or vinyl liner, and they can be installed above or in the ground with decking. With easy care and versatility for use in summer and winter, plunge pools are ideal options for busy bees with little time to spend on maintenance. 

If you’re looking for a plunge pool to fit your space and taste, you may opt for:

  • A square or round plunge pool
  • A concrete or fibreglass plunge pool
  • A saltwater or chlorine plunge pool

And many more.

Customise your plunge pool with different colours, finishes, and accessories to suit your outdoor aesthetic.

How to Choose the Best Spa or Plunge Pool for Your Small Backyard

The best option for your backyard depends on several factors, including:

  • The size and shape of your backyard. When enhancing a small backyard, you need to measure the available space and consider the layout and orientation of your spa or pool. You also need to consider the access and clearance for installation and maintenance.
  • The purpose and function of your pool or spa. Think about functionality, what you want to use your pool or spa for, and how often. Do you want to relax, exercise, entertain, or all of the above? How many people will use it, and what are their ages and abilities?
  • The style and design of your plunge pool or spa. You should choose a pool or spa to match your taste and complement your existing architecture and landscaping. You also need to consider the colour, shape, material, and finish, as well as the lighting, landscaping, and decking.
  • The budget and cost of your plunge pool or spa. You’ll need to determine how much you can afford, including running and maintenance costs. You also need to factor in the installation, delivery, council fees, and warranty and service options.

To help you make the best decision, you can consult with our experienced and friendly team at Revell Landscaping. We can provide professional advice, design, and installation services for your pool or spa project.

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Ready to Take the Plunge?

If you’re ready to turn your backyard into a relaxing oasis, contact our landscaping specialists in Perth today and let us help you make it happen. 

Whether you want a spa, a swim spa, or a plunge pool, we’re here to help you find the perfect option for your space. We can also help you with the landscaping and decking around your pool or spa to create a stunning and functional outdoor area. 

From the on-site consultation process to landscape design, installation and maintenance, we have over 20 years of experience delivering a total service solution for residential and commercial landscaping projects. We’re passionate about creating beautiful, practical outdoor spaces to suit your lifestyle and budget. 

Find out more about our landscapers in Perth, from pool landscaping, decking, spa landscaping, and more, or call us on 08 9379 9686 to book a consultation. 

We look forward to hearing from you and working with you on your pool or spa project!