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Do You Want a Pool, Spa, or Both? Discover Which Options Work Best for Your Backyard

pool and spa

At Leisure Pools, we are passionate about backyard swimming pools and have quite a few years of experience in that regard. However, we are also enthusiastic and knowledgeable about the whole package. If you are struggling with whether or not to get a pool, a spa, or perhaps even both, we can guide you through the decision-making process and help you discover which option is right for you, your backyard, and your desired lifestyle. Are you ready to take a deeper dive?

Pool vs. Spa – Discover the Benefits

In and of themselves, both a pool and a spa offer their own wonderful benefits. However, they can work in concert together quite nicely. Together or separately, you will undoubtedly enjoy either product. However, to gain a clearer perspective, let’s take a closer look at the pros and cons of each.

A Pool


  • Allows for more room to swim (if you are into laps and lots of exercise, you have to have the space._)
  • Gives you more room for fun and games
  • Helps cool you down (and, yes, we realize pools can be heated, if desired)
  • Ideal for hosting parties


  • Takes up more space (not always ideal for smaller backyards)
  • Depending on where you are geographically located, you may not be able to enjoy it year-round

A Spa


  • Warm, relaxing, and stress-relieving
  • Therapeutic
  • Can fit in most any backyard
  • Ideal for socialising with small groups


  • Less room than a pool
  • More chemical maintenance required due to higher water temperatures

Nevertheless, depending on your needs, wants, and perspective, some of the pros may be cons and some of the cons may appear to be pros. It is all about personal preference. Above all, the decision to get one or the other or both really boils down to how you want to use your space and how your space can adapt to those desires.

Type of Pools and Spas

Pools come in all shapes, sizes, and design styles – small, large, rectangular, square, and freeform. For a fully customized backyard pool, a concrete or vinyl liner pool can be built right in your backyard.

Fiberglass, though, is a bit different, but because of the many advantages fiberglass pools have over the other types of pool materials (durability, low maintenance, lower lifetime cost), their popularity is escalating. Crafted from molds and manufactured off-site, the designs are determined by the pool manufacturer. While you might assume that limits your options, you’d be surprised at how many different styles there are from which to choose.

Plus, fiberglass swimming pools also come with many attractive add-on features, such as tanning ledges, benches, swim lanes, water features, and more. You can truly create a one-of-a-kind swimming experience with little effort and a lot of imagination.

When you have a backyard pool, you have access to a wonderful place to exercise and a soothing place to relax. Further, an inground backyard swimming pool greatly enhances the overall ambiance and presentation of your space.

A backyard pool can make all the difference between having the kind of backyard that makes vacation resorts envious or just a green space that gets little to no attention. Additionally, a backyard swimming pool is the ideal place to host gatherings for family and friends, make some memories, or just hang out by yourself and enjoy a one-of-a-kind work-from-home scenario. The opportunities are endless.

Adding a spa to the mix can be a great idea, especially if you use intend to use it regularly. Yes, a spa is a luxury, so you want to make sure you can commit to its usage and to its overall maintenance requirements, as it does take a bit of time and energy to maintain it. In the long run, however, if you choose to invest in a spa, you can soothe your aches, pains, and worries away and concentrate on good times, good friends, and enjoy your personal stress-free zone.

The Leisure Pools Spa Portfolio

Our “spa-tacular” line-up of fiberglass spas are sure to please the eye and soothe the soul. Choose from our exciting portfolio, each of which allows for easy walk-in and integrates well with one pump and sanitizer system.

Leisure Pools Calvi Spa

The Calvi Spa

This is Leisure Pool’s classic spa shape designed with an expansive wrap-around bench seat. You can position this as a stand-alone option to create multiple gathering spots in your backyard or you can design it as a built-in spill over, creating enhanced artistry as the water flows from the spa into the pool.

Leisure Pools Sorrento Spa

The Sorrento Spa

Enjoy a variety of seating options, including a reclining lounge and three integrated bucket seats. Experience a therapeutic full-body water massage as you relax in the soothing water. Available with a spill over water feature, this spa provides both form and beautiful aesthetics to your backyard oasis.

Leisure Pools Amalfi Spa (square spa)

The Amalfi Spa

For open seating and flexibility, the Amalfi hits the spot. Its therapeutic water massage will sooth your tired muscles and aching joints. This spa is available with or without the optional spill over.

The Exquisite Pool and Spa Combos from Leisure Pools

Several of the pool designs within the Leisure Pools portfolio are equipped with built-in spas. Additionally, most any of our designs have the capability of adding on a spa, including a luxurious and dramatic spillover.

Leisure Pools Allure fiberglass pool with built-in spa

For example, the popular Allure™, a graceful presentation of relaxation at its finest. With a built-in spa and a splash pad, the enjoyment never ends.

Leisure Pools Riviera fiberglass pool with added spa

Also, the Riviera™, with its enticing curves and wraparound bench, paints a beautiful picture with a spillover spa working in concert with its unique design.

If you decide to go with a pool and a spa, a Leisure Pools dealer can help you accessorize, bedazzle, and stylize your selection to fit your backyard and your lifestyle. We have many exciting options from which to choose. Designing your life of leisure is something in which we take great pride.

When It’s Time to Choose Between a Pool, a Spa, or Both

Granted, for some people, it’s not feasible or even sensible to get both a pool and a spa. You know what you can afford and what will meet your needs. Pools and spas do go together, but that doesn’t mean you can’t just settle on one. Only you can fully determine which choice to make and if the associated costs and commitments with one or both are worth it to you.

At Leisure Pools, our focus is on providing high quality inground fiberglass pools and spas. If you want to know more about your pool and spa options or just want to learn more about our installation process, call 855-857-7527 to find a pool dealer/installer near you or visit our website.

We are ready to help you live the life of leisure you deserve.

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