We spend a lot of time around here talking about portable, above-ground spas and hot tubs, blah-blah-blah. Although there are conveniences related to aboveground spas, there is nothing like stepping down into the warm water of an inground spa.
I have plans for my own inground spa one day, I have the perfect garden setting picked out. Or, I may build it indoors, when I bump-out the master bedroom to put in my dream master bath!
While I’m dreaming of inground spas, and filling up a Pinterest board with design ideas, I thought I would share some of my ideas with you. Not my ideas actually, but here are some pictures of some inground spas that I love, love, love!
1. Inground Spa with sheer waterfall features in a cool master bath design; with a sun glow day lamp, and backlit glass blocks.
2. Inground acrylic hot tub, set into a wood deck, surrounded in wood coping.
3. Ooh la la, an inground acrylic spa with slide away floor, (roll up carpet) revealing a secret spa!
4. Indoor inground spa on a raised platform, allows for easier spa pack equipment access, from outside.
5. Tiled outdoor inground spa with remote filter and heater. Beautiful stone decking and rocks.
6. Outdoor inground fiberglass hot tub, surrounded in stone, displaying a Hot Tub Works spa cover!
7. Inground plaster and tile spa with 28 spa jets. Steps and seats done in bullnose brick, painted and washed.
8. Kidney shaped inground fiberglass spa, with stacked rock waterfall. Equipment hides under wood panel.
9. Multi-person inground spa with cascading waterfall and elaborate marble and stone decking. Palm tree!
10. Inground 10-person spa in concrete and plaster, with automatic pool cover. And a rhinoceros!
11. Inground fiberglass spa or plunge pool, wrapped in stone and tile. Uses a custom spa cover to retain heat.
12. Florida room with a semi-inground acrylic hot tub set into a concrete surround, spa pack behind wall fountain.
How Much do Inground Spas Cost?
It depends on how elaborate your design is, but in most cases, an inground spa will be more than an aboveground spa, which cost in the $5-10,000 range. Inground spas are cheaper when you use a pre-fab drop-in spa shell, of fiberglass or acrylic, and a spa pack. Concrete spas set in the ground require more work to build, from various tradesmen, which can push the cost to $20,000, or more. So then, we can ‘safely’ say that inground spas are about twice as expensive as aboveground spas, especially if you add-on water features and expensive and extensive decking around the spa.
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