@ProjectPete the spa got criticism for being really old fashioned.
Here's the "above ground" pools that I'm unsure about. I think I would rather in-ground so they are not so obtrusive and you get to look at the water not a wall.
Definitely prefer pools! Especially because if you get a bit tired of the look of your pool you can do a pool renovation and completely change the look of your pool and outdoor area with a new vinyl pool liner.
These anti spa posts remind me of when I was told Santa didn't exist.
I have lived in many apartment complexes where the pool/spa area was purely enjoyment. The spa was always much more popular than the pool, but obviously the cost was embedded into the accommodation. I am currently deciding on what water options to include in my brand new house.... After every ounce of drama that I have had to endure through the build I think I deserve a spa?!
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I would recommend you try to swim in one first @Cassy5. Some people say swimming against the jets is not very relaxing - very choppy and unnatural.
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