With a spool pool, you can have the best of both worlds no matter the size of your backyard. The word spool stands for Spa+Pool in one.  You can run both hot and cold! Crank up the heat and turn on the jets for the soothing tranquility of a true spa experience or, turn the dial down for more tranquil and cooler waters to allow you to swim or do water aerobics for some exercise.  It's a "two birds with one stone" type of pool.

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What is a spool pool? 

Spool Pools

These may be on the small side of the pool spectrum, but spool pools are feature-rich because they combine the best of several worlds. A fusion of “spa” and “pool” a “spool” generally adds up to no more than 16’ long and 8’ wide. Although smaller than the average pool, they’re larger than the average spa.

 

What Makes Spools Special

Space-saving.

Regardless of your yard’s size, you may not wish the pool to take up too much real estate. If you want to set up a badminton net or expand your deck to include a tanning surface, or have been eyeing all the amazing outdoor kitchen configurations available, you may wish to rein in your pool area allocation.

Affordability.

Do you want to enjoy the best of both worlds but can’t afford both a pool and a spa? A spool brings those two diverse elements together in one unique setting.

Temperature Control.

With a spool you can literally run both hot and cold! Crank up the heat and turn on the jets for the soothing tranquility of a true spa experience. Or, turn the dial down for more tranquil and cooler waters to allow you to swim or do water aerobics for some exercise.

Powerful Jets.

If you want to get the most distance in, you can set your spool to enable you to literally swim against the current; essentially swimming in place as you stroke and kick against the jets. A major maximization of this smaller footprint!

Versatility.

It is totally worth getting a cost estimate on adding a detachable partition. Just say you want to get some laps in and your partner wants to bubble away the day, the partition acts as a barrier so your spool can not only run at two different temperatures simultaneously, it will be half pool, half spa…everyone’s happy!

Maintenance.

Because it’s smaller in scope than its swimming pool counterparts, the time and money you need to spend on caring for this structure is less. Besides all its other features, this affordability makes a spool even more attractive.

Climate Control.

Your pool season is dictated by the area in which you live. So, every year you need to say goodbye to your pool for several months. With a spool, you can throw it into “spa mode” and heat that water up for a decadent soak in the cooler months.

Décor.

Just because a spool is not your run of the mill, traditional pool solution doesn’t mean it can’t be treated to the same scope of amenities.

  • Surround it in pavers or steppingstones embedded in the grass.
  • Frame it in foliage or decorative ceramic planters.
  • Erect a changing cabana and plug in a towel heater.
  • Install a little frig to keep that champagne chilled.
  • Position an all-weather chest that can house suits and flip flops and sunscreen.
  • Place a cantilever umbrella to make a bold statement. (Plus, you can tilt it against the sun as needed and wheel it away in inclement weather.)
  • Finish the picture with a few Adirondack chairs and a side table to establish your respite away from the world.
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