spa spillover vs. independent water feature
Anyone have an opinion on a simple spa spillover vs. independent water feature?
In our bid we requested a raised spa, with a spillover into the pool. Being brand-new to pools, I didn't realize that meant that the spa spillover would be run from the general circulation of water. I mistakenly thought it meant that it would run with on/off type timer switch, and I hadn't realized that also meant the spillover wouldn't be on when the spa was on or we would lose the hot water (duh...).
Once I realized these things, I asked the PB about it, and they said that if we wanted to run a spillover type of feature independently from the circulation, we would need to buy a separate pump, and to build a water feature for that function.
Anyone have advice for us? We don't want to overcomplicate things, so we're tempted to just stick with the basic spillover.