Indoor Pool and or Hot Tub questions
We are in the design stage of a new build. We live in Central Iowa and it gets COLD COLD COLD here, so we have entertained the idea of having the pool and/or hot tub indoors. We'd like to have both a pool and hot tub, though may not end up putting them both inside.
Our builder kind of laughed as politely as he could when I said I was thinking of the indoor pool. They are not very common around here at all. Heated outdoor pools here are usable from perhaps May to September, so I was hoping to have one indoors we could use all year round. We have 4 young children and will be living out in the country, so would be much easier than trying to find a YMCA or other indoor pool to play in.
For the hot tub, we are looking to place it just outside of the Master Bath. The debate is, should it be on a deck, in a 3 season room style (unheated) room, or actually finished heated space.
Our concerns on both the pool and hot tub are construction costs, maintenance costs, and climate control (including humidity)
Any wisdom you can share?