Hot Tubs, Saunas and Steam Baths: A Guide to Planning and Designing your Home Health Spa

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With record numbers of people flocking to health spas to be massaged, wrapped, and steamed, it’s no surprise that more homeowners are seeking to bring the spa experience home by installing their own hot tubs, saunas, and steam baths. The options in prefab and easy-installation home units that are now available can be overwhelming. Hot Tubs, Saunas, and Steam Baths is the one guidebook homeowners will need for selecting, installing, and enjoying these home spa components.

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Overview


With record numbers of people flocking to health spas to be massaged, wrapped, and steamed, it’s no surprise that more homeowners are seeking to bring the spa experience home by installing their own hot tubs, saunas, and steam baths. The options in prefab and easy-installation home units that are now available can be overwhelming. Hot Tubs, Saunas, and Steam Baths is the one guidebook homeowners will need for selecting, installing, and enjoying these home spa components.

Full-color photographs complement the text and show the reader the range of designs available for both indoor and outdoor settings. In addition to demystifying the variety of units to choose from, author Alan E. Sanderfoot explains the installation and environmental requirements, addressing such issues as water, drainage, floor and ceiling surfaces, vapor barriers, doors, fencing, and lighting, as appropriate. Since enjoyment is the ultimate goal here, there is plenty of advice on how to make the most of a home spa, sauna, or steam bath, with information on accessories, health benefits, and safety guidelines.

Covering one of the hottest home improvement trends today, Hot Tubs, Saunas, and Steam Baths offers the most up-to-date and accessible information available for anyone interested in creating a relaxing haven in the home.

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“…there’s no better way to warm up than stepping into a hot tub, sauna or steam bath.” –Tennessean
Library Journal
With the help of this thematically arranged guide to spa design, you can bring the luxury and soothing warmth of the spa experience to your own home. Sanderfoot (What Color Is Your Swimming Pool?) is an expert in the pool and spa industry and writes in a comforting tone perfect for beginners. About half of the book covers hot tubs. Cut-away sections reveal the inner workings of equipment, helpful troubleshooting charts abound, and safety and chemical balances are thoroughly discussed. While there are no product comparisons, there are plenty of evaluation tips. This neatly packaged work is recommended where interest warrants. Copyright 2005 Reed Business Information.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781580175494
  • Publisher: Storey Books
  • Publication date: 5/1/2005
  • Pages: 160
  • Sales rank: 1,112,074
  • Product dimensions: 8.46 (w) x 10.84 (h) x 0.39 (d)

Meet the Author


Alan E. Sanderfoot, author of What Color Is Your Swimming Pool?, is the former editor and associate publisher of AQUA Magazine, the leading trade magazine for the pool and spa industry.
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