In today's busy world, it seems like everyone wants a quiet sanctuary where they can escape the stresses of daily life. One way to transform your garden into a blissful oasis is to add a spa.
Many above-ground spas are available, and they can fit anywhere from two people to ten. You could also have an in-ground model installed. Today's spas offer a wide array of massaging jets, colorful underwater lights, waterfalls, and even televisions. Your spa will definitely require maintenance and upkeep, so check the owner's manual that comes with it.
Add aromatic plants like roses or tea olive near your spa to enhance your sensory experience. Just make sure that they're clear of any splashing, since the water could potentially damage the foliage.
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