Pair up a Spa Pool and Pergola for a Winter Oasis

Pair up a Spa Pool and Pergola for a Winter Oasis

If you’re lucky enough to have a spa pool, we know where you’ll be spending most of your down time this winter. Hot, bubbly water on a cold night in your own backyard – is there anything better than that?

Actually yes, there is! Your perception of winter will never be the same once you realise the heavenly combination of spa pools and pergolas.

Spa pools in winter

The cold and dark of winter sends a lot of us inside to hunker down, leaving the backyard a little lonely and underused. But it doesn’t have to be this way. A spa pool is one of the best ways to continue using your outdoor space. Here’s some of the many benefits of having a spa pool in winter:

• It’ll warm you up and help you unwind.

• It lets you continue to get fresh air and enjoy the outdoors.

• It offers endless hours of family fun, which can be hard to come by when stuck indoors over winter.

• It will relieve stress, relax your muscles and contribute to a good night’s sleep.

Pergolas and spa pools are a match made in heaven

Spa pools in and of themselves are awesome, but there is a way to make them even better: pergolas. Here’s why putting your spa pool under a pergola makes all the difference:

• By sheltering your spa pool, you can still enjoy it when it’s raining or blowing a gale.

• You can make use of the pergola’s lighting, letting you read a book in the spa and find your way in and out safely.

• By having the pool conveniently located under your aluminium pergola, you’re not wandering over wood chips, grass or gardens in the dark trying to get to it.

• Installing a pergola over your spa pools offers beautiful aesthetics and an integrated, landscaped look for your yard.

• While getting into the warm spa pool is heavenly, getting out into the cold air is another matter. By having your spa pool under your pergola, you’re close to the house and can easily hang the towels somewhere convenient and close.

• With their mood lighting, potted plants and nearby seating, pergolas offer excellent ambiance for your evening spa pool session.

• Chances are, you’ll want to use your spa pool in the warmer months, too. The shade of the pergola makes this possible.

• Get the placement right and you might even be able to watch tv inside from your spa pool under the pergola!

Talk to Undercover Industries, Tauranga pergola specialists, today and we’ll help you reframe winter by pairing your spa pool with a pergola.

Illuminate Your Outdoor Space with These Pergola Lighting Tips

Illuminate Your Outdoor Space with These Pergola Lighting Tips

As we head into autumn, you may have noticed the days are getting shorter. But don’t let that stop you from enjoying your backyard to the fullest! Pergolas offer year-round outdoor comfort and lights are the best way to keep using them well into the cooler months. Read our clever lighting tips so you can keep using your pergolas after dark.

Get that ‘under the stars’ look with string lights

String lights are all the rage these days, adding light and ambiance to backyards and restaurants across NZ. If you’re keen to enhance the look of your patio with soft, dim lighting that’s affordable and easy to install, buy a pack or two of string lights. Choose dainty fairy lights or go for robust festoon lights – whatever floats your boat.

Light up the dining table

If the main attraction of your pergola is the prospect of outdoor eating, you’ll want to make sure everyone can see their dinner plates. At its earliest, the sun in Tauranga sets around 5pm, making pergola lighting, and possibly a patio heater, a necessity for winter dining. There are so many ways to illuminate the table – outdoor pendants, chandeliers, string lights and more – just check that all corners of the table are well lit.

Harness the sun

If you want to illuminate your backyard without the extra kilowatts, solar power is for you. String, garden and sensor lights all coming in solar-powered options where a small battery soaks up the sun’s rays during the day before automatically turning on at night. They often come with LED bulbs, so you know they won’t need regular replacing.

Show off pathways and stairs

If the patio under your pergola steps down into your backyard, this can become a tripping hazard in the dark. Continue to use this space with confidence even after the sun goes down by installing some pathway and stair lighting.

Pair pergola and garden lights

The thing about dark nights is that you can’t see your beautiful backyard beyond the pergola once the sun goes down. Get around this by pairing your patio lighting with some well-placed garden lights. Illuminating the greenery to showcase a different, more eerie side of your garden. The plants take on a whole new feel in the shadowy lighting which will enhance the atmosphere and remind you that you are surrounded by nature.

Maximise natural light

Our Laserlight pergola roofing sheets can help you make the most of the sun. They offer 99.9% UV protection, letting light in while reducing the heat and glare. Undercover Industries can also help you find the best place to build a pergola so your house still gets plenty of sunshine while your patio offers a comfy, shaded space to unwind.

Need somewhere to put your lights?

If you’ve bought the lights then realised you still don’t have a pergola, don’t panic! Give Undercover Industries a call and we’ll sort you out straightaway.