The word spa is of Latin origin, it means "Salus Per Aquam" which means "Health From Water". After the benefits of water to the body were first discovered by the Romans, it spread to Europe and then to other continents in time. Today, these methods are applied in spa centers by expert therapists with various techniques. The use of water is essential in spa centers preferred for relaxation, revitalization, skin and body care, and purification. It is also important to provide a calm atmosphere in spa centers, which are preferred to get away from the stressful and chaotic environment of daily life. The architectural design and applications of spa centers differ according to the methods offered at the spa. The spa design that requires experience should be carried out by professional teams.
Although spas are functional spaces, they must appeal to the eye in terms of aesthetics. In the construction of the pool and sauna areas, it is necessary to produce solutions under the demand and the conditions of the place and prioritize customer satisfaction. When spa design companies master all these issues, the results are much better.
The needs of individuals and organizations that aim to benefit from the healing power of water in the design of spa areas are decisive. The most basic requirements for successful results are that the designer who undertakes the work pays attention to quality is customer-oriented, honest, has a command of the construction sector, and is competent in architectural matters. When it comes to the design of spa areas, it is important to know that different concepts require different techniques. In this respect, the awareness that pool construction and sauna construction are different processes comes first of all.
Pool Construction: There are two types of pools: outdoor pool and indoor pool. The sub-category includes pool types such as decorative pools, prefabricated pools, shock pools, and pond pools. It is necessary to pay attention to the quality of the material used in the construction of the pool and its resistance to different conditions and climatic conditions. Once these basic qualities are provided, it is possible to focus on usefulness and a stylish appearance. For example, if there is a large area for the swimming pool, the pools are produced with the balance tank with the overflow channel on the top; Pools made with a skimmer system can be preferred for narrow spaces.
· In the construction of natural, semi-natural, and formal ornamental pools, it is necessary to control the area, clarify the location, determine the size and depth of the pool, dig the area into its form, place the filters, and follow the water filling processes.
· Prefabricated pools, one of the most popular pool types, are completed in a short time after the excavation stage, and then floor and installation placement processes are started. Additions such as filling material, patio preference, vacuum type are also made on-demand.
· In the construction of thermal pools, material quality, salty or thermal water hygiene should be extremely high. In the thermal pool concept, the benefit is maximized by connecting partially open or partially closed waterfalls, rivers, lagoons, and water massage areas. In this pool architecture, it is essential that the environment where the pool will be built is suitable for this construction and the design is suitable for environmental factors.
In pool construction, it is extremely important to pay attention to the correct and proper installation of the pool's mechanical installations, the quality of the glass mosaic coating used in the pool, the careful insulation of the pool, and the removal of the reinforced concrete cracks that occur during the construction of the pool. The first stage starts with planning. Then, the excavation phase, the creation of the physical structure of the pool, the completion of the sanitary and electrical installation, the realization of the deck section and the thermal pool is completed.
Turkish Bath Construction: The Turkish bath, which is one of the best examples of traditional and cultural history, can be for personal and commercial use. With the use of quality materials, a design that gives a sense of peace and comfort, a functional ventilation and heating system, hygiene is indispensable for the Turkish bath.
While building the bath, attention should be paid to the fact that the wall structure is hard, the marbles used are non-porous and the number of joints is minimum. Also, the distance between the basins should be well defined; The distance between the faucet and the basin should be ideal, the heating and ventilation systems should be suitable for the bath area. The heating system is of two types, electric and hot water. In the hot water heating method, heating pipes pass over the thermal insulation plates. In the electric heating method, the bath does not need to be heated all the time, it is sufficient to turn on the electrical system just before the bath is used.
Sauna Construction: Building saunas and steam rooms for hotels, thermal facilities, and houses are completed in a short time with the help of developing technology and qualified work. Home saunas, which are one of the special projects, cover the design, construction, installation, and maintenance processes. Reflective foil, tiles, cedar, lighting, heater, and cables are used in sauna construction. These must be selected carefully to ensure high comfort and safety. In sauna design, attention should be paid to issues such as the size of the pool and the cedar area, interior height, location of the benches, wall and bench material preference, and heater position.
The difference between Turkish baths and sauna is their humidity values. Although the humidity in the bath is around zero degrees, the temperature is not high.
Construction of Care and Therapy Rooms: It is possible to say that spa techniques have also improved thanks to the development of technology. Snow room, steam room, and salt room stand out in this regard.
Thanks to the snow room, it is now possible to enjoy the snow in the summer months. There are some points to be considered in the construction of snow rooms. Pass-through polyurethane material should be preferred for the door, the cooling system should be of good quality and the cooling products should work in integrity, and there should be a heating system at the base.
Steam room: basically, steam is created in the steam room and this steam is stored inside. The steam mustn't dissolve and escapes. For this reason, a pre-assembled monolithic, one-piece system is often used in the construction of the steam room. A vapor barrier can also be installed inside this area. The floors, walls, and other surfaces in the steam room must be resistant to moisture and vapor absorption. The thermostat and steam generator are also among the important hardware equipment. The size of the steam room plays an important role in the selection of the generator.
Salt room: in the construction of the salt room, location determination, planning the design features, and projecting are involved. The basic logic in salt rooms, whose use is increasing in areas such as wellness centers, natural treatment clinics, is to benefit from the beneficial components in the salt content.
Spa Design is an area of expertise that creates different spa areas and concepts suitable for various treatments and treatments. For all these structures to offer a functional, trouble-free, comfortable use area and to integrate with an aesthetic appearance, it is important to research among spa consultancy companies and to choose the reliable one. Çilek Havuz Spa Design, one of the leading companies in the sector, offers you the spa concept you want with its expert staff and years of experience. Based on customer satisfaction, Çilek Havuz Spa Design makes a difference with its sustainable and innovative vision.