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, sauna rooms, and steam baths. The options in prefab and easy-installation home units that are now available can be overwhelming. A GUIDE TO HOT TUBS, SAUNAS, AND STEAM BATHS is the one guidebook homeowners will need for selecting, installing, and enjoying these home spa components. Full-colour photographs complement the text and show the reader the range of designs avail- able for both indoor and outdoor settings. In addition to demystifying the variety of units to choose from, author Alan Sanderfoot explains the installation and environmental requirements, addressing such issues as water, drainage, floor and ceiling surfaces, vapour 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, A GUIDE TO 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.