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Why Invest in a Swim Spa?

Enjoy swimming in the winter and a host of other benefits…

In recent years, the wellness industry has experienced a remarkable surge in popularity. People are seeking features that are fun, but also enhance their overall well-being. But what if you want a hot tub for evening soaks and socializing, but the kids are clamouring for a pool — and you don’t have the room or inclination for both? 

A swim spa is a solution that could make everyone happy. Once a pretty rare backyard feature, swim spas have emerged as a highly sought-after option, especially in colder climates. In this post, we’ll explore the remarkable features and benefits of swim spas. Let’s get started!

What is a swim spa?

A swim spa is part swimming pool and part hot tub, combining the benefits of both in a compact unit. It features a swimming area with powerful jets that create a current for swimming or exercising plus seating areas with hydrotherapy jets for relaxation and therapeutic benefits. 

They are versatile and suitable for various activities, making them a popular choice for those with limited space who want the convenience of a pool and the relaxation of a hot tub in one package.

Why invest in a swim spa?

There are many compelling reasons to invest in a swim spa, from fitness and relaxation to year-round enjoyment and space-saving design. 

  • Swim all year round — Because of our Canadian climate, outdoor swimming is usually limited to five or six months of the year. But because swim spas are insulated against the cold just like hot tubs, you can extend your swimming season into the winter months. 

  • Enjoy a variety of aquatic activities — With a swim spa, the activities you can engage in are only limited by your imagination and preferences. You can swim, do laps, ride a boogie board or even kayak if your swim spa is large enough. 

  • Relax with hydrotherapy — Most swim spas have built-in seating areas with hydrotherapy jets. You can sit back, relax and let the warmth of the water relieve muscle tension and reduce stress. The water temperature can be set to 40º Celsius (104º Farenheit), just like a standard hot tub or spa.

  • Play water sports — The powerful jets in swim spas mimic natural currents, making them perfect for lap swimming. The jets can be turned off if you want to play water sports or just float around in an inner tube.

  • Prevent injury — The resistance created by the current lets you build strength and stamina without putting excessive pressure on your joints, making it perfect for those wanting to get into shape or recover from an injury.

  • Add more features to your yard — Not everyone wants a huge, inground pool to dominate their backyard. Because swim spas take up much less space, you’re able to include other features in your backyard design, such as an outdoor kitchen, more extensive gardens or even an outdoor living area.

Customize your swim spa with fun accessories

Swim spas come with countless options, making it easy to personalize your experience. Here are just a few:

  • LED lighting — LED lights can be installed in and around the swim spa, creating a visually appealing and customizable ambiance. You can choose different colours and lighting effects to set the mood or enhance the aesthetic appeal of your swim spa.

  • Sound Systems — Swim spas can be equipped with built-in sound systems or Bluetooth-enabled speakers, allowing you to enjoy your favorite music or podcasts while relaxing or exercising in the water.

  • Connect to Wi-Fi — Some swim spas offer Wi-Fi connectivity, enabling you to control various functions — such as temperature, jet settings and lighting — remotely using a smartphone or other devices.

  • Swim tether systems — Swim tether systems provide additional support for swimming or resistance-based exercises. They consist of an anchor point and a tether attached to your body, allowing you to swim or exercise in place with greater stability.

  • Water features — Water features like waterfalls or fountains can be incorporated into the design of your swim spa. These features add a soothing and tranquil element to the environment while making the experience more fun and exciting!

  • Cover lifters — A cover lifter makes it easier to open and close the swim spa cover, reducing  the effort required to access the swim spa. It helps prolong the life of the cover and it sure is nice not having to put on the cover manually, especially in the winter!

Is a swim spa right for you?

This is a question only you can answer, but if you want some more information about swim spas — such as how to install them, how much it costs to heat them (not as much as you think) or how to incorporate them into your landscape design — simply schedule a consultation with a member of our team. We’ll be happy to help you decide if a swim spa is right for your family.