When people are considering pools and hot tubs, sometimes neither is a good fit. Maybe a pool is too big and you don’t have space for it. Maybe a hot tub is too small and you really want to be able to swim for exercise. In recent years, swim spas have emerged as a great third option. You may have never heard of swim spas or may not know what they are. Swim spas are a great choice for exercise because they allow you to swim in a current of water, so you can swim in a smaller space and not have to turn and do laps like a traditional pool. They also take up much less space than a pool, but are much more useful than a hot tub.
If you think you may be interested in a swim spa, it is important to know that they come in many different sizes and categories, so you should check with a hot tub or pool specialist to talk about what you are looking for specifically. Make sure you get the features that are important to you. Some swim spas even double with many hot tub features, like heated areas of water or jets for therapeutic hydrotherapy. Most swim spas are between 12 and 24 feet long.
Here are some of the options you should consider:
- Do you want a deck or landscaping around your swim spa?
- Do you want to be able to move your swim spa seasonally or take it with you if you move?
- Do you want to install it outdoors or indoors? Some swim spas can be installed indoors with correct measures to mitigate the humidity they may create.
If you are ready to learn more about swim spas, call us at The Hot Tub Store. We can help you decide whether a pool, hot tub or swim spa is the best fit for you and your family.