Have you been considering the merits of getting a swim spa? For those of you who aren’t sure what a swim spa is, here is a brief description: A swim spa is an alternative to a swimming pool, combining features of both a swimming pool and a hot tub. A swim spa has a strong continuous propulsion of water which you can swim against, the effect of which is similar to swimming in a pool. Think of it as a water treadmill — you keep swimming forward, and the jets hold you in place. But there is so much more! Swim spas have a multitude of additional benefits that could very well make them the perfect choice for you. Read on to see how you could really start 2022 off right with a swim spa.
Swim spas take up a much smaller area than a swimming pool, which is a feature that makes them perfect for people with limited space.
Less Costly than a Pool
The cost of a swim spa and its installation is somewhere between 25-50% less than that of a basic inground swimming pool. Swim spas also come with a safety cover, which would be an additional cost for a swimming pool. Furthermore, a swim spa can be installed in a day or two, compared to the much lengthier time for inground pool construction.
Cheaper Operating Costs
Because swim spas have a smaller volume of water than a pool, they cost less to operate and maintain. The time to completely turn the swim spa water through its filtration system is less than an hour, compared to 8-12 hours for a standard swimming pool. A swim spa also uses fewer chemicals and costs a fraction to heat compared to a larger pool.
With a swim spa, you can forget about packing your gym bag and standing in line for a turn at the stair-stepper or the T-bar machine. You have the convenience of being able to work out at home without the hassle. It is possible to get a complete workout in a swim spa. You can swim or jog against the current, or you can use the rowing attachment for a great cardio routine. Add water weights and strength bands, and you have an effective full-body workout routine. A swim spa in your backyard could definitely help you achieve your fitness goals. Best of all, with heated water, it is available to you to use 12 months out of the year.
Benefits of a Hot Tub
In addition to the fitness benefits a swim spa provides, it also has the same perks you would get from a hot tub. Using your swim spa as a hot tub can improve sleep, reduce stress, lower blood pressure, and relax muscles after a workout. Plus, your swim spa is an excellent place to gather with friends and family. Some models such as the Marquis V150® Swim Spa seat up to ten people.
For centuries, doctors have been recommending hydrotherapy as a treatment for many conditions. The heat and buoyancy of the water increase blood circulation and reduce inflammation, both of which relieve pain and promote the healing of muscle and joint injuries. Also, hydrotherapy has often been recommended for relieving some of the symptoms of MS and arthritis, among other conditions. A swim spa makes it possible for you to get all the benefits hydrotherapy offers.
Are you thinking of getting a swim spa? As you can see, a swim spa is the best of both worlds in that it provides the benefits of a swimming pool and a hot tub. What sets them apart, however, is that they can be used year-round for fitness and for relaxing. They are also a smaller, less costly option than a pool. Start 2022 off right with a swim spa. Stop by Aqua Pools to see what we have in stock, or ask us about making a special order for you to make 2022 one of the best years ever!