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Why Are So Many People Buying Swim Spas?

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Over the last few years, Swim Spas have become very popular for some good reasons. A swim spa can provide the benefits of a Spa as well as a swimming pool at the same time. They are not as large as traditional swimming pools but are able to provide a way for a person to continuously swim against strong water jets that provide warm currents of water. A swim spa makes it possible for a person to get all the benefits of swimming, without ever reaching the end of a pool and turning around.

The spa has two main sections that allow doing workouts and relaxing after them. Some swim spas, which are usually small in size, are not heated as much as hot tubs. However, larger swim spas have “dual-zone” heating; the primary section for the workouts is cold, while the second one for relaxing is hot.
The installation of swim spas differs in cost and the required effort depending on your preference on whether you would like it to be installed in your garden, or if that you would prefer a built-in model. Built-in models are definitely more expensive. There are some disadvantages of swim spas that you should be aware of before deciding on getting one. The most important one is the high electricity and heating bills. Swim spas can’t also be used for summer parties, however, if you are a professional swimmer or an athlete, you should definitely go for it. Here, we have collected 10 more reasons why you might need a swim spa.

By now, most people know what a swim spa is. What most people don’t know is that swim spas have actually been around for over 25 years! Only a few years ago swim spas were a relatively rare thing to see in backyards. However, in the last 5 or so years, swim spa sales have exploded! Why are so many people turning away from pools and instead of purchasing swim spas? There are actually a few reasons and this's some of the most popular:

EXERCISE

Many people purchase a swim spa because it is an excellent way to exercise. The beauty of a swim spa is that it allows owners to regularly get a complete workout. Because of its amazing benefits, a person can exercise and not experience an impact on their joints like running or walking. It is also an effective way to improve cardiovascular functions. When people use a swim spa for exercise, they find it so enjoyable, they seldom miss a workout.

PORTABLE

When someone buys a new home, they may not have enough space for a full pool. Because of this, swim spas make the perfect option. They can be easily moved across the street or across the globe. Many people enjoy this option, as it also makes it possible to move the swim spa inside during very cold weather or into different areas around the backyard.

MAINTENANCE

In some parts of the country, people deal with having hard water. One of the issues with hard water occurs when it is heated, the minerals in it form scale. This scale can stick to pipes and other parts of a swim spa. Scale build-up can damage the ability of a water heater in a swim spa to have efficient heat transfer. This can also cause the elements in the swim spa to work harder resulting in more energy use and parts wearing out early. Fortunately, any hard water problems can be controlled with certain chemicals and since a swim spa is smaller in size than that of a swimming pool, it is much easier to maintain. It also requires fewer chemicals to eliminate the effects of hard water.

INSTALLATION

Not only are swim spas easier to fit in small backyards, but they’re also much easier (and cheaper) to install. A standard in-ground pool takes anywhere from a few days to a few weeks to install and requires completely tearing apart your backyard. Once the pool is complete, you’re left with a muddy mess that needs to be re-sodded and landscaped. This adds more time, and expense, to your pool project.

Swim spas, on the other hand, only require a poured concrete foundation and basic electrical installation. Since they are completely self-contained units, they can be delivered and installed within a few hours; without completely tearing your backyard apart.

HEALTH BENEFITS

A swim spa is very good for individuals who have problems with their joints or arthritis. The warm water is very soothing and relaxing. It’s also perfect for those people who have physically demanding occupations. A swim spa can provide the necessary motion of warm water to help loosen muscles that are tight and sore. Many people find the motion of the warm water a form of massage that eases their stress from the day. Having relaxed muscles and lower stress may also give a better mental outlook on things. Swim spa owners also report that using it helps them with their sleep.

BACKYARDS ARE GETTING SMALLER

Another one of the main reasons why more and more people are turning to swim spas is that backyards keep getting smaller. Builders keep trying to fit more and more houses in a smaller and smaller area. As they do, backyards continue to shrink. Not too many people want their entire outside space taken up by a pool so many are turning to the smaller swim spas to get their swimming fix. Swim spas are able to fit in places where other swimming pools simply can’t.

LESS MAINTENANCE

There are a few reasons why swim spas require much less maintenance than pools. In outdoor pools, UV from the Sun breaks down the chlorine in the water, increasing the chances of the pool going cloudy or green. Swim spas are covered most of the time, virtually eliminating this problem.
Unlike pools, swim spas don’t need to be brushed and vacuumed every week to keep the walls clean. You also do not have to skim the surface of the swim spa. The surface area of the water is small enough that the skimmer can remove any floating debris on its own.
Swim spa filters are able to filter water to a finer degree than pool filters. While the average pool filter only filters water down to about 30-40 microns, an average swim spa filter is able to filter down to around 10 microns. This means that swim spa filters are able to filter out finer debris; keeping the water clear more easily.

FITNESS

While some people choose swim spas because they are so easy to maintain, others are drawn to their unique fitness options. The current systems found in most swim spas allow you to infinitely swim at your own pace. Not only that, but most also come with other fitness options, including rowing kits, exercise bars for aqua fitness, cross-training programs, and more!
To people looking for a great fitness pool, swim spas allow for a total body cross-training workout.

RELAXATION

While getting in shape is great, sometimes you just want to relax! Swim spas are the perfect pool for relaxing after a hard day. Whether you’re cooling down in the swim tank, floating in your favourite pool chair, or enjoying a relaxing, therapeutic massage in one of their therapy seats, swim spas are made for relaxation!

WRAPPING UP

With all of the benefits that swim spas offer over traditional pools, it’s no wonder that swim spas have exploded in popularity over the last few years. Whether you’re looking to save money, extend your swimming season, get in shape, reduce your weekly pool maintenance, or simply relax; swim spas might be what you’re looking for!

Individuals who own a swim spa feel they are the perfect combination of use and function. It’s a wonderful cost-effective investment for any home and great for anyone with limited space. They also benefit those who want quality exercise and/or relaxation. You can use a swim spa year-round as colder temperatures are no problem thanks to their numerous heating options. Now is the perfect time to get a swim spa for your home.

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