You’ve finally decided to take the plunge and get a pool. Swim spas are a great substitute for traditional inground pools. Here are 3 great reasons why buying a swim spa will save you money and provide all of the fun, function, and home improvement you desire.
Swim spas come in many different shapes, sizes, and materials but have the added benefit of a water current. In fact, they are an all-in-one solution if you’re looking for the ultimate pool.
Most swim spas take up less space than traditional inground pools. Their footprint size can be as small as 8′ x 20′ or go as large as 10’x22’ to accommodate multiple users. Depending on the construction material, some models can be installed either inground or above ground. Build one into a deck, tuck it in the corner of a room, or even create a sunroom solarium oasis.
The vessel weight of a typical swim spa is less than that of a gunite or cement pool. Because of this, you can install one on an upper floor or balcony. These pools can go virtually anywhere. It only takes your imagination and finding the right pool for your lifestyle.
A smaller footprint can also mean less construction. Once the room is prepared it doesn’t take long to install a swim spa. Some can be delivered in sections, making them easy to fit into small spaces. Whether you’re building a new room or looking to fit your pool into an existing space, less construction means less money.
Swim spas hold a smaller body of water than most inground pools. With less water, there’s less to heat and fewer chemicals needed – a cost savings on both accounts. If you choose a fiberglass unit that’s constructed with a wood core, you’ll get more temperature retention and spend even less. In addition, the gel coat on fiberglass pools acts as a barrier against moisture absorption so you’ll fill it less often. All this adds up to a pool that’s better for the environment and easier on your wallet.
The beauty of a swim spa is that you get the function of a large pool in the ultimate small pool package. The integrated water current allows you to successfully swim, exercise, rehab and relax. Some of the more advanced currents on the market have up to 99 adjustable speeds to challenge the most competitive swimmer, yet are gentle enough for rehab and relaxation. There’s no limit to what you can achieve: full-body workouts, swim training, family fun, or relaxing after a hard day are all possible.
The best part is that you have endless options and no matter where you live, you can use it all year long. If you choose an outside installation, you only need to cover it for use throughout the year. Just imagine enjoying your swim spa on a snowy day.
So, what are you waiting for? Start planning now for a swim spa pool that has tremendous versatility, but comes with less hassle and less cost than other types of inground pools.