If you’re looking at a small pool installation, look no further than a swim spa. While full-sized swimming pools have their purpose – think Olympics, swimming competitions, and water theme parks – there are so many more benefits to going small. Here’s why:
A small pool or swim spa is uses fewer resources, takes up less space, has is less costly than a larger pool. If you’re mindful of the environment, are concerned about space or don’t want the costs associated with a bigger pool, choose a swim spa. Now, let’s dive in further.
Small pools and swim spas generate a smaller carbon footprint. They require less water, fewer chemicals, and less electricity. You can easily heat a small pool with solar panels, eliminating other heat sources all together. A win-win for the environment and your wallet. From the initial fill to topping off your pool to draining it for cleaning, you’ll use significantly less water. This is also a major environmental benefit.
It’s much easier to drain a small pool for cleaning. Once drained, it’s also easier to clean. Have you considered a small fiberglass pool? The smooth Gelcoat finish makes it hard for algae to adhere to the surface and wiping down the tile line and pool walls is a snap.
Smaller pool use less water which equals fewer chemicals. This is makes it easier to maintain the water quality. Also, fewer chemicals means less out-of-pocket expenses. In addition, it costs less money to heat a small pool, especially if you keep it covered when not in use. Some small pools are extremely well insulated. Fiberglass swim spas for instance have a solid wood core for extra strength and insulation. The more well insulated they are, the better they maintain heat.
Are you thinking of an in-home installation but afraid of humidity? Due to their small size, there’s no need for costly dehumidification systems. A smaller pool footprint equals less construction for a more budget friendly installation. This is especially important if you want your pool inside. Many swim spas can fit in spaces as small as 12’ x 20’. You can even find some pools that arrive in sections for tight access. Plus, once the space is ready, most swim spas can be installed in as little as 2-3 days.
Bottom line – Small pools are more efficient and less costly to run. And the best part – swim spas offer more function in a smaller footprint. So go small. The environment, your wallet, your home, and your health will be glad you did.