Everything You Need to Know About Swim Spas
If you want the fitness advantages a pool has to offer and long for the relaxation a hot tub provides, but don’t have the budget to install both, a swim spa could be just what you’re looking for. The perfect mixture of pool and hot tub, a swim spa offers incredible fitness and relaxation opportunities all in one sleek package.
With a swim spa, you can soak and relax in heated water, enjoy a refreshing swim or put in a full-body workout at any time of the year. Ranging in size from 12 to 19 feet, a swim spa can easily fit into the landscaping of just about any back yard.
How They Work
Swim spas boast built-in current systems to provide you with a constant current to swim against. The current, created by a jet or propulsions system, can be customized to match your skill or energy level.
You’re also able to adjust the temperature to your liking. You can heat things up for a spa-like experience or lower it to the 80s for exercising. Heat isn’t the only similarity swim spas have to hot tubs. They also have adjustable massage jets for a soothing soak or to target trigger points and sore areas of the body. Swim spas have built-in heaters and are insulated against the cold, making it possible to use year-round.
How to Install
The sky is really the limit when it comes to the installation of your swim spa. They can be installed inside or outside, above-ground or partially- or fully-recessed.
The spot where you want to install the spa should be a flat, sturdy surface that can withstand the weight of a filled spa — approximately 20,000 pounds. It should also be relatively close to a water source, such as a garden hose, to fill it up. It will also require a GFCI electrical hook-up by an electrician.
The Health Benefits
Swim spas are designed to accommodate many forms of exercise. From traditional swimming to rowing to jogging and resistance training, the possibilities really are endless.
Not only will regular use of your swim spa improve your cardiovascular and lung health, but it will also tone and strengthen your muscles and help you lose unwanted weight or maintain a healthy weight. It will also increase your flexibility and overall mobility.
As an added bonus, exercising in the water not only protects your joints from impact, it offers a higher calorie burn than many traditional land exercises.
The exercise and relaxation a swim spa offers is also great for combating stress and improving sleep quality.
The Benefits of Hydropool sWIM Spas
Hydropool Swim Spas, the only self-cleaning swim spa in the world, are sold through a 250-plus retailer network in more than 40 countries worldwide.
Using the latest technologies and environmental practices, the Hydropool brand offers an efficient, high-quality product that will serve you for many years to come.
If you want to enjoy everything a pool and a hot tub have to offer in one neat package, SunSpa can help. Drop-in for a visit at our Calgary spa store to check out the swim spa features offered by Hydropool. If you have questions or are interested in getting a quote, visit us in-store or send us a message. One of our experts would be pleased to serve you.