With the rise in popularity of swim spas over the last few years, many families looking to buy a pool for the first time are faced with a decision; should they buy a more traditional pool, or should they get a swim spa? The answer depends on the situation. However, there are things to know before making a decision.
1. What is a swim spa?
The most significant difference between a pool and a swim spa is the swim experience. Pools are more natural & less challenging to swim in. Swimming in a pool requires you to turn around at each end, sometimes having to turn multiple times before you ever reach your desired distance. On the other hand, the current in a swim spa uses large swimming jets to create a stream of moving water that you can swim in, allowing you to swim in one place without ever reaching the end or having to turn around.
2. What advantages does a swim spa have?
• Space: Land sizes are getting smaller, and swim spas fit onto a small block much more accessible than a swimming pool.
• Installation: Swim spas, in general, are much easier to install than a swimming pool. They are also much easier to move if you don't plan on staying in the same house long term.
• Additional features: Almost all swim spas incorporate 2-4 hydrotherapy spa seats
• Water: Swim spas use, on average, 5 times less water to fill them, and because they come with a sealed cover, they lose a lot less water to evaporation.
3. What maintenance does it need?
Swim spas with insulated covers will keep heat and water in a while, keeping dirt and debris out. Spas require far fewer chemicals than pools because they hold less water and have higher-functioning filtration systems. Some swim spas are even self-cleaning with vacuum systems built-in. Heated swim spas are less costly and more efficient than heated pools.
4. How much does it cost a swim spa?
Regarding purchasing, swim spas are priced between aboveground pools (typically $6,000-$10,000) and in-ground pools (typically $40,000+); selling for between $20,000-$30,000 on average.
On top of the cost of buying the swim spa, you will need a concrete pad to sit the swim spa on and an electrical connection. You may also need fencing, depending on your local council's by-laws. These additional investments mean that the minimum you will spend on a quality swim spa will be $30,000-$40,000 once it is installed in your backyard.
To summarize, "Why purchase our swim spa over a pool?
• Installation costs are 35% cheaper and can be installed in weeks rather than months.
• It costs 75% less per month to keep at your ideal temperature
• Less than half the cost to maintain
• Limitless options for fitness and fun
• Portable and can follow you wherever you move (if desired)
However your decision is when choosing between a swim spa or a pool, remember to look:
• At the size of your backyard
• The budget you are going to spend
• What will you use it for the most?
• How much time do you want to dedicate to maintenance
At Hot Tub Sales, we can help you find a swim spa that fits your lifestyle and desires. We offer unbeatable prices and provide them to you in our community. Feel free to give us a call or send us an email with your questions or comments.
Phone: 772-410-719 Email:firstname.lastname@example.org Address: 2201 SE Indian Street Building H Unit #22, Stuart, FL 34997