If you want the freedom to swim and exercise and the ability to kick back and relax, look no further. A swim spa can offer you all the best things a pool and a hot tub have to offer in one chic yet functional unit.
A swim spa not only enables you to soak in heated water with jets massaging your body, it can also give you a complete workout. With sizes running from 12 to 19 feet, they work in just about any outdoor space.
Here are the four best things to have in mind before buying a swim spa…
The Functionality of Swim Spas
Swim spas come with a built-in current system, created by jets or propulsion. The speed of this continuous current can be turned up or down to match your skill level. This is especially helpful for those who want to get a workout but may not be able to swim laps in a traditional pool.
Swim spas are also equipped with jets that provide a hydrotherapy-type massage, similar to what you would find in a hot tub. These can be very helpful in relieving muscle pain and tension.
The temperature can also be changed to accommodate your needs. If you decide to soak in the spa section, you can set it at 104° F, but then turn it back to 80° F for swimming or exercising. The jets can also be customized to suit the style of massage you want.
One of the best things about a swim spa, however, is that, unlike a pool, you can use it for swimming year-round thanks to special insulation and built-in heaters.
The Installation Process for Swim Spas
As long as you have ample space for the unit you’re purchasing and plan to place it on a strong, flat surface able to withstand its weight once filled, there are no hard and fast installation rules.
A swim spa can be used indoors or outdoors. It can be above-ground or partially- or fully-recessed for a sunken look or it can be placed on a patio, deck, or any other sturdy surface.
Locating your spa near a water source, such as a garden hose, will make filling it easier but, if that’s not possible, you can buy a hose extension or have the water trucked in.
The Health Benefits of Swim Spas
Everyone knows exercise is good for them. Well, swim spas can take exercise to the next level. How? Exercise in the water has two advantages over traditional land activities.
Firstly, the buoyancy of the water protects your joints from impact, and secondly, the resistance the water offers increases your calorie burn.
While swimming stationary laps against a current are the most common exercise, it certainly isn’t your only option. You can row, do resistance training, walk, jog, or even do some types of aerobic activity.
And the benefits of these activities are numerous. From weight loss and management to improving your cardiovascular and lung health to toning and strengthening your muscles, aquatic exercise has a lot to offer.
It can also increase your flexibility and help to improve your balance as well as help you combat stress.
The Benefits of Jacuzzi® Swim Spas
Jacuzzi® Swim Spas are popular the world over for their use of the latest technologies and environmental practices.
Known as the only self-cleaning swim spa in the world, this well-known line is sold through a 250-plus retailer network in more than 40 countries.
Jacuzzi Swim Spas at Aqua Paradise
The customer always comes first at Aqua Paradise. Drop-in at our Orange County showroom to shop for high-quality swim spas, hot tubs, saunas, and fire tables.
Our experts are always on hand to help you find what you’re looking for.
We also provide the best hot tub maintenance in Orange County. Contact us today to schedule a service call.