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Jacuzzi® Hot Tub vs. Swim Spa – How To Decide?


Not sure whether to invest in a hot tub or a swim spa for your Orange County home? A hot tub or swim spa can be one of the most rewarding purchases that you will ever make. However, you only need one or the other.

The question is, which one is right for your home?

Before you pull out the credit card, we break down the distinct features that make each one unique and highlight a few things to consider to help you in your decision-making. Read on for more!

Hot Tubs

More than just a tub filled with hot water, hot tubs provide ultimate relaxation and escape from the daily grind.  Perfect tools for hydrotherapy, research shows that just 20 minutes in a hot tub can reduce stress, provide pain relief, and even treat chronic conditions such as arthritis.

High-performance jets also help to move the water in powerful new ways to give you a full-body hydromassage and melt away your troubles.

If you haven’t yet tried it, you’ll be in for an exhilarating experience!

Swim Spas

If you’ve dreamed of owning a swimming pool but didn’t quite have the budget or considered getting a hot tub, but thought it was too small, then a swim spa is the perfect compromise.

A hybrid between a swimming pool and hot tub, swim spas allow you to swim continuously against a water current without ever having to turn to complete a lap.

If you’re seeking a challenging aquatic workout in a pool that will take up the least amount of space, then a swim spa may be the solution you’ve been looking for.

A Few Things to Consider

So now you know the difference between a hot tub and a swim spa, here are few things to consider.


Now’s a good time as any to think about your goals. Is relaxing and socializing more important to you? Or do you want to improve your swimming and endurance?

How you answer these questions will help inform your purchasing decision.


Do you want a small and intimate hot tub or one large enough for your friends and family? Swim spa models tend to come in a standard 15 feet long by 8 feet wide, so you’ll need to have space to accommodate this in your backyard.


Do you prefer a round or square hot tub? Or do you need a uniquely-shaped hot tub to fit that special area of your yard or room in your home?

It’s also important to know that swim spas can be in-ground and flushed into your deck or patio or can sit above-ground.

Hot Tub Benefits

  • Improve circulation and lower blood sugar levels
  • Sleep better at night and have better days
  • Ease sore muscles and stiff joints

Swim Spa Benefits

  • Jog, run, swim and row
  • Get resistance by adjusting the jet speed
  • Kick back and relax after a workout

Hot Tubs and Swim Spas for Sale at Aqua Paradise

Are you interested in purchasing a hot tub or a swim spa? If so, Aqua Paradise in Orange County is a great place to start.

We have a range of Jacuzzi® Hot Tubs and Swim Spas available at our showrooms in Southern California.


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