For many, the thought of buying a home that has a swimming pool is one of great benefit and something that they look forward to immensely. For others, however, the thought of buying a house with an existing pool is a deal breaker. So, what do you do with an old pool? Do you spend the many thousands to have the pool removed from the premises completely or do you spend even more to have the pool brought back to life with a complete refurbishment? There is a third option. Rather than tearing the pool out completely, some have chosen to use this as a base for the installation of a brand new, modern swim spa.
As most now know a swim spa is a "pool" that has a propulsion system built into one end that generates a strong current that the swimmer can then swim against. You can also shut off the propulsion system and use the pool as a lounge pool as well. This is great for when the kids come to visit and you just require the relaxation of a pool without the propulsion system enabled. By using the footprint of the old pool you are also able to build an excellent outdoor area around the site of the old pool once construction on the swim spa is complete.
You will find that the smaller footprint of the swim spa opens up all kinds of possibilities for adding decking, gazebo or other structure to compliment your new swim spa. The benefits of having a swim spa for health reasons cannot be overstated. Swimming "laps" against the current or even engaging in water yoga or aerobics are all proven methods of getting and staying fit.
So, if you truly love the property you have recently looked at that has a pool, you do have options. Explore the world of swim spas and talk to your representative about changing the old pool into a world-class swim spa experience. You will be surprised how many options are available.