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Find the Right Hydropool Swim Spa for You


Are you considering a swim spa but not sure where to start? Finding the perfect Hydropool Swim Spa is unique for everyone, as each model meets different needs and wants. Let’s explore how to identify the right model to fit your lifestyle, space, and wellness goals.

Hydropool Swim Spas are renowned for their superior quality and innovative design. With a focus on user comfort and energy efficiency, they offer a seamless blend of luxury and practicality. Features like adjustable current streams, energy-efficient insulation, and self-cleaning technology set these swim spas apart, providing a premium and hassle-free experience.

Swim Spas vs. Hot Tubs - Understanding the Differences

When considering a Hydropool Swim Spa, it's essential to understand how it differs from a traditional hot tub. While both offer therapeutic benefits and relaxation, they serve distinct purposes and cater to different needs.

Swim Spas
Hot Tubs
Function and Purpose Swim spas provide a space for exercise and rehabilitation. They are equipped with powerful jets that create a current, allowing for swimming in place. This makes them ideal for fitness enthusiasts and those seeking physical therapy. Hot tubs are primarily focused on relaxation and hydrotherapy, which are perfect for unwinding after a long day. They typically feature seating around the perimeter and are equipped with jets for massage purposes.
Size and Space Generally larger, swim spas require more space. They are longer to accommodate swimming and often have additional areas for seated relaxation. More compact and round or square in design, hot tubs are suited for smaller spaces and typically accommodate fewer people.
Temperature and Usage Often set at a cooler temperature suitable for vigorous exercise, swim spas provide a versatile environment that can be adjusted based on whether you want to swim or relax. Hot tubs are usually maintained at higher temperatures for relaxation and hydrotherapy, ideal for muscle relaxation and stress relief.
Cost and Maintenance

The larger size and additional features typically make swim spas a more significant investment with potentially higher maintenance requirements. However, their versatility offers a wider range of benefits.

Generally more affordable and with potentially lower upkeep costs, hot tubs are a convenient option for those focusing solely on relaxation and hydrotherapy.

Assessing Your Needs and Space

Before diving into the selection process, it's essential to consider your needs. Ask yourself these questions:

  • Are you looking for relaxation, fitness, or both?
  • How much space can you dedicate to a swim spa?
  • Who will be using the swim spa and how often?

Understanding your objectives and the available space in your home will help you narrow down the options and find a model that seamlessly integrates into your lifestyle.

Exploring the Range

Hydropool offers a diverse range of swim spas designed to cater to different preferences and requirements. There's something for everyone, from compact models perfect for small spaces to larger units equipped with dual zones for swimming and hydrotherapy.

  • The All Rounder
    Something like the Hydropool AquaSport 17AX offers the largest pool area, making it a versatile choice for families, athletes, and those seeking therapeutic benefits. This all-in-one solution combines the leisure of a pool, the comfort of a hot tub, and the functionality of an aquatic gym. With two multi-hydrotherapy massage seats and adjustable water current resistance, it's perfectly suited for relaxation, vigorous workouts, or playful recreation.

Designed for those who desire more room to swim, exercise, or recover, this swim spa delivers unparalleled fun and functionality. Whether installed indoors or in your back garden, it promises a superior experience.

  • The Executive Comfort
    For those interested in enhancing their home with a multifunctional spa, options like the ExecutiveSport 19eX are worth exploring. These spas generally offer features such as hydrotherapy massage seats, which are ideal for relaxation and muscle recovery after intense workouts. The temperature-controlled water is a staple of such units, ensuring a comfortable experience year-round.
  • Spacious Home Spa
    In home spas, larger models like the Hydropool AquaTrainer 17AX cater to various needs, offering expansive pool areas. These types of spas often combine the leisure of a pool with the therapeutic benefits of a hot tub and the functionality of an aquatic gym. Features typically include multi-hydrotherapy massage seats for relaxation and adjustable water current resistance for tailored exercise or rehabilitation sessions.


A model such as the 17AX is designed to provide ample space for swimming, exercising, or simply enjoying playful moments. It's an example of how a well-sized spa can enhance indoor or garden living, offering a versatile and enjoyable environment right at home.


  • Compact Home Spa
    For those with limited space but a desire for fitness and relaxation at home, compact models like the 12FFP AquaPlay swim spa are an appealing option. These spas are tailored for garden-based fitness and fun, often fitting neatly into smaller areas. They typically feature swim jets that provide resistance akin to natural water currents, making them suitable for both swimming and various workouts. Contoured seating and massaging jets are common, offering hydrotherapy and relaxation benefits.

    These models, with their 12-foot length and multiple hydrotherapy seats, demonstrate how a swim spa can combine the advantages of a hot tub with the exercise capabilities of a larger pool, all in a space-efficient design.

Health and Wellness Benefits

Owning a Hydropool Swim Spa goes beyond luxury; it's an investment in your health. The buoyancy of water provides a low-impact environment for exercise, reducing strain on joints and muscles. Regular use can lead to improved flexibility, strength, and endurance. Additionally, hydrotherapy has been shown to aid in stress reduction, muscle recovery, and improved sleep patterns.

Customisation and Features

Hydropool Swim Spas come with various customisable features to enhance your experience. You can choose from various jet configurations for targeted massage, opt for mood-enhancing lighting, and add steps or handrails for easy access. These personal touches allow you to create a swim spa that meets your needs and reflects your style.

Making the Decision

When making your decision, consider factors like budget, ongoing maintenance, and warranty. You can make an informed decision by understanding your needs, exploring the range, and considering the long-term benefits. A Hydropool Swim Spa is more than just a purchase; it's a lifestyle enhancement that offers endless opportunities for relaxation and fitness.

Ready to take the next step? Explore our range of Hydropool Swim Spas online or visit our showroom to experience the luxury and benefits firsthand. Our team is ready to help you find the perfect model to transform your home into a haven of wellness and relaxation.

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About Us

The Hot Tub and Swim Spa Company specialise in providing hot tubs, swim spas, pools and gazebos and have experience of over 50 years in this industry. We also offer servicing and post-sales care for all of our customers to make sure that our customers get the best out of their hot tub.