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Swim Spa vs. Traditional Pool: Which is Right for You?

If you’re looking to add value to your property - and to enhance your lifestyle - a swim spa or a pool is a great idea. Both have a wide range of benefits, look great and can be an appealing asset to any home. But which option should you go for? A swim spa and a pool will each have something different to offer so it’s important to make the choice that is right for you.

Swim spa vs traditional pool - what to think about

  • The space you have available. If you opt for a swimming pool then you will need to have a sizable area available for the pool. A huge water feature like this can be appealing - or it may not be something that you really have space for or want to make the focus of your outdoor area. This is where a swim spa can be an advantage. The technology in a swim spa generates a current that you can swim against and this, effectively, creates a pool of unlimited length. You can just keep swimming and swimming in the same space. So, if you don’t have that much space available - or you’re not keen for the space you do have to be taken up by a large pool - the swim spa can be the better choice.
  • Do you want to use it all year round? The reality is that most pools get their use in summer and then the area is covered for the winter months. This is because they don’t stand up that well to seasonal changes and heating swimming pools in the winter can be expensive and difficult to do. That’s not the case for a swim spa, however, which you will be able to use all year round. That means all the benefits of hydrotherapy, from improved wellness to better sleep, are much more accessible.
  • The budget that you can spend. Installing a swimming pool in any property can be expensive. Even the most modest designs can set you back around £20,000 with the top end options coming in at around £100,000. In contrast, a swim spa can be installed from anywhere between £17,000 and £40,000. It’s much cheaper to get the best model with a swim spa than a pool.
  • The amount of maintenance you want to do. Another key difference between a swim spa and a traditional pool is that the pool is likely to require a lot more maintenance. So, the choice between a swim spa and a pool may come down to the time - and budget - that you have available for this. Daily maintenance for a pool can cost up to £15, compared to £8 for the maintenance of a swim spa. This may not seem much but added up over the course of a year it’s a significant difference.

A swim spa is a great option for any property, whether you’re looking to use it for fitness or fun. We 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. We are proud to have a multi-award-winning showroom located in Kent, so please come down and try out our huge range

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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.