Which Is Right For Me? A Swim Spa, Or A Pool & Spa Combination?

A spa is a great option to have in your swimming pool. When you want to relax after a tiring day, the spa allows you to have a luxuriant experience. There are two options for homeowners. One is to get a swim spa, which is a spa with little space for swimming. A pool and spa combo is another option. This is a regular swimming pool with a small section for a spa. If you are confused about which option to choose, then our article will help you.


What Is A Swim Spa?

swim spa is a small swimming pool that has an in-built spa with all features of a spa. Like a spa, it has hydro jets that would allow you to have a relaxing experience. This effectively gives you a private spa in your home. If you are recovering from sports injuries or generally have pains and aches, getting a swim spa is a great option.

Apart from hydrotherapy jets, it also has swim jets. This adds resistance when you swim in the pool allowing you to get a good exercise workout. The swim spa is restricted in space and you cannot swim about as you do in a regular pool. The swim spa is the best option for people who want a spa experience at home.


All You Want To Know About The Swim Spa

1) Size Of A Swim Spa

A swim spa is a compact swimming pool with all the spa features. In general, a swim spa would be around five metres long and six metres wide. This space is sufficient for two or three persons to enjoy a spa experience. It also had space to swim for one person. Apart from individuals, it is also suitable for a couple to use. While these are standard sizes for a pool, swim spas are offered in different sizes.

You can ask for a smaller or larger pool if you wish. The spa has a seating area, which is why when someone is using the spa, no one else can swim in it. If you are on a budget, you can ask for a small swim spa. This would be 4.5 meters long and 1.5 meters wide, just enough for one person. This is ideal if you only want the spa and are not interested in swimming.

2) Benefits of getting a swim spa

When you get a swim spa in your home, there are many advantages. These include:

  • If you have a small house or a house with a small backyard, the swim spa is ideal. It can allow you to swim and relax in the spa.
  • Having a pool and spa separately is expensive. Maintaining it can also be expensive. A swim spa is convenient to maintain.
  • If you have muscle pain or a condition like arthritis, hydro jet therapy can be very helpful. It can help you get relief from pain. It is very helpful for chronic sufferers.
  • If you want to get good exercise, you can fit the swim spa with swim jets. These jets will provide resistance when you swim. This will allow your muscles to get a good workout in the compact pool. Even without a large pool, you can get the health benefit of a pool.
  • Getting a swim spa is a good option to enhance the value of your home. Your house will look better. If you are planning to sell it, you can get a much better rate, thanks to the swim spa.

The benefits of a swim spa are many. There are certain disadvantages too. You need to be aware of them:

  • If all of your family members want to use the pool, then the swim spa is not suitable. When someone is using a spa, there won’t be sufficient space to swim.
  • Swimming using swim jets helps to get a workout. It does not help you get a swimming experience. Navigating the swim jets is not easy, especially for children.
  • If you are a swimmer, then you will feel restricted by the swim spa.

3) Pricing Of The Swim Spa

The swim spa pricing depends on the following factors:

  • The size of the swim spa.
  • The type and number of hydrotherapy jets you install.
  • If you want more people to be able to use the spa, you need to add seats. You can get options for up to 5 people.
  • Whether you want to add swim jets for an exercise experience.
  • Whether you want an in-ground or over-ground pool affects the pricing. An in-ground spa requires excavation and leveling, which will increase the price.
  • If you want a luxury spa, you can add many options that will increase the price.

Generally, a swim spa would cost you anywhere from $15,000 to $30,000. You can even get a smaller swim spa if you shop around.

What Is A Pool And Spa Combination?

This is a regular swimming pool. You would have a pool of the usual type to swim in and have a good time. At one end of the pool, an area would be demarcated as a spa. This would have hydrotherapy jets in it. After you finish your swim, you can relax in the spa. One person can spend time in the spa while others can enjoy a swim. It gives you both the options of a pool and a spa.

While the swim spa has only a spa with limited place to swim, the combo pool allows you to do both. If your need is only to relax and experience hydrotherapy, you can choose a swim pa. If you want the best of both, you can choose the pool and spa combo.

All About A Pool And Spa Combo

1) About The Pool And Spa

The swimming pool and spa combo is a regular swimming pool where one part is used as a spa. This offers a flexible option since you can decide how much area you want to reserve for the pool and how much for the spa. The pool can be of any type or size. You can build the spa on the side or at the end. The options are unlimited.

2) Pros and cons

The benefits of a pool and spa combo include:

  • The pool and spa offer the benefits of both a swimming pool and a spa.
  • The swimming pool is a full-fledged one that you can use to swim laps or enjoy a good time.
  • People can swim in the pool while one or more people can use the spa at the same time.
  • You have multiple options when it comes to design.

The limitations of the pool and spa combo include:

  • Since it is a full-fledged pool and spa together, it would be very expensive to build.
  • Maintenance is also difficult since both have separate maintenance needs.

The article would have helped you understand the complete information about the swim spa and the pool and spa combination. Having understood all about these two options, you can now decide which of these options suits your needs the best. You can get in touch with a consultant or pool contractor for more details, including a detailed cost estimate.

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