What is a Swim Spa and Why You Will Want One

It’s almost August in Northeast Ohio and Erie, PA, and as much as we don’t want to admit it, the kids will be starting to go back to school and grass will be changing colors before we know it, pointing to cooling temperatures and shorter days on the horizon. Most of us are not ready to give up enjoying the outdoors as much as we can just yet, and you don’t have to. While your pool may be closing in a couple months, that doesn’t mean your swimming season has to come to an end. We have reviewed before how fall and winter are hot tub seasons, but what we haven’t dug into is how you can keep swimming as the leaves and snow are falling, with a swim spa.

We are going to review what a swim spa is and why will you want one. Trust us, this isn’t something you will want your Ohio or PA backyard to be without.

What is a Swim Spa?

To put this simply, a swim spa is exactly what you have probably guessed. It is a hybrid between a pool and a spa. They have characteristics of a hot tub (heated and hydro massage features) and a pool (size to allow for more people to enjoy it and enough space for swimming and exercise).

Swim spas come in a few different categories and sizes. Almost any type of swim spa can facilitate an environment that will allow a person to exercise continuously, relax by just soaking in the warm water, spend time with family and friends in the comfort of their home, and keep swimming season alive all year-round in Ohio and Erie, PA.

Swim spas are typically smaller than the average swimming pool and larger than a normal hot tub.

What Are the Benefits of a Swim Spa?

Now that we have reviewed what a swim spa is, let’s jump into why you will want one for your home and family. Swim spas provide a complete system for swimming, exercise, and relaxation. This outdoor water option comes with the same benefits of both pools and hot tubs. What more could you ask for?

Below, we will further break down some of the reasons why you will want to add a swim spa to your home.

  • Great option for smaller spaces that cannot accommodate a pool. This is a great option for people who don’t have the space for a traditional larger pool but still want to take advantage of some of the benefits of swimming and water exercise, and the other advantages that come with owning a pool.
  • Delivers both fitness and relaxation. In addition to swim currents for swimming and aquatic exercise, most swim spas also utilize jet technology, like a hot tub, for hydro massage for ultimate relaxation. Hot tubs offer many benefits including: stress relief, sleep improvement, pain relief, improved cardiovascular health, and more. Swim spas do the same and then some.
  • Year-round usage and entertainment. As we know, pools have to be closed during the late fall, winter, and early spring in Northeast Ohio and Erie, PA due to our extreme temperatures. Swim spas, because they are heated, can be utilized all year-round, just like a hot tub. Who doesn’t want 12 months of swimming and outdoor enjoyment?
  • Enhanced backyard space. A swim spa is not only great for your health and social life, but it adds to your home’s decor. A swim spa is a great way to upgrade to your backyard space. It’s an easy way to transform your backyard into a refreshing oasis. With a comfortable backyard space, and swim spa that can be used all year-round, you’re bound to spend more time outdoors. Going outside for a few minutes a day has great effects on your physical and mental health.

Now that you know what a swim spa is and its benefits, are you ready to go buy one today? As with all things pools and spas, Litehouse Pools & Spas has the swim spas you have been dreaming about. Visit us today or shop online.