6 Tips For Choosing the Best Swim Spa
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You are looking for a swim spa, but how do you know which is the best one for you? It can be daunting with so many sizes and features available, so how do you choose which is the best swim spa?
The Best Swim Spa for You
Swim spas offer a great combination of therapy, exercise, relaxation, and even family fun. [bctt tweet=”Having a swim spa is like having a swimming pool and hot tub in one!” via=”no”] Here are seven factors to consider when deciding which is the best swim spa for you.
- What’s it For?
- Purchase Price
- Current Control
- Lane Size
- High-Performance Pump
- Energy Efficiency
1) What’s It For?
Before you do anything, you need to know what you plan to use your swim spa for. By defining why you are buying a swim spa can help you narrow your choices down. Most common reasons for buying one are for fitness, a pool for the family, relaxation, or year-round swimming capabilities.
2) Purchase Price
Of course, the price is always a factor when you are investing in something for your home. It is good to consider not only the purchase price but also maintenance and other long-term costs, too. It’s not always a good idea to buy the cheapest spa you can find–it might end up costing you more in the end if it’s not energy efficient or has smaller pumps.
3) Current Control
When it comes to finding the best swim spa, you need to take the current into consideration. If you are buying the swim spa for a family-type, year-round pool, you might not worry too much about having a strong current. Likewise, if you plan to use your swim spa mainly for exercise, you might want to consider a spa that has an easy to control current that allows you to change the current to various strengths.
4) Lane Size
Your lane size determines how much swimming area you have. The wider the swim lane, the easier it is to stay in the current while swimming. Talk to a hot tub professional to see which lane size would be best for you and your needs.
5) High-Performance Pump
If you are looking for a powerful swim, a powerful pump is needed. Instead of looking at horsepower, though, make sure you consider the swim spas GPM, or gallons per minute rating. This will determine how quickly and efficiently the water is moving and the current strength.
6) One or Two Tanks?
Swim spas can come with either one or two tanks. If you are looking to have a swimming pool and hot tub combination, a two tank swim spa might be your best option. If you don’t have kids or plan to only use your spa for swimming and exercise, a one tank spa might work out better.
7) Energy Efficiency
An advantage of swim spas over a traditional swimming pool is its ability to be used year round. That is why having an energy efficient swim spa needs to be a priority when shopping. If your swim spa is not insulated or if you have lower-powered pumps, you might end up wasting money on high water and electric bills. Look for swim spas that are insulated to keep in the heat and pumps and motors that are rated more energy efficient.
Finding the Best Swim Spa
There are so many benefits to owning a swim spa and by following the above seven tips you can be sure to find the best swim spa for your family and needs.
Contact us to learn more about choosing the best swim spa and what options are available.