Everything You Need to Know About Swim Spas

Do you enjoy swimming in a pool, but also love to relax in a hot tub? Deciding which one to purchase might be hard. But who says you can’t have your cake and eat it too?  With swim spas you can have it all in one tidy package. You can go for a refreshing swim and, afterward, have a relaxing jet massage in heated water.

With the Jacuzzi® Brand, sizes range from 12 to 19 feet. Making them a great asset for most backyard spaces. For more information like this, read on! We have gathered everything you need to know about swim spas.

How Swim Spas Function

Swim spas are different from pools in that they provide you with a built-in current system. Created by a jet or propulsions system, this gives you a customizable current to swim against.

Water temperature can also be changed as needed. If you want to swim, for instance, you can set it at 80° F and then turn it up to 104° F for a soothing soak afterward. You can also adjust the jets to choose the type of massage you want.

Unlike your pool, swim spas can be used 365 days a year due to the built-in heaters and enhanced insulation.

How to Install

Unless you have a cramped or awkward space, installation of your swim spa should be straightforward.  You can install your spa inside or outside, above-ground or partially- or fully-sunken into the ground.

There are only two musts:

• A solid, flat surface that’s able to withstand the roughly 20,000 pounds your filled spa will weigh once filled with water.

• An electrical hook-up by a certified electrician.

Choosing a location near a water source, such as a garden hose, is also a good idea because it will make it easier to fill.

The Health Benefits

Swim spas offer one of the best full-body workouts around. Whether you choose to swim stationary laps, do some rowing or resistance training or even go for an underwater jog, you’ll see results that just wouldn’t be possible on land. Not only do you burn more calories, but your joints are protected by the water, meaning your body is less apt to sustain soreness or injury.

Weight loss and maintenance may be one of your main reasons for exercising, but you’ll also notice improved cardiovascular and lung health, toned and strengthened muscles and increased flexibility.

Jacuzzi® Swim Spas

Jacuzzi® Swim Spas are made to stand the test of time. As durable as they are functional, Jacuzzi® Swim Spas are equipped with high quality materials and state-of-the-art technology to offer you a great experience for many years to come.

Jacuzzi Hot Tubs and Backyard Living of Surrey

Here at Jacuzzi Hot Tubs and Backyard Living of Surrey, spas are our specialty. As the top spa dealer in British Columbia, we always have lots of great new and pre-owned hot tubs and swim spas for sale.  Whether you need a 2-person hot tub, a swim spa or hot tub chemicals, we’re your one-stop-shop for all of your back yard needs. Drop-in any time at any of our three showrooms to shop or speak to one of our experts.

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