Let’s say that you’ve recently purchased a swim spa and that you’ve finally got it installed good and proper in you backyard. Perhaps you bought it because you wanted to get in shape or stay in shape and found it was a more economical purchase than a full-sized pool – especially since you can use a swim spa all throughout winter. Perhaps you bought it because you heard about the benefits of hydrotherapy, and how simple exercises in warm water can relieve back pain and keep arthritis at bay.
But for all the potential benefits a swim spa can provide to you and your family, you shouldn’t forget about one important fact: you’ve just added a swimming pool and a hot tub to your backyard.
Backyard pool parties are a tradition as old as backyard pools themselves. After all, it’s rare for every family in every neighborhood to have their own pool, and just about everybody enjoys a quick dip now and then. Using a neighbor’s backyard pool also avoids the sort of overcrowding you encounter at public pools and beaches, not to mention the unfortunate encounters you might have with overexcited children and beached jellyfish.
However, a backyard pool can have its own downsides. A pool will usually dominate any backyard it’s installed in, although how much so depends a lot on the size of the pool and the size of the backyard in question. Still, a big pool means there will be much less room for lawn-based activities like croquet and washer tossing. You may have to move most of the party indoors even if it takes place on a perfect summer’s evening.
On the other hand, a hot tub takes up far less space, but of course that means it also has far less room. Depending on its size, you may not be able to fit all your guests in at once, leaving some of them quite literally out in the cold.
A swim spa brings together some of the best features of both worlds. While it may not be able to fit as many active swimmers as a full-sized pool, you and your friends can still compete by timing how long each of you lasts against the strongest swimming current. Then, once the exercise is done, the swim spa has plenty of room for everyone to pile inside and relax.
A swim spa may not be as deep as a traditional pool, either, but that means it’s safer for kids to use. It also means you don’t have to keep nearly as much water treated and filtered, which could save you money in the long run.
And if you’re worried about the heating bill involved in keeping your swim spa warm all year round, you should consider investing in an End 2 End Swim Spa Cover. The E2E cover easily outperforms the standard foam cover, especially since it has no hinges or seams to leak heat, and it’s so easy to use that one person can uncover a full swim spa in under 60 seconds. Whether you’ve had your swim spa for years or if you’re only now installing it, please consider contacting us today to get a quote and to learn more about how our product will save you money.