Summer is winding down, and it has honestly been the weirdest summer ever. All across the United States, it has been super hot, yet also really rainy. There just hasn’t been a good chance to enjoy all that summer brings. Now you’re looking at ways to continue the fun of summer throughout the rest of the year. After all, you live in Texas, so it’s not like the weather is going to be as much of an issue as in other places. If this sounds like you, you should get a swim spa! Why? Here are the top 5 reasons to get a swim spa today.
Swim Spas Are the Perfect Size
When you think of summer you probably think of spending time at the pool. If you’re wanting to bring the feeling of summer all year long, a pool seems like a great solution. But they’re just so large. And if we do get a harsh winter again, you’ll have to close your pool down for part of the year. This means no matter the size of your backyard, you’re not going to be able to use all of that space.
But, you won’t have that issue with a swim spa. Swim spas are the perfect size for any backyard, even small ones. They don’t take up nearly as much space as a pool, but you still get the same benefits and more! Swim spas are big enough to swim in, unlike hot tubs. However, you do get the features of a hot tub, like jets and heated water. This way you can still use your swim spa for the majority of the year, and if you do have to close it down in the winter, you’ll still be able to enjoy the rest of your backyard.
Take Control of the Temperature All Year Round
Many people choose to have heated pools, but the heat in the pool still only goes to about 80 degrees. While that is a pretty hot temperature to be outside in, it’s actually fairly cool to soak in. If it’s 100 degrees out, the water’s going to feel great, but if it’s only 60 degrees out, you’re going to be chilly. Typically, you’re chilly in a pool if it’s only 70 degrees outside, right? So, as much as you want to, you’re just not going to get the use of a pool all year round.
On the other hand, a swim spa with a dual fitness area and separate spa can heat up as much as a hot tub, around 104 degrees. So, when it starts to get chilly outside, you can crank up the heat to whatever is comfortable for you. And, with an Endless Pools® fitness system, you have even more options to take control of the temperature all year round. Endless Pools swim spas can be equipped with a CoolZone™ system. This system works with your swim spa’s heater to make your water even cooler — as cool as 60 degrees. So when you want to relax in the blazing sun, you can enjoy even cooler water than a pool.
Get Your Kids Off Their Electronic Devices
One of the biggest parenting goals in today’s day and age is to get your kids off their electronic devices. It’s no surprise that this made the top 5 reasons to get a swim spa. One of the best things about water is that it is a natural electronic device repellant. But, it’s not a natural kid repellant. In fact, water attracts kids!
You could say the same thing about a pool. So why is this a reason to get a swim spa in particular? It goes back to the all-in-one nature of a swim spa. Sometimes, especially as a kid, you feel like you have to be active in a pool. You have to be playing a game or swimming or doing something. Plus, there’s not really anywhere to just sit and chat. But, there is in a swim spa. You can have all of the fun and games of a pool that gets your children off their screens. Then when they get tired, you don’t have to go right back inside and go right back to the electronics. Instead, you can all hang out and relax in the swim spa because there is a place to sit and do that. You can catch up as a family and just enjoy each other’s company without electronic devices. How great is that?
Have Some Fun in a Swim Spa
As much fun as it is to have fun with your kids in a swim spa, you may not want to hang out with your kids all the time. Sometimes you need time for yourself and your friends, and you want to have fun with it. Not only is a swim spa great for family time, it’s great for time with friends.
A favorite use for a swim spa is aquatic dance therapy. This is something fun you can do with friends or by yourself. It’s a low-impact form of exercise so everyone can do it. And did we mention it’s fun? Seriously, what could be better than dancing in the water with some friends and getting health benefits out of it. This isn’t something you can do in a pool because the water is too deep. And while you can do it by yourself in a hot tub, you won’t have room for your friends to join.
Swim Spas Are Easy to Care For
If you weren’t convinced already that a swim spa is the way to go, let’s quickly talk about maintenance. If you’re wanting a pool, that’s a lot to maintain. However, with a swim spa, it’s smaller and easier to care for. A hot tub is going to be even easier to care for because of the surface area, but it all depends on what your goals are, such as if you want to swim. A swim spa gives you the space to swim with less maintenance work overall. It’s a win-win!
The top 5 reasons to get a swim spa we just shared are just the tip of the iceberg. If you want to learn even more about how a swim spa can benefit you, or if you’re ready to buy one, come visit SpaExpo in Austin today. We’ll set you up with the swim spa of your dreams, and soon you’ll be on your way to year-round aquatic enjoyment.