Can you Install a Swim Spa in a Basement?

Most people love the idea of having a pool for their own private use, but aren’t sure they have the space for it. Did you know that you can install your swim spa in your basement? You absolutely can! It can actually be more affordable than installing one in your yard if your basement has a concrete floor. Here are some things to consider before making your purchase.

Ventilation and humidity for your swim spa in the basement

Ventilation is one of the most important things to consider when getting ready to install a swim spa in your basement. Swim spas hold a ton of water, and consequently will create more humidity in the room where it is housed. Because of this, it will be important to have a heavy duty ventilation system installed. 

You should also consider protecting your walls and ceilings while doing this. There are protective coatings you can place on your walls to help prevent mold from growing. People also find that having a ceiling fan in the room where your swim spa is located is extremely helpful in controlling the ventilation of the room. 

Purchasing a cover for the swim spa is another way to ensure less humidity when it is not in use. Thankfully, there are many ways to prevent problems from humidity that may still be more practical than placing your swim spa outdoors.

Drainage for your swim spa in the basement

Along with ventilation, drainage is the next biggest concern when installing a swim spa. Outdoors, this is not as much of a concern, but you don’t want water pooling in your basement. This is easily fixed by using an existing drain in the floor. You can also hook your pool pump to existing plumbing. You will need to drain your swim spa occasionally for maintenance purposes. Having an appropriate drain beforehand will save a lot of headache later.

Access to your basement

You will also need to consider the width of openings before ordering your swim spa. It is always advisable to double check measurements before ordering and delivery. 

Lower Cost of Installation

The biggest draw of placing your swim spa in your basement is that it can actually have lower installation costs! Most basements already have a concrete slab to place the spa on eliminating the cost of laying one. If you can tap into existing plumbing that is another bonus. 

Talking with a contractor can be a great way to get an idea of different costs associated with your specific installation. We also provide an in-home consultation for those who want our opinions on where they can place a spa or even which spa would serve them best.

Year Round Savings

Along with a lower cost of installation, you can also save money year round by installing your swim spa in your basement. Having the spa indoors will help to keep the water temperature steady, saving money on your electricity bill. Placing a cover on it will aid in this even more so. Over the long term, these savings can really add up.


Considering placing your swim spa in your basement can really be an excellent choice for you and your family. If you are shopping with us at IHT, we carry Endless Pools®. Let us help you with that decision and any other questions you may have. We cannot wait for you to enjoy your own swim spa in the privacy of your home this year.