Trying to decide between purchasing a swim spa, or an in/above-ground pool can be a difficult decision to make. You need to weigh the pros and cons of each, think about your specific needs and how they work with each option. Then there is always the finance side of things. At IHT, we think too many people do not seriously consider a swim spa enough. While many people tend to think of pools first, swim spas are also an excellent choice for a lot of people. Here are a few types of people that buy and use swim spas regularly.
People who want to exercise in a pool will enjoy using a swim spa.
If your main desire in purchasing a pool is to have a place to exercise regularly, then a swim spa may be the better choice for you. They are designed specifically for exercise and have plenty of options to enhance the different types of workouts you can do in them. If you built an inground pool, you would be spending a great deal more to get it up and then also to keep it running. You would also be limited to when you could use it in the year.
With an Endless Pool®, you can spend around half of what you might spend building an inground pool. You can also use it year-round with heating and CoolZone™ options. You can do more than just swim laps in it as well. An Endless Pool Swim spa has cycling, treadmill, and rowing features that can be used with the swim spa. This makes a great place for people who are looking for low-impact workouts as well.
People who don’t have as much space in their backyards will enjoy it.
If exercise isn’t what you’re looking for, but more of a fun swimming experience, then a swim spa may be the best choice for you. They are smaller than an above ground pool or inground pool and therefore can fit into smaller spaces. You can even place one inside your home if you want the ultimate in a private swim experience. If you have limited space, it will definitely be a better option.
People who don’t want to spend as much money will enjoy a swim spa.
The most important consideration for any bigger purchase is your budget. There is no comparison between pool and swim spas. You will come out spending less money upfront and long-term on the purchase of a swim spa. They are smaller and may require less construction. This means they can be installed faster and more affordably than a pool.
Since they are smaller they also require less in the way of maintenance. A large pool will require more chemicals and should something go wrong could cost thousands of dollars to repair specific things.
At IHT, we think swim spas are an excellent choice for many of our customers. If you are still on the fence about what the best option is for you, you can come in to try out a swim spa! This will allow you to experience all that a swim spa has to offer. You can then make a more informed decision about whether or not it is the best option for you. Our local experts are excited to help you make the right decision.