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Fact or Fiction: The Truth about Endless Pools Swim Spas

Swim spas have been gaining popularity in recent years as a great alternative to traditional swimming pools and hot tubs. However, because they are still fairly new to the market, there are still some misconceptions surrounding these unique aquatic systems. Let’s explore some of the common misconceptions about swim spas and set the record straight.

Fiction: Swim Spas are just glorified hot tubs.

Some may take a look at an Endless Pools® swim spa and say, “Well, isn’t that just a big hot tub?” It has a lot of similar features to a hot tub: warm swirling waters, spa seats with jets, hydrotherapy, and temperature control. It’s easy to see how someone could confuse the two.

However, there are key differences between swim spas and hot tubs.

Fact: A swim spa is more than just a hot tub.

While hot tubs are great and offer wonderful benefits, swim spas offer a slew of their own perks and serve their own purpose.

For starters, you can swim in a swim spa, unlike a hot tub. Plus, you can get some fitness equipment included, like an aquabike, underwater treadmill, or a rowing kit. After your workout, that’s when you relax and recover in one of the spa seats of the swim spa.

Fiction: You’d be better off just investing in a pool.

Many people may ask you why you would get a swim spa instead of a pool. For that price, why wouldn’t you? You can swim in a pool just like you can in a swim spa, can’t you?

Well, Endless Pools swim spas actually cost less than a custom traditional pool. And in some cases, a swim spa just happens to be a better fit for someone’s lifestyle and backyard. Plus, in a swim spa, you’re swimming against a current rather than swimming laps, which creates and very different workout with different results. So it really depends on what you’re looking to get out of your swim routine!

Fact: Swim spas are a great investment in their own right.

There are plenty of reasons why someone would invest in a swim spa over a pool. It’s possible that they don’t have the space in their backyard for a traditional pool. Or maybe they wanted the perks that both a hot tub and pool offer (swimming and soaking). It’s possible that they wanted to enhance their fitness lifestyle or needed a way to get a variety of low-impact workouts beyond swimming. Or maybe they wanted something that was portable in case they moved – you can’t take an inground pool with you!

And with the case of Colorado, swim spas can be swum in all year long, even during winter. 

Fiction: Swim spas require a lot of maintenance.

It’s true that swim spas do require maintenance, but what doesn’t? If you invest in something as big and high-quality as a swim spa, you’re going to want to take care of it.

Fact: Swim spas are easy to care for.

Fortunately, while swim spas do require specific care, they are surprisingly low maintenance. They require fewer chemicals than pools to balance the water, and Endless Pools have excellent circulation systems. If you keep the cover on when not in use, you’ll prevent the need to skim out leaves and other debris.

Learn More About Swim Spas at Maximum Comfort Pool and Spa

Swim spas are often misunderstood and have many misconceptions associated with them. However, they are a great investment for those who enjoy swimming and want a compact and convenient option for their backyard. Swim spas offer a combination of exercise, relaxation, and socializing, making them a versatile and enjoyable addition to any home. 

It is important to do proper research and consult with a professional to ensure that you choose the right swim spa for your needs and preferences. Don’t let misconceptions hold you back from experiencing the benefits of a swim spa. Stop by Maximum Comfort Pool and Spa today, and our expert team will answer any questions you have about Endless Pools swim spas.