Swim Spas - Indoor and Outdoor Fun

by Pool Builders on 04-26-2011 in Articles

Swim spas are an interesting combination of a mini-pool and a hot tub in one exciting package. Spending an evening after a hard day's work in a swim spa can have relaxing effects on a person's body and mind. Swim spa treatments like hydrotherapy are helpful in easing pressure, alleviating pain and maintaining cardiovascular fitness. Besides offering good exercise, can also provide recreation where you can bring your friends and family together. These are available in mainly two types- indoor and outdoor.

Indoor swim spa

An indoor swim spa is meant for use inside the house. It is useful if you want to enjoy your spa sessions in privacy. Unlike an outdoor spa, you needn't worry about being watched by your neighbors or people passing by your home. Also placing the spa indoors will protect it from the outside elements, and will reduce chances of wear and tear in comparison to an outdoor spa. Most importantly, setting your indoor spa enable you to enjoy it throughout the year.

If you want to install a swim spa indoors, you need to first make sure that there is enough space inside your home to accommodate the spa. People living in a flat will find it hard to install this inside. They also are quite heavy, so you must confirm that the floor in your flat will be able to sustain the weight of the spa before you install it. This also generates a lot of heat, which may increase humidity in your home and can cause molds to form.

Outdoor swim spa

You can install your outdoor swim spa in your backyard, pool area or any other outdoor space. Installing outdoor spas are easier compared to indoor spas and there are very little constraints with regard to space. Since the spa is going to be placed over the ground, you needn't be worried about weakening floor structures and other similar hassles. You also need not be worried about molds forming in your home since your swim spa is set outside. Filling and draining water is also much easier when you set it outside.

The downside to setting your spa outside is that they are continually exposed to the elements which make them unusable during seasons like winter and extremely hot temperatures. Outdoor spas are more susceptible to wear and tear than indoor spas. Constant exposure to the elements means that your spa will, in course of time, be contaminated by various insects, bugs and dirt from outside, which necessitates constant cleaning. Most of all, using an outdoor spa exposes you not just to the elements but also to the numerous passers by and neighbors, depriving you of any privacy.

Whatever be their pros and cons of the different types, swim spas are a great option for a relaxing time off where you can spend a lazy evening or a weekend party. They are also a cost-effective alternative for those who can ill-afford installing a swimming pool in their homes.

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