Swim Spa Buyer’s Guide: How to Choose the Best All Weather Pool For You

People all over the world love their backyard pools. But what if you don’t have enough space for one? Then you should think about getting a swim spa. Not only is it compact, but it serves multiple purposes. This summer, consider investing in an All Weather Pool to make your Staycation one to remember.

Enjoy the benefits of a pool at home, all year, in any weather, with the efficiency and low maintenance that comes with an Arctic Spas Hot Tub. Work out, relax, or splash around: these pools are perfect for large groups or a solitary soak. They are also referred to as swim spas, but these are in a league of their own, deserving of a distinct name: we call them All Weather Pools. Designed to be used in any weather with the efficiency and low maintenance that Arctic Spas is best known for.

Are you now wondering how to choose the best swim spa for your home? Then read on! We’ll give you a short guide on what to consider when you’re considering an All Weather Pool.

How/When You’ll Use It

As we mentioned above, swim spas have many functions. Common uses include fitness & exercise; wellness; family fun; relaxation & rejuvenation. If you can pinpoint exactly how/when you’ll use your Swim Spa, then you can narrow down your choices.
For example, if you want to use it for exercise, then you’ll probably want to check out a Never-Ending Pool. This enables you to swim in place and work out your entire body as if you were in a full-length pool. A never-ending pool is another word for a swim spa or aqua trainer. It is common knowledge that swimming is one of the best types of exercise we can do to get or keep fit. However, the cost of owning a swimming pool or the inconvenience of visiting a public pool are common problems. Never-ending pools, aka swim spas, provide an excellent and affordable solution. They offer year round 24/7 swimming with the added benefit of a hot tub built in.

Man swimming in an Arctic Spas All Weather Pool

Never-ending pools, swim spas, and aqua trainers all incorporate some kind of swim-in-place system within a small swimming pool. These swim systems come in two basic varieties; counter-current and tether. The Arctic Spas™ brand swim spa utilizes both types of swim system. Powerful swim jets provide medium resistance for intermediate swimmers and a tether system provides unlimited variable resistance for advanced swimmers.

On the other hand, if you want to relax with your family, an All Weather Pool can be great. All Weather Pools bridge the gap between hot tub, spa and pool and offer the luxury of a swimming pool and spa in the comfort and privacy of your own home. Swim spa prices vary significantly with the size, number of features, and quality of the brand.

When choosing a swim spa, you can enjoy the quality of swimming without having to pay for or maintain a pool. You can enjoy your swim spa year-round 24/7.


Price and Long-Term Maintenance Costs

Of course, the upfront purchase price will be important to consider. However, you’ll also want to take into account the long-term maintenance costs, as it’ll impact the money coming out of your wallet too.
Make sure you not only look at the sticker price, but also the energy costs, potential repairs, and general maintenance costs.
Did you know that your typical spa will have 375 gallons, whereas a pool has 15,000 gallons of water? That is a very big difference when you are factoring in maintenance costs.

The Efficiency

The efficiency of your inground swim spa is important. Your choices will affect how much you will spend in the long run and how long your swim spa will last for.
For instance, an optional Mylovac cover will save you thousands of dollars over the lifespan of your swim spa. In addition, our FreeHeat insulation system will prevent heat loss and reduce your operating costs. Lastly, high-efficiency aquaflow pumps will draw water efficiently and quietly.
As you can see, the specs you choose for your swim spa will matter significantly.

Arctic Spas Freeheat cycle
Arctic Spas Spa Boy, automated water care system

The Ease of Maintenance

After working all day, the last thing you’ll want to worry about is checking the sanitization levels in your swim spa. Not all swim spas are made equal and required maintenance varies among brands. The best-rated swim spas will have cutting-edge technology. For instance, Arctic Spas have the exclusive automated water care system, Spa Boy. This helps significantly with water maintenance allowing you to have clean, clear, and safe spa water at all times, which means you won’t have to work as hard at maintaining your swim spa.

Choose the Best Swim Spa for Your Home

Now you have some great starting points for picking out the best swim spa for your needs and budget. Make sure to keep all the above in mind and don’t be afraid to ask questions.

Are you ready for a swim spa installation? Then get in touch with us now. We’ll be more than happy to answer any questions or concerns you may have!