Have you ever wondered about the differences between hot tubs and swim spas? Back in the early days, there really wasn’t a huge distinction, as both hot tubs and swim spas were commonly simply referred to as “spas”. These days, however, there are way more options on the market, which has increased the awareness of the difference between swim spas and hot tubs. Keep reading to learn more about those differences!
A swim spa is larger and can accommodate more people than a hot tub. As the name might suggest, most swim spas are big enough for people to actually swim and move freely in the water. Most Hydropool Swim Spas even have a powerful jetting system that creates a stream of water with enough resistance for users to swim against.
On the other hand, hot tubs are generally smaller in size, with an average capacity of 500 – 600 gallons of water and comfortably hosting 2 to 7 people. Hot tubs are easily integrated into many backyards, of all shapes and sizes. Even with a bigger backyard, a hot tub might be the way to go if you need space for other additions or activities, like a gazebo area or soccer net.
The Right System for Your Lifestyle
Swim spas are often associated with high-end wellness and fitness, or even with entertainment and fun for families. On the other end, Jacuzzi® Hot Tubs are legendary for their cool, laid-back feel, and invigorating experience. They have that certain appeal that also comes from the fact that they offer a rather more intimate experience than a swim spa or even a pool.
Hot tubs and swim spas have different benefits and there is no right or wrong choice. It all really depends on what you are after and what would benefit your lifestyle. As mentioned earlier, size and fitness features are definitely the main differences. Swim spas are perfect if you are looking for a larger pool with the opportunity to exercise or participate in recreational activities with your family. This setting might be particularly perfect if you have a larger family or kids, who love splashing about in the water!
Hot tubs are generally smaller, and they are perfect if you don’t want to use up a lot of your space for a larger installation. They also make for a more intimate, relaxing, and healing experience, given their reduced capacity and hydrotherapy-inducing features.
Although it is possible to do fitness in a hot tub, it might be easier to perform exercises in a swim spa, given the larger space. However, there are a number of trendy hot tub exercises that can be performed in a smaller space, ranging from the growingly popular hot tub yoga to simple stretching and cardio routines that are easily accessible for people of all ages and walks of life. If you are looking to get a spa installation for therapeutic reasons, either swim spas or hot tubs would be perfect for you, as they have been used for hydrotherapy for many years.
If you aren’t sure which system would be best suited for your lifestyle, ask an expert! Our team of outdoor specialists at Twin City Jacuzzi can help you determine which system is perfect for your lifestyle. Visit our showroom to browse swim spas and hot tubs for sale in Burnsville and Plymouth today!