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Swimming in a Swim Spa

by | Apr 14, 2022

Swim spas are a fantastic, versatile product with fitness and relaxation uses! You can use it to get your morning started with some exercise, train for a swimming competition or even tackle the fear of swimming. With all these applications, you might wonder what makes it different from a regular swimming pool. Here’s a quick breakdown of some of the biggest differences between a standard swimming pool and an Arctic Spas® All Weather Pool


Difference in Size

An All Weather Pool is 173” x 93” x 51” while standard swimming pools are often quite a bit bigger. This difference in size makes swimming in an All Weather Pool a bit different than swimming in a standard swimming pool. The smaller size of the All Weather Pool also allows people with smaller backyards to have the opportunity to have family fun in a swim spa.


Difference in Technique

In a standard swimming pool, swimming laps is the most common practice of swimming. In a swim spa, there are a couple of different ways to swim without taking up as much space. 

The first method of swimming in a swim spa is with the resistance jets turned on. With the swimming jets on, you swim against the current that they create. This is a fantastic way to train for swimming because you’re able to adjust the strength of the current, it takes up very little space and it has the added benefit of strengthening your core while you stay balanced in the middle of the current.

An alternative method of swimming in a swim spa is with the tether system. The tether system is super easy to use. Simply screw the tether pole into place, secure the tether around your waist and swim away! The tether will keep offering you resistance as you swim in the opposite direction. 

You can also adjust the intensity of your swim training with the tether system by shortening the tether and increasing its resistance. 

Another great way to train in your swim spa is to use a combination of resistance jets and the tether system. Using both of these systems together offers a lot of resistance, perfect for anyone looking for an extra challenge in their workout.


Difference in Temperature

All Weather Pools have a large temperature range that most standard pools can’t offer. With water temperature from 59℉ – 104℉, you can set your swimming pool temperature to be whatever you’d like. This large temperature change has the added benefit of allowing you to use your swim spa as a hot tub. Soaking in warm water after a workout is a great way to help your muscles relax and recover, leaving you feeling refreshed the next day!

With few differences in the actual swimming and all the added benefits, buying a swim spa is perfect for anyone looking to add aquatic fitness into their everyday routine. Enjoy swimming in the comfort of your own backyard with an All Weather Pool!

How do I know which is the right All Weather Pool for me?

There are many questions to ask before buying an All Weather Pool. Our Arctic Spas® specialists are always available to answer your questions and provide guidance on how to choose the right All Weather Pool. Make an appointment for a personal or virtual consultation or download our hot tub buyer guide here.

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