Can a Swim Spa Be in Ground?
If you are considering purchasing a swim spa, you probably have a bunch of questions including whether it can be put in the ground. When shopping for swim spas, you typically see pictures of self-contained units that can be placed on a concrete pad, patio or right on the lawn but you can also install a swim spa in-ground.
Keep reading to learn more about in-ground swim spas and their unique benefits.
Above Ground vs. Inground Swim Spas
Above ground swim spas have the advantage of literally being placed on the ground, filled with water and turned on. While they work fantastically, sometimes if their location hasn’t been planned well may seem a little bulky or out of place in the middle of your backyard.
If you choose to install a swim spa in ground, they can completely integrate with your landscaping and become the focal point of your backyard. There are so many style options from creating a modern, sleek look to designing an outdoor living space including a kitchen, lounge area, and fire pit to surround your spa. It always can be incorporated into your home to suit your taste and décor scheme.
In-ground Swim Spa Installation
In most cases, modular components are used to install in-ground swim spas. These allow your swim spa to be customizable while having durability that will last for many years. Although the installation process is more complicated than with an above-ground model, it is still way simpler and quicker than if you were to install an outdoor pool.
If you are unsure whether you want to install a pool or a swim spa in your yard, swim spas do have a number of wonderful benefits. For starters, they are less expensive than being a pool owner. As they contain less water, they require less heat and fewer chemical to run, saving you money on energy costs and supplies. A quality made swim spa model is incredibly energy efficient, with insulation that traps and reuses heat generated from the motor.
Swimming pools in Canada may be lucky to get six months of use each year. Swim spas, due to their insulation and heat-trapping covers, can be used in every season, 365 days per year. Because of their compact size and energy efficiency, energy costs are minimal, about what you would spend on a cup of coffee each day.
Swim spas can be a great investment for your home but even more importantly, your health. They are an excellent way to stay in shape and receive a challenging workout via a customizable swim current that keeps you swimming in place, eliminating the needs to do laps and turn around – similar to how a treadmill works with running. They are perfect for staying in shape, keeping your family active and for those suffering from sports injuries. Plus, the hydrotherapy seats in the swim spa can be used as a hot tub to soak and soothe sore muscles and relax your mind.