If you are one of those who like to swim and go to the pool all year round, then the idea of getting your own pool must have crossed your mind at some point. That is, if you have somewhere to put it. But…how many times a year could you actually use it? Let’s have a look…

A standard swimming pool with an average length of 6 metres, recessed into the ground, ideally with a counter-current and a roof, is not the cheapest thing. You’ll most likely have it built into the ground, as it’s not exactly the kind of design element you’d want to have just standing in your garden. Earthworks, insulation, the base plate on which it will stand, overflow… all this and much more further increases the already high purchase price.

And hand on heart – how many times a year will you actually use the pool? Even in the case of having a roof and a heat pump, which is now very much in vogue, if placed outside, we are talking about a maximum of around 4 months a year in terms of usage. A heat pump can heat the pool to a maximum of 30°C, which it is possible to utilise when swimming during good weather from roughly May to September.

A swim spa is perfect not only for those who like to swim, but also for those who like to be pampered and spoiled. Compared to a swimming pool, it has the advantage that it is a design element that does not need to be recessed into the ground. Of course, for those of you who require it, the option is there. You can leave it completely sunken, like a swimming pool, or semi-recessed, which gives an eye-catching and stylish look. In addition, the Swim spa already has sophisticated insulation and economical heating, thanks to which you can use it every day of the year. It also has massage functions and an already built-in counter-current that allows you to swim fully in addition to just relaxing.

It is true that a swim spa is not the cheapest solution, but when you add up the operating costs of a regular pool, which include water for operation, sewerage, chemicals to maintain clean and healthy water, energy for circulation, filtration, emptying or heating the pool, the price is high in relation to the use you get out of it each year.

If you just want to get a smaller recessed pool without any major accessories, then that will probably be cheaper, but if you want something you can use all year round, a swim spa is definitely a more practical and economical solution. What’s more, it is very low maintenance, self-cleaning and can easily be placed either indoors or outdoors without the need for demolition and digging. It is more or less enough to have a sufficiently large flat surface on which it can stand. At the same time, you don’t need a building permit for a swim spa, which is often unavoidable when getting a regular pool.

You could say that the swim spa is a year-round relaxation, swimming and entertainment centre for the whole family, with something for everyone. As well as the popular aquafitness*, you can also teach your children to swim, even in winter. The strength of the counter-current is adjustable, so everyone can set it to their individual liking. At the same time, it has all the functions and features of a hot tub, so you don’t have to worry about the weather outside as you can set the water temperature as high as 40°C. In summer, on the other hand, you can let the water temperature drop and enjoy pleasantly cool refreshment.

So, would you consider getting a swim spa now?


*Aquafitness here means any aquatic physical activity that is more effective due to the resistance of water. Exercising in the water is suitable for people of all ages, with different levels of physical fitness and swimming ability. Due to the fact that the human body is buoyant in water, aquafitness is gentler on joints and tendons than exercising on dry land. Enjoy your swim spa to the maximum!