Swim spas are one of the most versatile wellness features you can add to your Lancaster County home. Swim spas offer unbeatable aquatic exercise, hydrotherapy, and recreation for your household that will return your investment many times over. Moreover, swim spas enable you to enjoy a swimming experience all year round, which is particularly useful in Lancaster County where the colder temperatures set in from autumn to spring.
What are swim spas?
What makes swim spas different from traditional hot tubs? The most distinctive feature of a swim spa is its water pump configuration that lets the user swim against a range of programmable currents in the tub. In other words, you can train your breaststroke, backstroke, and butterfly without needing an Olympic-sized pool with long lanes. There are a number of accessories you can purchase for your swim spa that enhance your workout experience including aqua bikes, rowing paddles, and swim resistance bands to name a few.
Swim spas are not just for training your inner athlete, though. Swim spas are also equipped to deliver the effective hydrotherapy experience we associate with hot tubs. While the construction varies between brands, swim spas will have hot tub seating with water jets targeting specific points on your body.
Even without the swim currents or water jets pumping, swim spas make fantastic pools. You can relax, splash, and play in a swim spa just as well as you can in a traditional swimming pool.
What are the benefits of swim spas?
Swim spas offer a host of benefits that serve your physical and even financial health.
The aquatic environment of a swim spa is unique in that it provides a high-resistance, low-impact workout which is great news for people facing muscle and joint issues. By exercising in the water, your buoyancy reduces the pressure your body weight typically puts on your soft tissue and bones when on dry land. This is why swim spas are widely used for running, stretching, and resistance training in addition to swim workouts.
What’s more, the presence of the water makes swim spas an effective calorie burner. Something as simple as walking requires more energy in water than it does on dry land. Consequently, you’ll find that, often, you can achieve the same “burn” in water in a fraction of the time it would take in a non-aquatic setting.
And let’s not forget that swim spas also have hot tub features that provide physical benefits. When your workout is over, you can enjoy a therapeutic hydromassage after all that high-energy swimming. As the tension in your muscles releases under the soothing pressure of the water jets, you’ll find how much quicker your body recovers from the intense exercise and is, therefore, ready to take on the next physical challenge sooner.
Swim spas have several economic advantages over traditional pools. First of all, regardless of what you pay for a pool, you still will only be able to use it a few months out of the year. On the other hand, you get to enjoy your temperature-controlled swim spa all year long.
Furthermore, if you have a smaller backyard in Lancaster County, a swim spa requires less space than a traditional pool. And yet, you can still swim, soak, and ride a boogie board in a swim spa!
Where can I get a swim spa in Lancaster County?
At Goodall Pools & Spas, we sell Hydropool Swim Spas which are the only swim spas with patented self-cleaning technology. Hydropool Swim Spas also are manufactured with energy efficiency in mind. That means you don’t have to worry about the price per kilowatt in Lancaster County preventing you from enjoying a swim spa! Contact Goodall Pools & Spas today.