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Should I get a hot tub or a swim spa?

Should I get a hot tub or a swim spa?

While swim spas and hot tubs appear to be similar products, they each have a unique purpose when it comes to wellness. The first step in choosing between a hot tub or a swim spa is to decide what your ultimate goal is for getting a spa. Here are a couple of questions to ask yourself when deciding whether to get a hot tub or swim spa for your backyard.

Is enhancing your health and fitness lifestyle your goal?

Should I get a hot tub or a swim spa?

A Wellis swim spa features many different aquatic fitness activities right in your backyard.

If you find yourself struggling between getting a hot tub or a pool because you’d like to expand your fitness lifestyle while also having a hydrotherapy recovery option, a swim spa could be a good fit for you! They are the best of both worlds when it comes to swimming and hydrotherapy. 

Swim spas offer a plethora of aquatic workouts and are especially designed to be low impact. They can be set to certain currents for resistance swimming, but also have optional exercise equipment options like aqua bikes, underwater treadmills, rowing, and more. What makes them swim spas, however, is the fact that they have spa seats built in. So, after your workout, you can head straight for your sensational post-exercise massage.

However, they’re not exactly “just a big hot tub with extra features.” When choosing between a hot tub or a swim spa, their purpose is definitely more fitness oriented than massage oriented. So, keep that in mind.

Looking for a relaxing, rejuvenating spa experience?

Should I get a hot tub or a swim spa?

Wellis hot tubs offer a wide range of hydrotherapy options.

If you’re in need of some serious R&R in your backyard, you may want to choose a hot tub instead of a swim spa.

A hot tub’s purpose is to provide the very best hydrotherapy. From providing pain relief to sore muscles and aching joints, you can ease your mind and body with relaxation. While swim spas do provide spa seats, you’re not going to have the same range of hydrotherapy jets and seats that hot tubs offer. 

With a hot tub, you can pinpoint exact areas that cause you pain and stress, like shoulders, back, legs, feet, and more. So if you experience back pain more than aching feet, you’re going to want to find a hot tub with seats designed specifically for targeting your back muscles. Getting targeted pain point relief isn’t as easy to do with a swim spa.

A few other things to consider when choosing between a hot tub or swim spa.

Along with defining your goal for your spa, there are a few other aspects to consider:

  • Is your yard better suited for a swim spa or a hot tub? It’s important to take sizing into account when choosing a hot tub or a swim spa. There are perfect choices of both a hot tub or a swim spa for almost any yard.
  • Do you move often/plan to move in the future? If you rent, are in the military, or just want the option to move in the future, you may want to invest in something that’s portable. Just due to size, a hot tub is much easier to move than a swim spa.
  • Do you have a big family and host often? If you’re someone who likes gathering with all of your loved ones at once, a swim spa can more easily accomodate a large group of people than a hot tub. While some hot tubs can fit up to seven people, a swim spa can fit even more people. They can choose to either sit in a spa seat or splash and play in the swim area. This is especially true if you have kids.

Not matter what you choose, get the best with Wellis Spas.

International leaders in hydrotherapy and spa innovation, Wellis® spas and swim spas are premier choices when it comes to high-quality hot tubs and swim spas. No matter what you choose, a Wellis hot tub or swim spa will provide the ultimate benefits you’re looking for in a spa. Stop by Wellis New England today to view our exclusive selection of hot tubs and swim spas for your backyard!

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